Monday, June 22, 2009
Strummerville Camp at Glastonbury
Strummerville at Glastonbury
June 26th / 27th / 28th
Strummerville - The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation - will again be holding the biggest campfire at the Glastonbury festival this year.
The campfire will be based near the Joe Strummer memory stone in the top corner of the Arcadia field.
Performing around the campfire will be acoustic sessions from Strummerville supported ‘new talent’ artists including Dan Smith, Cheka, GoodTimes GoodTimes, Peggy Sue and The Pirates, The Lost Brothers and many more. Billy Bragg will bring his Strummerville supported Jail Guitar Doors project - an independent initiative which aims to provide instruments to those who are using music as a means of achieving the rehabilitation of prison inmates (www.jailguitardoors.org.uk) - to the campfire on Saturday, as Billy Bragg, Leon Walker and Johnny Neeson perform.
"It's great that Strummerville are hosting a performance by Jonny and Leon. I named my music in prisons initiative Jail Guitar Doors in memory of Joe Strummer, and the people at Strummerville have been very supportive of our work since the off. Inviting the lads to play at Glastonbury Festival is very much in keeping with the work that Joe did. The voice of ex-prisoners is rarely heard in a society that locks more people up every year and both Jonny and Leon draw on their life experiences to write powerful songs." – Billy Bragg
There will also be some very, VERY special secret acoustic performances from some Big Glastonbury acts throughout the weekend.
For Joe Strummer, the idea of a “campfire” - any loose assembly of people bonded by the rising flames and the advancing dawn - became an art form in itself. The campfire was the melting pot, the wisdom stone, the HolyGrail; the essential outdoor forum for constantly evolving ideas and conversations.
Come and share some love by the campfire.
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