Joe Strummer's 60th birthday to be marked with new festival - ticket details

Strummer Of Love will also mark 10th anniversary of the singer's death

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A festival dedicated to late Clash frontman Joe Strummer is to be staged for the first time this summer.

The event entitled 'Strummer Of Love', will mark would have been the singer's 60th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his death. It will be staged over three days from August 17-19 at an undisclosed location in Somerset. Strummer died from an undiagnosed congenital heart defect in December 2002.

The event is being held by Strummerville, a charity which regularly holds events in The Clash frontman's name and provides support to aspiring musicians.

The line-up for the event will be announced next week but according to the official Strummer Of Love website will feature many of his "friends, global superstars and homegrown rising stars"

A statement on the site added: "Joe loved equality, community, global awareness and more importantly people. This festival is being put together to celebrate the life of this man, the legacy he left behind and to remind us all how important it is, in this ever increasing age of commerciality and capitalism, to get on with what you believe in even if it means doing everything yourself."

For more information head to Strummer Of Love.

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