Billy Bragg to headline Joe Strummer benefit concert

Mick Jones and Hard-Fi will also play

Billy Bragg and Clash bandmembers Mick Jones and Topper Headon are to play a benefit concert for striking firefighters.

The gig will mark the fifth anniversary of the now legendary show that Joe Strummer performed with his former bandmate Jones at Acton Town Hall in 2002 – just weeks before his death.

The show – Arms Aloft – will take place in Acton Town on November 15, and is backed by the Fire Brigades Union.

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s show will go towards a new Billy Bragg-fronted campaign entitled Jail Guitar Doors, which aims to put musical instruments in prisons up and down the country, in the memory of Strummer.

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