Charity gig to celebrate Joe Strummer’s life announced

Money raised will go to the Strummerville foundation

A Christmas benefit gig for the charity Strummerville is to be staged in London this December.

Strummerville Does Christmas takes place at west London venue The Tabernacle on December 21, the eve of the anniversary of Joe Strummer‘s death.

The iconic Clash frontman died unexpectedly on December 22, 2002, of heart complications.


The Christmas gig features live performances from The Rotten Hill Gang, The Riff-Raff, Dan Smith and The Savage Nomads.

Strummerville was founded by Joe Strummer‘s widow Lucinda shortly after his death.

The group says it “seeks to reflect Joe‘s unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them”.