The Clash’s Joe Strummer Honored With Rock Festival

Late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer is to be honored with a music festival to mark the 10th anniversary of his death later this year.

The rocker passed away from a congenital heart defect in December 2002, at the age of 50, and bosses of the Strummerville charity are planning a musical showpiece in August, the month he would have turned 60.

The charity was set up by the British star’s family to help up-and-coming musicians, and a spokesman revealed they are hoping the bill for the event in south-west England – dubbed the Strummer of Love – will include many bands influenced by The Clash.

A spokesman for Strummerville tells Mojo magazine, “None of the bands have been booked yet and the search is still continuing for a suitable site. But when we were discussing how to celebrate Joe’s life, a music festival seems to be the most appropriate way.”