By Tim Saunders on
A benefit concert celebrating the life of Joe Strummer will be held in London later this month.
Strummer – guitarist and singer for punk legends The Clash – died of heart complications in 2002. He helped set up Future Forests – now known as The Carbon Neutral Company – an organization dedicated to planting trees in various parts of the world in order to combat global warming. Following his death, artist Damien Hirst set up Strummerville, a non-profit organization that aims to help young musicians.
The benefit concert will take place on December 21 – the anniversary of Strummer’s death – and will feature up-and-coming punk bands such as The Rotten Hill Gang, The Riff-Raff, Dan Smith and The Savage Nomads.
Proceeds from the concert – which will be held at West London’s Tabernacle on Powis Square – will go to Strummerville and its mission 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”.
More info can be found at the Strummerville website.
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