Over the next few weeks we will be looking at some of the smaller UK music festivals; generally these events avoid corporate sponsorship, often they are run on a ”Ënot for profit basis' ”â as such it can be argued that these are the events that retain the true spirit of a music festival; we plan were possible to be able to offer competition tickets to the events we feature.
First up is Strummercamp; a not for profit event run entirely by volunteers who contribute their own time and energy to deliver a well run and friendly event.
The Jubilee Bank Holiday, June 1-3rd, sees the ”Ëmagnificent seventh' Strummercamp Festival return to Manchester Rugby Club for another weekend of great music to celebrate the music and influence of Joe Strummer and the Clash.
“A festival winner”Â 5/5 Big Cheese
The Jim Jones Revue have been confirmed as Saturday night headliners with Dub Pistols,The Lovely Eggs, Rotten Hill Gang + a full supporting bill. The Jim Jones Revue are currently one of the best live bands in the UK, The BBC's Johnny Sharp wrote that the band's "string-shredding guitar, furiously chattering piano and blistering, blustery rhythm" meant that "you're bombarded with sonic viscera". They certainly don't hold back!
New Model Army will close the festival on Sunday night. Goldblade and Neck have been confirmed as supporting acts with many more bands playing throughout the afternoon and early evening.
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For full line-up details and to purchase tickets please visit the festival web-site
Building on the success of teaming up with Manchester punk label TNS Records and Leeds underground promoter Hempen Jig last year, Strummercamp in 2012 will also welcome Manchester's Punx inna Jungle and Slit Promotions to the family. This promises to bring even more quality and diversity to the festival, increasing the number of stages to 5.
Adult wknd tickets @ ÃÂ£65.00 inc camping and parking.
Day & evening tickets @ ÃÂ£35.00 and ÃÂ£25.00
Tickets & full lineup at StrummercampÃÂ
Besides the music, there will be the annual 5 a side football tournament, kids' activities and a full bar with beer at pub prices.