13123407_10154084978851678_5687784555481130714_oThe late and great Poly Styrene was a friend to Louder Than War and we interviewed her many times. Her sad death was five years ago to this day and every year there is a festival to celebrate her life. This year it features the following great bill.

More details on the concert are here.

Saffron Republica • Doctor & The Medics. The Woodentops. The
Vapors. Ben Curiosity Killed the Cat •
Mantra.Youth. Angie Brown Bizarre Inc • JC Carroll The
Members • Anita Harris • David Van Day. Then Jerico.
I ludicrous • Spizzology. The Gonads. Simon Wolfenscroft The Fall, Ian Brown • The Homosexuals •
Celeste and The Tabloid Queens.
• Spizzology. Bermondsey Joyriders • The Aim •
The Transmitters • Jote Osahn Elbow.Gorillaz • The
Shakespearos • Dominique Oliver. Juliette Ashby • The Jet
Reds. John Robb Compere • Wolfy Compere .
Tony Bugbear DJ Soho Radio. Darren Bennett

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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