added: 23 Jun 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Cult blues musician Seasick Steve is set to join the already outstanding line-up for this year's Strummer of Love festival taking place in Somerset on the weekend of 17-19 August. The one-off event will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of iconic Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
Having sold out scores of venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo and Brixton O2 Academy, Seasick Steve will be joining an already impressive line-up including the Pogues, Frank Turner and Emmy the Great.
Renowned for his growling vocals and use of customised instruments - including a battered three-string guitar, diddley bow, stomp box and various handmade contraptions - Steve is the natural choice and a perfect addition to the bill. His firewood instruments will be bringing some honest, foot-stomping, get-down and go-for-it attitude to the weekend's festivities.
In addition, dance music pioneers Basement Jaxx will be performing an unseen and exclusive DJ set which promises to be one of the highlights of the festival. Classic dancehall and reggae DJ David Rodigan will make sure the whole site gets up and moving whilst DJ Scratchy, who rode on tour with the Clash, will be bringing an element of '76 energy to the proceedings.
Faithful to the spirit of Strummer's diverse life and career - as hippy era festivalgoer, folk troubadour, family man, globally feted punk icon and world music explorer - it will be an occasion to savour, leaving behind a plan of action after the partying is over.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.strummeroflove.com