Members only? No, everyone welcome at Strummercamp

THERE is a new punk festival coming to Oldham next month albeit with a familiar vibe.


StrummerCamp in May

Strummercamp Festival, set up 12 years ago as a fitting tribute to the Clash and front man Joe Strummer, had previously taken place in south Manchester.

Now the three-day event, headlined by the Adverts’ TV Smith, Eddie and the Hot Rods and the Members, is coming to Oldham Rugby Union Club, Byrth Road on May 25, 26 and 27.

Strummercamp has been dubbed ‘the friendliest fest on the circuit’ and nominated several times as best small festival in the UK Festival Awards, mainly due to the passionate volunteers keeping this special event with its unique atmosphere alive.

In addition to the main headliners, there will be music from the Urban Voodoo Machine, local blues rockers Blackballed (with New Model Army’s Marshall Gill), Stranglers tribute Straighten Out, street punk from Italy’s Il Complesso, ex Northside Dermo’s new outfit Time For Action, Warrington folk punk legends Roughneck Riot plus dozens more.

TNS Records showcase stage includes Revenge of the Psychotronic Man playing one of their farewell gigs of the year.

There will be pub priced beers, value for money, good quality food, free camping, free parking, under cover marquee, club house open all weekend and a car boot sale.

Oh and a wedding ceremony for two special Strummercampers!

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