STRUMMERCAMP FESTIVAL 2011 > Strummercamp returns for the sixth year this May bank holiday weekend > (27/28/29). Once again Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme plays host what > has been described as being the'friendliest festival on the circuit' > (efestivals review). This is an event which is as DIY as it gets, with ticket > buyers and bands enjoying the unique atmosphere created every year. As always > the festival remains completely independent and not-for-profit. If you weren¹t > aware Strummercamp was set up initially as an idea to pay tribute to the late > great Joe Strummer and the Clash, reflecting Joe's positive spirit and > influence, the organisers mix the acts from many musical backgrounds, from > classic punk to ska, reggae to rockabilly, folk to rhythm and blues, with the > odd soul legend thrown in! And this year is no exception, with over 50 bands > for your listening pleasure > <> > JOE STRUMMER STAGE > This years line up includes soul, r'n'b legend Geno Washington and the Ram Jam > Band, (yes, that Geno that Dexys paid tribute to) promising a lively energetic > performance to get everyone dancing on a Saturday night. We also have on board > the one and only Captain Sensible with his band - taking a break till later > this year from guitar duties with The Damned, the Captain will be bringing his > unique mayhem and fun, no doubt enjoying himself as he did two years ago when > The Damned provided a fantastic end to our weekend. Pauline Black brings her > Two Tone Ska giants The Selecter to have the place bouncing on Sunday night. > Prepare for some wild Irish folk rock from The Popes (formerly Shane Macgowans > band). A special appearance from Manchester¹s Chameleons Vox (Mark Burgess and > band playing timeless classic Chameleons tunes). The main stage will also see > sets from hard rocking punk from German band Radio Dead Ones. Authentic good > time rockabilly from The Black Cat Trio. Country and Eastern from the > brilliant Bootscraper. One of the most exciting hip hop crews Surreal Knowlege > from the north west whotake influence from various elements of rock, jazz, > funk, electro and soul will be something to watch out for. Wales longest > serving punk band Foreign Legion are looking forward to joining us alongside > loads of other acts such as Supajamma, China Shop Bull, Rasta Four Eyes, > Jackie O, The Roughneck Riot, Cheapskates and Rebel Truce. > TNSrecords STAGE  > Manchester¹s independent label TNSrecords once again present their own stage > at this years festival, bringing the best underground up and coming bands from > across the country. This yearSonic Boom Six and Chief headline the stage, with > support coming from Stand Out Riot, Down and Outs, Revenge of the Psychotronic > Man, Black Star Dub Collective, X Ray Cat Trio and Acid Drop amongst others. > TNSrecords support underground punk and ska in Manchester a further a field, > through their label, fanzine and regular gigs. So it is great to have them on > board. You can find out more about them on > <> The full TNS stage line-up > is;  > SONIC BOOM SIX, DOWN  OUTS, CHIEF, THE DEAD CLASS, ACID DROP, ZAPIAIN, STAND > OUT RIOT, FAINTEST IDEA, SOUNDS OF SWAMI, REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN,DEAD > SUBVERTS, PENIS GOES WHERE?, LEAGUES APART, X RAY CAT TRIO, BLACK STAR DUB > COLLECTIVE, JOHN PLAYER SPECIALS, JIMMY THE SQUIRREL, ED ACHE, BARNYARD > MASTURBATOR  > THE HEMPEN JIG ACOUSTIC STAGE > This year we also introducing the Hempen Jig Acoustic stage bring the best > acts from their regular night in Leeds and alongside some from further a > field. The Hempen Jig, like TNSrecords, support some amazing underground > artists so we thought this was an amazing opportunity to show case some of the > best UK bands to the Strummercamp crowd. The full acoustic stage line-up is; > LEON WALKER, SPEED DINOSAURS, TROY FAID, BANDITOS, MATTHEW MCGURTY, FUTURE > PRIMATIVES, BILLY LIAR, JASON LOCKETT, ANDREW CREAM, DARREN POYZER, TESSA > HUNT, PERKIE, CRACKTOWN, THROW ROCKS AT COPS, LOUISE DISTRAS, DON MERCY > RUGBY CLUB STAGE  > As a very special treat for all weekend ticket holders, our Friday night party > in the club house will welcome the UK SUBS back, with support from Clash > tribute Rebel Truce to kick off this year¹s festival. This year we will also > have bands and DJs on the Rugby Club after the bands have finished on the main > stage to keep the party going into the early hours. There will be sets from > The Roughneck Riot and Faintest Idea amongst others. >   > EVERYTHING ELSE  > The hosts offer real value for money prices on drinks and food. There is > excellent catering, including a vegetarian café, and a great selection of real > ale and draft beer. All of this is provided at great prices with the > determination not to be a rip off; appreciating peoples budget whilst adding > to the enjoyment of being there. Alongside the bands there will also be the > legendary 5-a-side competition, some kid¹s entertainment in the mornings and > an amazing atmosphere. As always there will be free camping and secure > parking.  > TICKETS ON SALE NOW > So what are you waiting for, head over to the Strummercamp website > and pick up your ticket. Remember Strummercamp > is 100% not-for-profit festival which is run by volunteers. As well as the > website you can also pick up a ticket at TNS gigs, from Rockers in Manchester > and online at Ticketline or Weekend Tickets (FRI/SAT/SUN) > £65.50 - Day Tickets £37.50 > Child Weekend Ticket (under 16) £20 ­ Day Ticket £10 > Children under 10 FREE > Manchester Rugby Club, Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 7NB > Strummercamp Festival has also been nominated several times into the top ten > categories asŒbest grass roots festival¹, Œbest small festival¹ at the UK > Festival awards. LOS AMIGOS AND ALL THE STRUMMERCAMP COMPADRES........... >   >   >   >   > Festival Info ­ Press ­ > Festival Website ­ > > <> TNSrecords ­ > / > <> If you don¹t want to > receive this newsletter any more, please drop us an email telling us to stop > and we will go away. >     
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