Strummercamp Festival – 23rd – 25th May 2014

Manchester Rugby Club, Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7NB




Strummercamp, the friendliest festival around, returns for the ninth successive year to Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle Hulme on the 23rd-25th May (Bank Holiday Weekend). Manchester Strummercamp festival – still not for profit and still very much independent, run on a voluntary basis. Set up as a fitting tribute to the late Joe Strummer, hopefully reflecting his influence and inspiration with a diverse range of music and artists including punk, ska, reggae, folk, blues, acoustic and poetry.

This year’s line-up boasts amazing and exciting talent: Madness sax man Lee Thompson brings his Ska Orchestra to headline Sunday night. One of the most talked about bands on thelive scene Ruts D.C in support.  Dreadzone headline Saturday night with their amazing fusion of Dub, Reggae, Techno, folk rock. Legendary bass player, composer, writer Jah Wobble will play what promises to be a rare and unique show from an amazing catalogue of original post punk, experimental , dub, world, alternative rock! Some intense, feral energy from The Membranes, with a much anticipated album released soon, John Robbs original noiseniks will be sure to make an impression at his favourite small fest. 

The brilliant ‘lost Manchester band’ Dub Sex come to Strummercamp  to play one of a very selective number of come back gigs , having lost none of their original , unique sound and a new single out after 25 years – not to be missed.

XSLF (Stiff Little Fingers original members, Henry Cluney and Jim Reilley) will be making the Friday night one hell of a party – playing early, original SLF classics.

Over 65 acts perform over the weekend, including Attila the Stockbroker, Louise Distras, Headsticks, Evil Blizzard, Orphan Boy, Joe Solo, The Rotten Hill Gang, guests from Italy, Linea and Mauri Clash City Rocker, Anti Pasti, The Roughneck Riot, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man.. Plus stages hosted by TNS records, Spannered, Punx Inna Jungle and acoustic stage courtesy of Hempen Jig Promotions. Our regular Art Exhibition, cinema and legendary 5 a side competition.

Something for everyone – very family friendly, value for money, under cover marquee, indoor stage, club bar open all day, great reasonably priced home cooked food, real ale, and pub priced beer.

In our 9th successive year looking ahead to a special 10th anniversary next May – we rely on volunteers and remain proudly independent and not for profit.

  • ‘The only festival that matters – John Robb
  • ‘The friendliest festival on the circuit’ – efestivals
  • Nominated and shortlisted regularly for best small/grass roots festival at the UK Annual Awards


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