The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music has teamed up with the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast to create two new rooms for songwriting and rehearsing.
The culmination of this partnership will be a May 2 opening to show off the new spaces, along with a series of workshops titled ‘Best Practice: Getting The Most From Your Rehearsals’.
This’ll be followed by a Strummerville Sessions gig, with music from The Wild Wolves and Dan Smith from London, plus local acts Panama Kings, Axis Of and a Noel Watson DJ set.
Strummerville celebrates the legacy of Joe Strummer by supporting new music, with grassroots projects in London, Belfast and more.
Strummer was a big fan of Northern Irish punk, once writing an article on the subject, stating:
“When punk rock ruled over Ulster, nobody ever had more excitement and fun. Between the bombings and shootings, the religious hatred and the settling of old scores, punk gave everybody a chance to live for one glorious burning moment.”