We received this message from Rob Galloway, of The Yalla Yallas, a long time supporter of The Joe Strummer Foundation and a talented singer songwriter. It was so heart felt that we wanted to share it with you.
“I would just like to say that I loved playing your stage this year and it was an honour to play it. Starting with the location. It was beautiful – not some generic festival stage … much more special, I loved how it appeared to be carved out of the woodland that surrounded it and strategically placed into a clearing. Looked so pretty.
The people were amazing too. I was introduced to pretty much everyone at the site who we’re working so hard to run the area. Everybody that I spoke to was really friendly, professional, and organised. I was made to feel really comfortable and at home.
I was walking around the site just before my performance and I was amazed at the atmosphere in Strummerville, there was a mixture of old punks paying tribute to Joe through to young kids who we’re learning about the great man. There was a crowd about 500 for my show and they we’re ace, respectfully listening, some dancing, singing along, it was such a joy (I did a little cry at one point during a song).
The bands I saw we’re also great. There was some real quality. Really impressed. Strummerville needs to be a long term fixture at Glastonbury.
P.S. I was also working a couple of bars at Glastonbury and I like to chat to the customers etc… and throughout the weekend I heard countless positive comments about Strummerville and how great it was up there.”
Here’s a Youtube clip of Rob on the Strummerville stage at Glastonbury 2015. On Twitter? Follow @theyallayallas for tour dates & info.
Thank you for the kind words words Rob.
The Joe Strummer Foundation