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Get your town, city, village on the map and help change the world through music.

Total Raised To Date:

£ / £10,000

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AUGUST 1st-31st

What is StrummerJam?

StrummerJam is a fundraising event presented by The Joe Strummer Foundation.

Throughout the month of August 2017 StrummerJam events are held around the world to celebrate the life, music and memory of Joe Strummer and to help raise funds for music non-profits.

StrummerJam fundraising events are registered via and independently organised by musicians, promoters, venues, record labels, DJs, artists and music fans.

It is a DIY global fundraising campaign that unites people so that together we can help change the world through music, as Joe said "without people, you're nothing."


This is the target to beat in 2017. Up for the challenge?

People can change anything they want to. And that means everything in the world.

~ Joe Strummer

How StrummerJam works

Event organisers register their event idea via this website using the form below and nominate their music non-profit of choice.

We review event submissions and if approved we send a welcome pack containing StrummerJam assets (logos, banners, promotional text), event & fundraising agreement.

Organisers are fully independent, StrummerJam (aka The Joe Strummer Foundation) are not involved in any of the events.

We help organisers set up a fundraising page so they can collect donations online.

Organisers set up their event on Facebook and send us their event link.

We integrate this into Facebook pages and website and we help promote all StrummerJam events through our own channels and partners.

Donations are collected by the event organisers and after the event donations are made directly by the event organiser to the beneficiary organisation.

Who benefitted last year?

Last year we was genuinely blown away by the amount of goodwill and energy shown by everyone involved. Nominated charities for 2016 we Notes for Notes, Variety Children's Charity, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, The Joe Strummer Foundation, Radio Lollipop Children's Hospital Radio, Glastonbury Radio and many more.

We hope that 2017 we'll be able to support many more music non-profit organisations that are doing great things to help change peoples lives.

Why StrummerJam?

Joe was very knowledgable about world music, you only have to listen to his BBC Radio shows to understand that. He also was socially aware and as The Joe Strummer Foundation, we have always tried to carry his ideals forward.

StrummerJam aims to unite people around the world who feel the same way, people who take action and believe that music can change the lives of those who embrace it.

We are uniting & motivating people under to take action, make a noise, have fund and raise some funds in the process.

This is what we did last year

Below are the key statistics we want to share with you - get involved, help make 2017 be bigger & better. People need you. We need you.

  • $10,000 USD raised

  • 172 Bands

  • 22 Cities

  • 6 Countries

  • 3 Continents

Organise a StrummerJam

Get your music, city, village, town on the map and unite with others around the world. Take action & rock local, act global.


Here's where your questions are answered.


StrummerJam is a month long fundraising event made up of independently organised benefit gigs around the world. Organisers register their event via the PARTICIPATE page on this website and once approved their event is added to the StrummerJam world map.

Organisers must nominate a local non-profit that uses music as part of their program. Organisers are also free to nominate The Joe Strummer Foundation as their StrummerJam beneficiary.


StrummerJam's can be organised by anybody with an interest in music - bands, solo musicians, DJs, poets, promoters, venue owners, music merchandise companies, music fans.


Absolutely not! A StrummerJam can be anything from a busking session in your town centre, to a DJ set in your local bar, to a specially arrange event in a venue to a full on festival!

The idea is that if you want to get involved, plan your date and location, nominate a local non-profit and send us the details. We'll put on the world map and will help you promote it!


Of course! Here is a list of ideas for StrummerJam:

  • Organise a gig in your local live music venue with some bands you know
  • If you're a DJ, organise a set in a local bar spinning Joe Strummer influenced tunes
  • Give a gig to StrummerJam - if you have a gig booked in to play during August, donate your proceeds (or part of it), or talk to the other bands and promoters to see if they want to make a donation, raise some some funds.
  • Do a busking session in your local town
  • Organise a punk poetry reading in your local book / reading club
  • If you run a regular music night dedicate one event in August to StrummerJam and request a voluntary donation on the door
  • Do a Facebook Live acoustic set covering Joe Strummer songs

If you want to do it, and it's music related, just do it! Participate, don't spectate!



StrummerJam is organised by The Joe Strummer Foundation and our mission statement is: To give opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

Each StrummerJam event therefore needs to be a benefit gig for a registered non-profit that uses music as part of their program. If you can not locate a non-profit in your area, or you simply would prefer to, you are welcome to nominate The Joe Strummer Foundation as your StrummerJam beneficiary. 


Once your event has been registered with us and we have you set up on the website we encourage you to create a StrummerJam fundraising page on

Once on that page, if you scroll down to the bottom of it you'll see a big red button that says "Create your own". Click on that and follow the step-by-step process.

You'll then be able to start collecting donations online!

If you need to make a bank transfer, we will send you our bank details via email.