The event will be held in the examination hall at Trinity College - the original venue for the 1977 gigs.
Year Zero to celebrate 40th anniversary of The Clash's Trinity College shows
Year Zero will celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Clash’s two shows at Trinity College Dublin.
A full day symposium will take place on October 21 - featuring talks, readings and screenings by original members of The Clash’s touring party.
The event will be held in the examination hall at Trinity College - the original venue for the 1977 shows.
Legendary DJ Don Letts - who won a Grammy for his Clash documentary "Westway to the World",will be one of the most high-profile participants.
Martin Bradley, Chris Heaney and Robert Gordon McHarg III of Year Zero said: “The Clash shows in Dublin in 1977 created ripples throughout the fields of music, art and film – many of those who attended went on to significant creative careers and cite this gig as a pivotal moment in understanding the possibility of following such a path.
"We’re delighted to be able to work with Trinity College Dublin in shining a light on this often overlooked aspect of Irish cultural history.’’
Former Trinity SU President at the time, and current RTÉ radio producer, Ian Wilson said:“The College had no idea what was about to happen, and to a lesser extent neither did we. A tidal wave of punk swept over the place.
"The event itself – the two shows – was like a bombshell to TCD. The shows were short, manic and full on and the enduring memory was of a whole lot of us having to form a human barrier across the stage to prevent The Clash being mobbed.”
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