Year Zero to celebrate 40th anniversary of The Clash's Trinity College shows

The event will be held in the examination hall at Trinity College - the original venue for the 1977 gigs.

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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