Almost 37 years after the cancellation of a gig by The Clash caused a near riot in Belfast, a university in the city is hosting an academic conference on the band’s wider impact and legacy.
‚Battle of Bedford Street‘
While the legend of the night has passed into folklore – described by punk veterans perhaps with tongue-in-cheek as the ‚battle of Bedford Street‚ – the report suggests it was a fairly tame affair by Belfast’s standards.
A Riot of Our Own – a symposium on the Clash – is being organised by the Department of Sociology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the University of Ulster’s School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies.
It is being held at the University of Ulster’s Belfast campus on 20-21 June.