International Clash Day Goes Global

Feb 5, 2018

Radio stations, record stores, and entire cities on all seven continents to declare and celebrate International Clash Day 2018.   Follow on social media using #internationalclashday

On February 7th, 2018, music lovers all over the world will observe International Clash Day, an annual celebration of seminal UK punk band The Clash, and a recognition of the enduring influence of their music and human rights message.   

This year, city governments, radio stations, record stores and music venues on all seven continents will mark the occasion with special programming, spotlights, official city proclamations and more. A constantly updating listing of all of the participating organizations and communities, along with downloadable International Clash Day posters, shareable graphics and more are available at www.internationalclashday.com.  

“Know Your Rights,” the first single from The Clash album Combat Rock, is a biting take on the civil rights of the poor and disenfranchised, and serves as a prime example of the Clash’s unique ability to blend social commentary, activism, and incredible music. On February 7th, the music of the Clash will serve as the soundtrack to the hard work, resolve and commitment to upholding and advancing the values of a free society and an inclusive world.    

Radios in 16+ countries will be tuned into Clash programming on February 7th, as 65 radio stations (and counting!) around the world will celebrate International Clash Day with special programming, with Ice Radio 104.5 FM at McMurdo Station, Antarctica kicking off the festivities, followed by RDU98.5FM Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand and OCR FM in Colac, Australia. 

Stations on every continent will be participating with special Clash programming, including Antyradio in Warsaw, Poland, Flirt 101.3 FM in Galway Ireland, Radio Helsinki in Helsinki Finland, Radio Laguna 93,7 Belgrade, Serbia, Beijing Music Radio in Beijing, China, FM97.4, The Eye Radio in Cape Town South Africa, FM Universidad La Plata in Buenos Aires Argentina, Radio Roquette Pinto in Rio De Janeiro Brazil, UABC Radio in Mexicali Mexico, The Current in Minneapolis, WNCW-FM 88.7 in North Carolina, WXPN in Philadelphia, WRVU in Nashville, WFUV in New York, WOMM in Burlington VT, and The Buzz FM in Spearfish South Dakota. A full listing of dozens of participating stations available at www.internationalclashday.com

International Clash Day began in Seattle in 2013 when KEXP Morning Show host John Richards decided that one Clash song wasn’t enough, and dedicated the rest of his show to the Clash. Over the next few years, the programming grew and expanded, other radio stations started following suit. Ultimately, cities around the world began to officially declare February 7th to be International Clash Day.  

This year is no different, with official proclamations issued by cities and municipalities far and wide, including Washington DC, Tucson AZ, San Francisco CA, Austin TX, Vancouver BC, Kent OH, Burlington VT, and the State of Washington, including King County and the cities of Seattle, Spokane and Olympia. More cities issuing proclamations will be announced in the days to come at www.internationalclashday.com and KEXP.ORG