Like last year, two tribute festivals are organised this year to commemorate John's birthday. The first one is in Lanarkshire, Scotland, where John lived for many years. Saturday 15th September, the John Martyn Tribute Night is held from 19:00 to 23:30 hours at the New Lanark World Heritage Site, New Lanark Mills, ML119DB. Tickets are £ 8.00. From the announcement:
"After the huge success of last years tribute evening hosted by some of the finest acts in Lanarkshire we are pleased to announce that the event will be continuing for a 2nd year running and hopefully many more to come. This years event heralds a change of venue to the serene setting of New Lanark's World Heritage Site by the falls of the Clyde; a place where John himself frequented the local haunts many a time and lived near himself in Roberton at the famous Church With One Bell."
So far the following bands are confirmed:
Big Dave & the Gnomes
Jim Duncan (from Biggar)
Peter John (of the John Martyn tribute band "Grace & Danger" from Cwmbran in Wales)
Little Fire (from Ayrshire).
Tickets are available from: Magnum Sound, Wishaw; Crown Tavern, Lanark; Relish, Carluke; or directly from organiser David Mooney: 0044 (0)78 1828 2511.