International Clash Day

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International Clash Day 2021

Join KEXP for International Clash Day 2021 – observed all day long on Friday, February 5th. We’ll be playing the Clash, of course, but also diving into the band’s influences, as well as some of the amazing music being made all around the world that shares their ethos as a band.

As Joe Strummer said “We’re anti-fascist, we’re anti-violence, we’re anti-racist, and we’re pro-creative. We’re against ignorance.”

Tune in on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 AM to 7 PM PT on 90.3 KEXP,, and the KEXP App to listen to the broadcast. And make sure to come back here and follow KEXP socials for even more stories about the Clash, the artists and movements that inspired them as well as who they xinspired. 

Want to be part of International Clash Day? Send us an email here to find out how you can record audio that will air during KEXP's Interational Clash Day 2021.

Latin Radio Partners

KEXP is partnering and featuring Latin radio stations all throughout International Clash Day 2021. Tune in throughout the day as DJs from radio stations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico share their perspective on The Clash and the band's mission to be anti-racist, anti-fascist, pro-immigration, and pro-creativity. 


The History of Clash Day

Learn more about the history of International Clash Day and its evolution since 2013, plus get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into KEXP’s broadcast in London celebrating the 7th annual International Clash Day, on February 7, 2019. 

Special thanks to Studio 9294, in Hackney Wick, London, and all the artists who performed during KEXP's broadcast.

Interviews and Essays From Past Clash Days

International Clash Day

Straight to Hell on a Paper Plane: How MIA’s Clash-Sampling Breakout Hit Became a Generational Anthem

As we celebrate International Clash Day, we look back at the M.I.A. hit sampling the band's Combat Rock classic "Straight To hell"

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International Clash Day

LONDON CALLING: Do You Accept The Charges?

Writer and KEXP DJ Larry Mizell Jr. reflects on The Clash's seminal album 40 years later for International Clash Day 2019

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International Clash Day Interviews

International Clash Day: Musicians Reflect on The Legacy of The Clash and London Calling

Strand of Oaks, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, The Coathangers, and more talk about how the legendary band impacted their lives

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