Preview: Oxjam Brighton Takeover, 10 Venues, Saturday October 26

Brighton’s local music heroes band together for Oxjam 2013 –

The UK’s biggest ever charity music festival

It’s almost that exciting time of year where thousands of musicians, fans and hundreds of venues nationwide come together for a whole month of gigs for one intention – to play their part in Oxfam’s fight against poverty around the world. Oxjam takes place in October and since 2006 have raised £2 million in their fight… This month, more than 800 venues, 9,000 volunteers, 7,000musicians and 150,000 audience members will help make Oxjam bigger and better than ever.

Oxjam is a festival with a difference: thousands of fundraising music events are put on by ordinary people who know and love their local music scene – from large-scale festivals to local sponsored busks – making it the biggest line-up of any music festival in the UK. Local music for a Global impact.

The Oxjam Brighton Takeover this year takes place in multiple venues across the city on Saturday 26th October, with acoustic coffee shop sessions throughout the day, bands and artists playing all afternoon and evening and DJ’s through the night; it’s set to be the biggest one yet!

No stranger to emerging talent, local music college BIMM are backing the event this year as headline sponsors. Oxjam Brighton is also kindly receiving help and support from Above Media, JT Lighting, TSL Lighting, The Pret Foundation and Chameleon Designs.

Venues –

Royal Pavillion Tavern
10 Below
Mucky Duck
Seven Stars
Studio Theatre Bar (hub)
Hobgoblin
Moksha
Mr Wolfe
Small Batch
Oxfam Book & Record shop

Artists –

Anna Rice          Bella Kardasis          Bent Cousin          Brain ‘Cheets’ Cheetham          Calico          Cat Power Radio          Charlie Brown          Das Kinsey          Dirty Scavenger          DJ Sam Leedham          DJ Seymour          Earthquakes DJs          Evanjack          Fickle Friends          Fragile Creatures          Glass Sines          Grasshopper          Gypsy & The Wolf          Half Hour Hotel          Jonny & The Dangerbeast          Kings Mews          Kins          Laborato          Marble Buffalo          Mauve People          Normanton Street          Oliver Croome          Orchards          Our Colour Company          Paradise 9          Prisoner Cinema          Sandweaver          Seamus Haji          Simonne and the Dark Stars          Skirts          Spacenoid          Supermega Swarzeneger          The Chris Sutton Trio          The Cocktail Party          The Jar Family          The Querelles          The Salts          Tom Hannay          White Wookie          Wolflung

Oxjam Brighton Takeover have released tickets online at wegottickets.com which are now available at the early bird price of £5, with 100% profits going to Oxfam. This will get you a wristband for all venues all day & night. Price will increase close to and on the day. And if for any crazy reason you can’t make the festival, you can still do your bit and donate to Oxfam –  Justgiving: Text OXBR to 70070 to donate £5

For more information visit facebook.com/OxfamBrightonTakeover
Twitter: OxjamBrighton2013

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

11th October – Battle of the DJ’s competition

25th October at Fiddlers Elbow – Official Launch Party!

Wednesday 30th October at The Haunt – Younger music fans can also get involved! An over 14 night in conjunction with Oxjam, ‘DÍA DE MUERTOS’ – Showcasing some of the best young, unsigned bands from Brighton and coinciding with Golding’s debut EP launch “Mind Device”. With a ‘day of the dead’ theme for Halloween! Rising stars include –

Golding, The Harbour, Object Object, Lhuna and Clipper.

Tickets are £5 donations to Oxfam – contact Momo for tickets and more infomomokohill@gmail.com

Background:

  • Since 2006, more than 45,000 musicians have played to an audience of more than 900,000 people at over 3,500 Oxjam events, raising in excess of £2 million to fight poverty around the world.
  • More than 600 Oxfam shops across the country sell second-hand music – double the total number of independent record shops in the UK*.
  • Oxfam shops sell around £6 million of music every year, which equates to around 1.8 million CDs and records every year, all donated by the British public. The largest single donation was of 4,000 vinyl albums to an Oxfam shop in Devon in 2008.

  • Oxfam has been one of the lead charities at Glastonbury since 1993, raising £2.7 million through stewarding the festival and signing up more than 400,000 people in support of its campaigns at the festival. Oxfam works at seventeen music festivals across the summer, stewarding, campaigning and selling festival fashion.

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