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.
Royal Pavillion Tavern
Studio Theatre Bar (hub)
Oxfam Book & Record shop
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
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 info – firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.