Oxjam 2013

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Monday 23rd September to Thursday 31st October 2013
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Last updated: Tue 8th Oct 2013

Oxjam, the biggest music festival in the UK, is a festival with a difference: thousands of events put on by music lovers from large-scale festivals to local sponsored busks throughout October. taking over stages, back rooms and street corners to make music and raise money for Oxfam with gigs, DJ sets, busks and much more.

Throughout October, more than 800 venues, 6,000 volunteers, 6,000 musicians and 180,000 audience members will enable Oxjam to raise at least £400,000 for Oxfam’s important work around the world. 

Since 2006, more than 50,000 musicians have played to an audience of more than 1,000,000 people at over 4,000 Oxjam events, raising in excess of £2 million to fight poverty around the world.


A unique loft space in Shoreditch will be transformed into a gig venue, hosting intimate performances for a handful of lucky fans to launch the charity's month-long Oxjam music festival.

The venue, whose location remains a secret until the week of the gigs, hosted:

Monday 23 Sept: Dry the River, Roosevelt, Josephine, plus support
Tuesday 24 Sept: Eliza Doolittle, Fuse ODG, Chloe Howl, Fuse ODG and Ghostpoet (DJ set)

Wednesday 25 Sept: 2manydjs, NYPC (formerly New Young Pony Club), Chad Valley Dave Okumu
Thursday 26 Sept: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs b2b Skream, Holy Ghost DJ set, Psychemagik, and Zero 7 (DJ Set).

These four gigs marked the launch of the Oxjam music festival; hundreds of music events across the country put on by volunteers with a passion for music, all raising money for charity. 

The highlights of the month-long festival will no doubt be the Oxjam Takeovers, a series of city-wide mini-festivals taking place in 60 locations across the UK, from Shetland to Plymouth, on the weekend of 19th - 20th October. During the weekend, some 2500 bands and acts will perform to an audience of more than 60,000. In addition, for the first year ever music is taking over the shop network with selected Oxfam shops across the UK encouraging people to buy and donate music, all of this helping the charity raise money, through music. 

Oxjam Takeover events will take place in the following locations: 

London: Brixton, Chiswick, Clapham, Croydon, Kingston, Notting Hill, Peckham, Shepherds Bush, Islington, Shoreditch, Dalston, Kilburn
South East: Brighton, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Norwich, Cambridge, Luton, Colchester, Bedford, Reading, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Milton Keynes, Didcot
South West: Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter
Wales: Cardiff, Swansea, Carmarthen
Midlands: Birmingham, Lichfield, Stoke on Trent, Shrewsbury, Beeston, Mansfield, Leicester, Lincoln
North: Huddersfield, Sheffield, Manchester, Bury, Liverpool, Lancaster, Newcastle, Sunderland, Bradford, Leeds
Scotland: Shetland, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen

October 19th: Oxjam Brixton Takeover @ Kaff Bar
Live music, cabaret acts, burlesque and DJ sets from DJ Shefitza, Calibre Blue, FLOetic Lara, Isabelle L'Amour, Abioye & Randall / Emily Ford, Christine Asamoah, Painters Radio, Coffee Pot Drive, David Goo

October 19th: Oxjam Brixton Takeover @ The Windmill
Live sets from Misty Miller, Whales In Cubicles, Psycho Delia, Vodun, Micky Gloss, The Magnetic Mind, Aretes, Happy Hooves

October 19th: Oxjam Brixton Takeover @ Effra Social
Live and DJ sets from Royal Sounds, Lovella Ellis,The Hobos, Ava Burelle & The Smoking Guns, Poeticat, DJ Dom Fader 

October 19th: Oxjam Brixton Takeover @ The White Horse
DJ sets from Bailey, Bryan G

October 19th: Oxjam Brixton Takeover @ The Prince Of Wales
DJ sets from Cooly G, Severino, Youth, My Panda Shall Fly, Photonz, VCR & Strictly Kev, Mella Dee, Charlie Bennett, Rob B (Stereo MCs) & MC Fivealive, Debonair, and Leisureware (Tickets £10)

October 19th: Oxjam Brixton Takeover Upstairs@ The Ritzy
Live and DJ sets from Grizzly, Medika, Mangoseed, Vital Consultant, Vis-a-Vis, Tom Basista

Friday 25th: Oxjam Clapham Takeover Music Festival (warm up) @ The Jam Tree 
Stacey Skeete/ Kit Rice/ Johnny Winston/ Susie B
Time: 8pm to 11pm (Tickets: Free)

Saturday 26th: Oxjam Clapham Takeover Music Festival @: The Sun / Belle Vue / The Bread & Roses / The Frog / The Falcon
Alfred Abel/ Mark Matthews/ Lucy Evans/ Torben Tietz/ Liam Modlin and more!
Time: 4pm to 1am (Tickets: Free)

Find out more

To find out what Oxjam events are going on in your area this October, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam or call 0300 200 1255.


The money raised from Oxjam helps Oxfam fight poverty in three ways: Emergency response, Development work, and Campaigning for change.

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