Editors, VV Brown, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Just Jack, Nitin Sawhney and more for Oxjam

playing at a secret London Oxfam shop

published: Tue 1st Sep 2009

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Monday 28th September to Wednesday 28th October 2009
various locations around the UK, UK
varies - depending on event
last updated: Wed 21st Oct 2009

Stars including Editors, VV Brown, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Just Jack, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo, Stereo MC's, and legendary drummer Tony Allen will launch the month-long Oxjam Music Festival on Monday 28th September with a series of exclusive, intimate performances in a specially-converted Oxfam shop in London.

Editors
The shows, which be limited to just 150 audience members per night, run from Monday 28th September to Thursday 1st October, and tickets will go on general sale from Friday 4th September. Many more acts are still to be confirmed for this unique series of gigs in a charity shop.

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 – during March taking over stages, back rooms and street corners to make music and raise money for Oxfam with gigs, DJ sets, busks and much more.

Editors singer Tom Smith said, "We've been supporting Oxfam for years now, so it's really exciting for us to be a part of their biggest music event. Putting on shows in Oxfam's high street stores is a great idea, these places are part of everyone's daily lives these days, come September they'll also be the hottest ticket in town."

The Oxfam shop, the location of which remains secret until September, will become an Oxjam shop for the week, selling the best second-hand music in London during the day. During the evening, it will be converted into a gig venue, playing host to these intimate performances.

The current line-up, with more acts to be announced, is:
Monday 28 Sept: VV Brown, Just Jack (acoustic)
Tuesday 29 Sept: Tony Allen plus special guests, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo
Wednesday 30 Sept: Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Stereo MCs (DJ set)
Thursday 1 Oct: Editors

All raising money to fight poverty around the world. Since the launch of Oxjam in 2006, more than 36,000 musicians have played to an audience of over 750,000 people at almost 3,000 Oxjam events nationwide. The festival has raised more than £1 million for the charity since it was created in 2006: enough to buy 31,000 emergency shelters, safe water for 1.3 million people, or buy 40,000 goats.

The highlight of the month-long festival will be the Oxjam Takeover on Sunday 25th October, when more than 2,000 musicians will fill over 150 venues in more than 20 cities in a single day to raise funds for Oxfam.

To find out what Oxjam events are going on in your area this October, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam or call 0870 905 9060.

This year the festival will be helping poor people cope with the devastating effects of climate change. As well as raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for Oxfam's work, gig goers will be painting their faces blue as part of a massive visual statement to the UK government to take action on climate change before it's too late. Around 50,000 festival-goers are estimated to have signed up to Oxfam's blue faces campaign already this year, from Glastonbury to Reading and Leeds.

Monday 28th September to Wednesday 28th October 2009
various locations around the UK, UK
varies - depending on event
last updated: Wed 21st Oct 2009


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