Oxjam Huddersfield makes a come-back

part of UK's biggest charity music festival revived this year

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 4th Aug 2016

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Charity music festival Oxjam Huddersfield will makes a come-back,returning after taking a three-year break the charity event that's part of Oxjam's month of fundraisers on Saturday 15th October 2016 at seven venues across Huddersfield town centre.

Whilst the line-up is currently underwraps, the festival has already signed around thirty local acts, including unsigned rock, indie and acoustic bands.

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. Since 2006, more than 50,000 musicians have played to an audience of more than 1,200,000 people at over 4,000 Oxjam events, raising in excess of £2.8 million to fight poverty around the world.

With three fundraising events in the pipeline, including an official launch party at the Odeon Cinema in Huddersfield, Oxjam Huddersfield is on target to raise over £1000 in aid of Oxfam. All proceeds raised go directly to the international charity which aims to combat global poverty and provide emergency aid to third world countries.

Any further funds required to organise the event must be raised through fundraising activities and with the help of generous sponsors, suppliers and volunteers.

The first Oxjam Huddersfield festival was held in 2007 and took place annually thereafter, coming to an abrupt end in 2013. A team of five committed volunteers are now working tirelessly to bring the festival back to Huddersfield this year.

With the aim of attracting people across Yorkshire to attend the event, Oxjam Huddersfield Takeover Manager, Lisa Naylor and her dedicated team, hope to put Huddersfield back on the map and promote the talented musicians that currently contribute to the local music scene.

Commenting on the event, Huddersfield Oxjam Takeover Manager, Lisa Naylor said, "With a passion for live music and our local community, the team and I are so excited to be able to bring such a fantastic event to Huddersfield. We have a number of exciting plans in the pipeline to raise money for the event and the support we’ve gained over the last few weeks is phenomenal. We hope the day itself is a huge success so that we are able to put on a great show for the people of Huddersfield every year."

There are hundreds of music events across the country put on by volunteers with a passion for music, all raising money for charity. Throughout October, more than 800 venues, 6,000 volunteers, 5,500 musicians and 180,000 audience members will help Oxjam to raise money for Oxfam's important work around the world.

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.

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