What is Oxjam
Oxjam is an annual music fundraising initiative held to raise money for Oxfam to fight poverty around the world. The Oxjam festival began in 2006 and so far has generated over £2.5m and over 1 million people have attended Oxjam events.
This year Oxfam hopes to raise £250,000 across the UK in October with 41 takeover events across the UK. Takeover events are where gigs occur in several venues in the same location on the same day. All the events, organisers and volunteers are completely independent of Oxfam and run the festival themselves with all proceeds going to Oxfam.
Oxjam in London
There are 8 Oxjam events in London this year.
Sun 1st October: Hackney Sat 7th October: Clapham and Shepherds Bush Sat 14th October: Islington and Southwark
Sat 21st October: Crystal Palace
Sat 22nd October: Peckham
Sat 28th October: Camden
Several acts are lined up to play during the month including 2003 Mercury Music Nominee Terri Walker, No.1 Artist Sam and the Womp, The Mac Twins and 2007 Mercury Music Nominee Maps.
Many artists are also supporting Oxjam through donations of signed records (Gaz Coombes, John Grant, Gilles Petersen, Frank Turner, Franz Ferdinand) and social media support (La Roux, Lucy Rose, Rob da Bank and Trevor Nelson