Graham Coxon, Hot Chip for Oxjam 2012
Lucy Rose and TEED also help to launch month-long fest
Chris Eustace - 07 September 2012
The Oxfam shop in Dalston, London will become an Oxjam shop for the week, selling the best second-hand music in the city during the day. During the evening, it will be converted into a gig venue, playing host to these intimate performances in front of a just a handful of fans lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket.
The shows, which be limited to just 200 audience members per night, run from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September, with tickets on sale now, with prices ranging from £15 - £25.
The line-ups announced so far are as follows, with more acts to be added for each night:
Tuesday 25 September: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJ set, Breach
Wednesday 26 September: Lucy Rose, Kyla la Grange
Click here to buy Oxjam tickets.
Now in its sixth year, the month-long festival will host hundreds of fundraising music events put on by volunteers with a passion for music and charity. Gigs range from large-scale festivals to local sponsored busks, combining to produce the biggest line-up of any music festival in the UK. During October, more than 800 venues, 9,000 volunteers, 7,000 musicians and 150,000 audience members will enable Oxjam to raise at least £350,000 for Oxfam's work.
The highlight of the month-long festival will be the Oxjam Takeover, a series of city-wide mini-festivals taking place in 44 locations across the UK, from Aberdeen to Bournemouth, on the weekend of 20th and 21st October. During a single weekend, over 2000 musicians will perform to an audience of more than 40,000, all raising money to help Oxfam fight poverty worldwide.
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 £1.8 million to fight poverty around the world. Oxjam 2012 will take the total past the £2 million mark - enough to provide safe water to over 2 million people, feed 300,000 families or buy 80,000 goats.
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.