Big Names Line Up For Oxjam

| 29 September 2006

Oxjam kicks off this weekend with an estimated 12,000 people around the UK readying themselves for all manner of parties, gigs, club nights, musical stunts and bizarre record attempts.

Other acts performing include Embrace, De La Soul, The Futureheads and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, but charity Oxfam is encouraging anyone to get involved in any way they can.

A spokesman said: "We see Oxjam as a kind of Live8 in your back garden - every single person who gets out there and gets involved is the real star of this festival.

"Together, we can all do our bit to fight poverty and enjoy some great new music at the same time."

For more info on how to get involved visit the official site HERE.

More than 1000 events have already been organised and Oxfam is hoping to raise in excess of £500,000 towards relief projects around the world. 

The Futureheads have already started the ball rolling by busking on the tube, while Kasabian have formed a string quartet.

Other events taking place include a Buskathon, a 24-hour busk being held in ten different cities, and karaoke record attempt in Manchester.

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