FESTIVAL NEWS: Oxjam Leeds takes over Leeds 22nd October!

Oxjam is returning to Leeds for its 10th anniversary on Saturday 22nd October. Venues and the first wave of bands have been announced


Led by a team of music-loving volunteers united by a shared goal – to raise money to fight poverty and suffering around the world – this multi-venue, music takeover promises an electric day of live entertainment and festival fun. All proceeds from the festival’s ticket sales will support the incredible work international charity Oxfam deliver around the globe.

Oxjam Leeds 2016 Takeover Manager Fiona Dillon said “We’re really turning up the volume this year – Oxjam Leeds is going to be huge. This festival is all about offering emerging artists a platform and I’m so proud to say that we’ve already signed up some of the best new talent in the country to perform. Every music fan wants to say that they were the first to see the next big thing and Oxjam Leeds is one of those festivals that offers punters that rare opportunity. I passionately believe we can use music to come together to help eradicate poverty and suffering.”

Bands announced – more to come

The Brazen
Cal Ruddy
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Fran Wyburn and the Indigos
Hell fire Jack
Jack City
Luna Blind
Lynsey Cawthra
Ramona Rose
Park Fires
Pretty Citizens
Red Light Revival
Sly Antics
Stray Scene
Suzy Blu
Tarzan Bros
Echo Beach

Venues announced so far

The Old Red Bus Station
Temple of Boom
North Brewing Co
Crowd of Favours

To book tickets – £10 – for Oxjam Leeds 2016 please visit: www.oxjamleeds.co.uk
Oxjam Leeds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OxjamLeedsTakeover2016

The info

1.35 million People have attended Oxjam events since the festivals inception in 2006 raising a staggering £2.5 million.

This year Oxjam is celebrating 10 years of local music making a huge global impact.
Over the years Oxjam has attracted the attention of several high profile celebrity supporters, including Jarvis Cocker, Fatboy Slim, Damon Albarn, Hot Chip, 2manydjs and many more.

Oxfam is a global movement of people all working towards the same goal – an end to the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam’s work includes saving and rebuilding lives in disasters, helping people earn a living, and speaking out on big issues such as inequality and climate change.

For every £1 donated to Oxfam, 84p goes directly on emergency, development and campaigning work, 8p is spent on support costs, and 8p is invested to generate future revenue.

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