This Friday 27th July, head down to the Port Mahon pub on St Clements for the launch of the Oxjam Oxford Takeover 2012. The event is the first of many fundraising activities being held before the main takeover in October and kicking off the night will be solo artist, After The Thought, followed by young up-starts Duchess who will be warming up the audience with their energetic mix of African beat pop. Headlining are self described African-doom-dub-math band, Nairobi who, fresh from playing Truck and Chaos festival and recently signed to family-run record label Tiny Little Creatures, will round off the evening. The night will be packed with live music, prizes to be won and is generally a good excuse to something great for charity. Get there early as doors open at 8pm and tickets are available at WeGotTickets or on the door for £4. All proceeds will of course go to Oxfam.
The launch gig is a taste of what Oxjam is all about – Oxfam’s month-long music festival throughout October with hundreds of events across the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, raising money to save lives around the world. The main Oxford event, which is taking place on 13th October, will be the climax of the takeoever, giving local music lovers the chance to listen to lots of different local bands on the night in the multi-venue one-wristband-gives-access-to-all style event.
Other upcoming Oxjam Oxford events include a rooftop gig at the SAID business school on 13th September, an all day bbq / gig at the Swan pub in Wantage over August bank holiday and of course the main event in October for which the line-up will be announced exclusively on BBC Introducing in Oxford this Sunday night.
Visit www.oxjamoxford.com to find out more.