Oxjam Music Festival, a charity music festival, is coming to Durham this October.

An exciting charity festival is making its way to County Durham this October to showcase local music talent. Oxjam is a music festival made up of hundreds of events around the UK in October. All Oxjam events are organised by people who know and love their local music scene in aid of Oxfam. Oxjam teams are made up entirely of volunteers across the North East, these teams each working with clusters of music venues to create a mini festival during October.Oxjam-Music-Festival-2014

More locally, Oxjam Music Festival and Durham Takeover is going to be a great event raising money for Oxfam to help fight poverty and suffering in the UK and around the world. This year sees local businesses in the city centre team up on Sunday 19th October to host this exciting multi-venue festival, giving local musicians a platform to showcase their talents. Staying true to the tagline ‘Local Music, Global Impact’ the Durham event is one of hundreds of Oxjam events happening the in the UK throughout October.

Oxjam started in 2006 and has since raised more than £2.3 million for Oxfam. In this time more than 55,000 musicians have played to over 1.2 million people at 4,800 events. The Oxjam Music Festival and Durham Takeover is part of the continued success of Oxjam, aiming to increase these figures to help Oxfam reach their goals.

This year will see bands such as, The Voluntears, The Firelight Opera, Black Nevada, Gilded Thieves, Alter the Republic, The Generals, Sirens in the Delta and many more bring the city centre alive with music by remarkable local talent for its very first Oxjam Takeover!

To warm up your lugs ready for Oxjam Durham Takeover there will be mini gigs and fundraising activities throughout the summer. The primary warm up gig will be hosted by The Acoustic Sessions at The Old Mill Knitsley on Saturday 5th July. Foster & Hardy from The Firelight Opera will be playing well known covers and with drinks promotions, and discounted travel from Croft Taxi’s it couldn’t be easier or more fun to help to change the world!

This article was submitted to Consett Magazine by Emily Pearson, one of our guest writers. 

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