The Oxjam Takeover

Takeover your town

Create a multi-venue music festival
on your doorstep.

Find out more and apply 


Oxjam Takeovers are amazing multi-venue extravaganzas that literally take over a town or city for the night, showcasing local emerging talent and raising lots of money for Oxfam. 

Since 2009 these awesome one-wristband-access-all-areas gigs have entertained punters all the way from Torquay to Shetland.

Become an Oxjam Takeover Manager 

Got what it takes to be a Takeover Manager?

  • Are you an expert on your local music scene? 
  • Do you have experience of organising live events? 
  • Are you a born leader? 
  • Are you passionate about raising lots of money for an amazing cause? 

    Yes? Then we need you! 


The Application deadline has been extended

We've had some amazing applications so far but we're still looking for more!

Oxjam happens in October but right now, we're on the hunt for talented individuals from all across the UK to become Oxjam Takeover Managers who will lead a team of other dedicated volunteers to organise a mini music festival in their very own town or city.  

Do you think you could create some truly spectacular fundraising events and Takeover your town with Oxjam?  

To become an Oxjam Takeover Manager, you'll need to apply directly to Oxjam HQ.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday 30 April 2014.


And what do I think about Oxjam? In truth, it's really difficult for me to have anything other than massive praise and admiration for it. What you're doing, and how you're learning your skills, is exactly the same as how I did when I started out... I look forward to the point when some of you are in the position that I am now, and I'm sure that will happen.

Melvin Benn - Managing Director of Festival Republic
(the UK's leading Festival and Event promoter.)

Find out more and apply 


Are you...

A marketing whizz?

A budding music techie?

A fundraising legend?

It takes a whole team  to create an Oxjam Takeover. We'll soon be looking for Fundraising Coordinators, Marketing Coordinators, Production Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinators and a multitude of other helpers.

All these voluntary roles are recruited by Takeover Managers April to June.

Takeover facts...

Since 2009 there have been 188 Takeover events, organised by over 600 volunteers.

So far, Takeovers have raised over £800,000 to fight poverty around the world.