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.

"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)

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!


Oxjam Music Festival 2015 is going to be huge.

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.

We are currently reviewing applications, but there are still a few towns that you can apply to take over!


Find out more & apply   

Oxjam Takeover teams



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. Keep checking back to find out how to join an Oxjam Takeover team.

Takeover facts...

Hundreds of Takeovers

Since 2009 there have been 241 Takeover events, organised by over 700 volunteers.

Hundreds of Thousands Raised

So far Takeovers have raised over £900,000 to fight poverty around the world.