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The Oxjam Takeover


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 wristband-access-all-areas gigs have entertained punters all the way from Shetland to Torquay. They are a massive celebration of local music, organised by a team of  exceptional volunteers. This year we are looking for 50 inspiring individuals to head up these teams and take over their home towns.

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 2016 is our 10 year anniversary and it's 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 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.


Find out more & apply   

Join a Takeover team


It takes a whole team to create an Oxjam Takeover. We'll soon be on the hunt 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 an eye out to find out how to join an Oxjam Takeover.

Takeover facts...

Hundreds of Takeovers

Since 2009 there have been 282 Takeover events, organised by over 700 volunteers.

Hundreds of Thousands Raised

So far Takeovers have raised over £1 million to fight poverty around the world.