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What is Oxjam?


Oxjam Music Festival takes place every October. It's made up of hundreds of events happening all around the UK, all organised by amazing volunteers.

A brief introduction

Oxjam began in 2006, with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, all united by a shared goal - to raise money to fight poverty and suffering around the world. 10 years on we're still going strong, with hundreds of incredible gigs taking place each October.

The great thing about Oxjam is the diversity of the events on offer - from our multi-venue music events, to sponsored busks on top of mountains - we've seen it all. Over the years we've gained several high profile celebrity supporters, including Jarvis Cocker, Fatboy Slim, Damon Albarn, Hot Chip, 2manydjs and many more. But at its heart Oxjam is still a grassroots festival, with thousands of volunteers celebrating music in their local communities by organising their own gigs in support of Oxfam GB.

There are loads of ways to get involved with Oxjam and be a part of the UK's biggest festival line up. You could organise your own event, and we'll give you all the support and guidance you need to put on a brilliant night. Or why not perform or help out at a local Oxjam gig?

Get involved with Oxjam in 2017 

Did you know?

Over 1.3 million people have  been to an Oxjam gig.

So far there have been over 5,200 Oxjam events across the UK.

Since 2006 Oxjam has raised over £2.8 million for Oxfam.

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