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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. 

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're now 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. To join a team near you, please email your local takeover manager (details below).

Name Town/City Oxjam Email 
Chris Bibby Bath
Guillaume Delannoy Birmingham
Gemma Varnfield Bournemouth
Joe Stow  Bradford
Caroline Waters Brighton
Rich Fogerty  Bristol  
Eleanor Szponar Brixton
Leanne Evans & Lisa-Marie Cahill Cambridge
Amanda Lynch Cardiff
Julian Chattin Chiswick
Dan Radley & Debbieanne O'Donnovan Clapham
Natacha Due Crouch End
Caroline Brown Croydon
Amy Barber  Dalston
Chris Jenkins Darlington
Karl Wood Edinburgh
Georgie Hillier Exeter  
Codi Morton  Falmouth 
Saffron Leach  Gloucester 
Lindsey McGhie Glasgow
Shane Nicklin Halifax
Christina Jones Herne Bay
Lisa Naylor  Huddersfield 
Barry Causton Islington
Fiona Dillon  Leeds 
Bethany Piggot  Leicester 
Emily Marsden & Allie Saunders Manchester
Stephen Ferrell & Kaye Lumley Newcastle
Dan York Northampton
Aiden Canaday  Oxford
Rhianna Burns  Portobello Road 
Nigel Milson-Crane  Reading
Elliott Barton  Shoreditch 
Brighid Carey Shrewsbury
Rowanne Walker Stoke-on-Trent
Siobhan Thomas Swansea
Jennifer Kirwan Totnes

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.