Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival and each year in October, hundreds of volunteer led events happen across the UK, all with a view to raising money to help Oxfam combat poverty and suffering around the world. Oxjam Leeds Music Festival will be taking place in Leeds city centre on Saturday 22nd October 2016 and this year is its its 10th anniversary.
Events will be taking place is multiple venues in the city centre, such as The Old Red Bus Station (Vicar Lane), North Brewing Co. (Sheepscar Grove), Temple of Boom (Millwright Street), Crowd of Favours (Harper Street), Santiago (Grand Arcade) and Milo (Call Lane), with more venues to be announced.
Oxjam Leeds 2016 Takeover Manager Fiona Dillon said “We’re really turning up the volume this year – Oxjam Leeds is going to be huge. This festival is all about offering emerging artists a platform and I’m so proud to say that we’ve already signed up some of the best new talent in the country to perform. Every music fan wants to say that they were the first to see the next big thing and Oxjam Leeds is one of those festivals that offers punters that rare opportunity. I passionately believe we can use music to come together to help eradicate poverty and suffering.”
* For every £1 donated to Oxfam, 84p goes directly on emergency, development and campaigning work, 8p is spent on support costs, and 8p is invested to generate future revenue.
* 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.
Tickets are £10 each and will give festival-goers access to ten hours of live music. Tickets can be purchased online at www.oxjamleeds.co.uk.
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