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. 11 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. At its heart Oxjam remains 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:
Throughout the country, volunteer-led Oxjam Festivals will be taking over towns and cities. So if you want to get involved with production, marketing, fundraising, performing or just helping out why not find you nearest team and see how you can get involved?
No nearby festival? Want to put your own event on? Every year there are hundreds of volunteer Gig Maker events and this year you could join them by organising your gig, your way. Whether you book a local venue and showcase the best local talent, or invite a few friends around for an acoustic BBQ, sign up as a Gig Maker to make local music have a global impact. We’ll give you all the support and guidance you need to put on a brilliant night.
Want to just check out the best local talent? Check out the Oxjam Map to find your nearest Oxjam Event.