Run Your Own Music Festival

Join our inspiring team of volunteers and help beat poverty

This is Oxjam – the UK’s largest grassroots music festival. For the last 12 years, Oxjam Festivals have taken over local music venues, packing them with local music lovers enjoying a line-up of the best local talent.

Oxjam Festivals take place in October every year, so whilst it’s too late to be a Festival Manager in 2018, it’s never too early to think about being part of Oxjam 2019 as a Festival Manager.

So what is Oxjam?

Oxjam is a new type of music festival.

Oxjam is a community festival run by you, for you. It’s made up of all your favourite musicians, at your favourite independent venues and gig spaces, playing in celebration of everything you love about your local music scene.

What do I need to do between now and then?

There’s still chance to be part of Oxjam18, and experiencing Oxjam first hand will be an excellent start to your Oxjam journey.

Host an Oxjam Gig For Good

By hosting a one-off Oxjam gig this year, you’ll start to build some momentum in your town, make some contacts and get the ‘Oxjam’ name out there. All of this will make your experience as a Festival Manager more successful and more enjoyable. We’re looking for people to host gigs right now, so sign up and host your gig for good.

Take part in the Oxjam Busk

This year, we’ve taken Oxjam out of your favourite venue and onto the streets. There’s still time to take part in the Oxjam Busk. Assemble your musicians and take to the streets with the Oxjam Busk.

Join a Festival Team

We have 30 festivals taking place throughout the UK. If you want to see what an Oxjam Festival is all about, then why not be part of a Festival this year. Most key, long term roles will already be filled with our festival teams; however, they’re always looking for extra support. So whether you are into production, marketing, fundraising or just want to help out, there will be a role for you.

Sign up to our mailing list

We’ll be recruiting for Festival Manager this winter for 2019. Sign up to our mailing listto be the first to hear about Oxjam 2019.


“Volunteering as Festival Manager was one of the best things I’ve ever done. It was great to learn about how music events run, from booking acts to on-the-day management and everything in between. I don’t think anything will beat the feeling of accomplishment, knowing that we had done it, and that we had raised over £2,500 for Oxfam.”

Sam Dewey, Peckham.

By organising your own Oxjam Music Festival, you are supporting your local community while also fighting poverty on a global scale. Music can be a truly unifying force, and have have a positive impact globally, as Graham from Crystal fighters discovered in Ethiopia.

Be the one who makes it happen.