After organising his first ever Oxjam gig last year at Tap Social in Oxford, 15 year old has gone on to form his own music promotions company, Pink Badger Music, and record a debut EP. He even performed at this year’s Oxjam Festival Manager Conference in Oxford and totally blew us away! We caught up with him to find out more about his experiences with Oxjam, and how with people like Max, music really can make a difference.
“We love the local Leeds music scene and busking is a big part of that, so we just wanted to join in and get out on the streets”. Oxjam Festival Leeds launch the Oxjam Busk 2018, where hundreds of musicians and music lovers will be pitching up and busking against poverty this August.
There are so many reasons why gender representation is struggling to be where it should be. Festival organisers get the majority of the blame, and to some extent, they should be challenging themselves to do better. But it’s a domino effect. - Becca Vafeas
Over the weekend we welcomed this year’s group of inspiring Oxjam Festival Managers to Oxford for their Oxjam Induction. Over the course of two days we held talks, workshops and panel Q&A’s to introduce our wonderful volunteers – travelling from all over the UK – to their new role, and to the exciting journey that lies ahead!
It may only be January, but Oxjam18 starts now. That’s because this week we opened applications for Festival Managers, starting our search for this year’s crop of inspiring volunteers who will pull the strings and organise massive multi-venue music festivals all across the UK in October. Here are our top 6 reasons to apply.