Oxjam is a festival like no other.

A new type of music festival that is part of Oxfam’s rich musical history.

Oxjam started 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.

It’s a community festival run by volunteers and made up of multi-venue festivals and gigs taking place across the UK throughout October. It’s all about supporting independent music venues and providing a platform for up and coming musical talent while raising money to fight poverty and inequality worldwide. Now that’s something we can all get behind.

Since 2006 we’ve gone on to host more than 60,000 musicians playing to an audience of 1.5 million people, and have helped break bands such as Everything Everything, Foals, Young Fathers and Drenge. We’ve also had backing from the likes of Metronomy, Annie Mac, Mr Jukes and Fatboy Slim.

There are loads of ways to get involved with Oxjam and be a part of the UK’s largest grassroots music festival. Here are a list of current oppurtunities:

Be an Oxjam Gig Maker

We’re looking for Gig Makers to organise events in the new year. Whether you book a local venue for a massive all-dayer, or invite a few friends around for an acoustic BBQ, sign up as a Gig Maker to make local music have a global impact.

Go To An Oxjam This Winter

Want to just check out the best local talent? Head to the Oxjam Map to find your nearest Oxjam Event.