Wednesday 30 September 2009 at 7:00pm
London, United Kingdom
Stars including Editors, VV Brown, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Just Jack, Nitin Sawhney and legendary drummer Tony Allen will launch the month-long Oxjam music festival on 28 September with a series of exclusive, intimate performances in a specially-converted Oxfam shop in London.
The shows, which be limited to just 150 audience members per night, run from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October, and tickets will go on general sale from 4 September. Many more acts are still to be confirmed for this unique series of gigs in the unlikeliest of venues – a charity shop.
The Oxfam shop, the location of which remains secret until September, will become an Oxjam shop for the week, selling the best second-hand music in London during the day. During the evening, it will be converted into a gig venue, playing host to these intimate performances.
The current lineup, with more acts to be announced, is:
Monday 28 Sept: VV Brown, Just Jack (acoustic)
Tuesday 29 Sept: Tony Allen plus special guests, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo
Wednesday 30 Sept: Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Stereo MCs (DJ set)
Thursday 1 Oct: Editors, Good Shoes plus special guests
The charity shop gigs officially launch the Oxjam month of music. Oxjam is a festival with a difference: thousands of fundraising music events are put on by ordinary people – from large-scale festivals to local sponsored busks – making it the biggest line-up of any music festival in the UK.
This year the festival will be helping poor people cope with the devastating effects of climate change. As well as raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for Oxfam’s work, gig goers will be painting their faces blue as part of a massive visual statement to the UK government to take action on climate change before it’s too late.
Tickets for the Oxfam shop gigs will be available from 9.00 am on Friday 4 September from www.wegottickets.com/oxjam.
To find out what Oxjam events are going on in your area this October, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam or call 0300 200 1255.
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