Oxjam 2011 Launch Night 1

The (poorly kept) secret has spilled….we’re hosting the Oxjam Festival launch gigs this week.

Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs all through October (though there are tons of things around all-year!) with hundreds of events around the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, all raising money to save lives around the world. You can find other Oxjam events near you here — we know of Oxjam teams based in Stoke Newington and Brick Lane to name but two.

Last night the shop hosted Fatboy Slim, Kissy Sellout and Man Like Me. It was, to use a cliche, banging! Check out our Twitter feed for some reaction from delighted punters, and keep an eye on it over the next few days for more updates from the gigs and behind-the-scenes photos etc! Check out our summary of last year’s launch gigs for an idea of what’s to come.

Tonight we have Brett Anderson, Patrick Wolf and Mercury-minted nominee Ghostpoet. Tomorrow Charlie Simpson, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Gabrielle Lapin. On Thursday we finish up with the launch of the Damon Albarn/Oxfam project DRC Music, with DJ sets from some of the producers involved in the album. Wicked.

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