Friday, 3 October 2008

Oxjam 2008 Competition for Bands to Play at Leeds Festival

Thousands of musicians will be taking part in Oxjam 2008, the biggest music festival in the UK, raising half a million for Oxfam with gigs, DJ sets, busks and all kinds of musical events throughout October.

The charity festival that raises money for Oxfam, is gearing up for this year with a competition for bands to win a place on the line-up at next year's Leeds Festival.
Organisers at this year’s festival are offering bands who take part in Oxjam events the chance to win a spot on the Oxjam Stage at 2009 Leeds Festival by uploading their songs to the Oxjam website.

A shortlist of the 20 best bands from across the UK will have their songs uploaded onto the Oxjam website for the public to vote on. The act with the most votes will perform at the Leeds Festival, get their hands on backstage passes to hang out with the stars, and be able to bring along some friends each too.
Over the last year, more than 15,000 musicians have taken part in over 1,200 events for Oxjam, raising in excess of £250,000 to fight poverty around the world. The festival aims to double that figure this year.

Artists including Klaxons, Jamelia, The Kooks, Hot Chip, Fatboy Slim and Jarvis Cocker have taken part in previous Oxjam events. The festival sees a variety of fundraising events taking place all over the country.
For information on events around the UK this October or how to get involved with Oxjam go to

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