With just under two weeks to go until the OxjamBrum Takeover Festival 2013, we’ve launched an exciting competition for one lucky person to win a pair of tickets!
The full line up for the festival has now been revealed, with headline acts including folk favourites Boat to Row, ska superstars Tempting Rosie and ten-strong reggae collective 1EYE.
The festival kicks off at 12pm on on Saturday October 12 with a parade through Birmingham city centre led by samba collective Oya Batucada and the Indian Dhol Blasters.
Beginning at the Bullring markets, the parade will wind up to Victoria Square via The Bull.
The festival will then play host to dozens of fantastic bands and artists from Birmingham and beyond, from rock, punk and reggae to folk, funk, electro and hip-hop, plus DJs and MCs – finishing at 2am.
As if that’s not enough, there’ll also be an 8bit retro gaming lounge, live art and rap battles.
This year has a record number of venues taking part: The Yardbird, The Victoria, Brewdog, The Sunflower Lounge, Island Bar and newly opened Cherry Reds, on John Bright Street.
Frederick the Canal Barge is also back again this year hosting secret gigs across the afternoon – keep your eyes peeled for more information at the festival.
Tickets will also be available on the day for £12 from the wristband collection point on John Bright Street.
All money raised by OxjamBrum will help to support Oxfam projects in Syria and around the world. Last year the festival raised more than £10,000.
However, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away!
How to enter
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is pick up one of our flyers from any of this year’s OxjamBrum venues plus other hot spots around the city, fill in the bit on the back “I love Oxjam because…” then share a photo of yourself on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (don’t forget to tag us in!)
The person that submits a photo taken in the most obscure location will receive two fantastic festival tickets.
Follow the OxjamBrum team on Twitter @Oxjambrum for more exclusive updates on the day – and don’t forget to add your own tweets and photos using the hashtag #OxjamBrum2013.
- The OxjamBrum team is still on the lookout for volunteers to help with anything from front of house and stage management to fundraising stewards and photographers. Anyone interested should contact email@example.com.
It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for… tickets for the 2013 OxjamBrum Takeover Festival are now on sale!
Get all-day access to OxjamBrum’s six venues, 12 hours of live music and more than 50 bands for the super-bargainous price of £10 for advance tickets or £12 on the day.
The OxjamBrum team will also be selling tickets at events in the run-up to the festival, including the Moseley Folk Festival.
OxjamBrum is excited to announce we’ll be returning to Moseley Folk Festival this year for a weekend of exclusive gigs, silent discos and fundraising fun!
Headline acts at Moseley Folk 2013 include The Dubliners, Ocean Colour Scene and Edwyn Collins.
Find us at the Little Racket venue in the Tennis Hut where some of the main-stage artists will treat an intimate crowd of 30 lucky festival-goers to stripped-back acoustic performances of their songs.
In previous years acts such as Billy Bragg, The Destroyers and Fyfe Dangerfield have blessed us with memorable performances to tiny audiences.
We’ll also be hosting silent discos throughout the festival, which runs from August 30 to September 1 at Moseley Park, so come along and throw some shapes!
OxjamBrum’s appearance at Mosesley Folk follows our weekend at the recent Mostly Jazz Festival, where we were hard at work running a bar, a coconut shy and selling raffle tickets.
Still, we managed to catch some of the most incredible soul, funk and jazz music from our base at the Tennis Hut. Personal highlights came from the Caribbean Gospel of Birmingham’s own Troumaca, past OxjamBrum act The Bluebeat Arkestra and of course festival headliners Bonobo, Candi Staton and Chic.
Nile Rodgers and Co provided the perfect, hit-laden closing set, finishing up with an extended version of Le Freak complete with stage-invasion.
We would all like to say a massive thank you to everyone behind Mostly Jazz for supporting our fundraising activities, and also to Chantry Tennis Club for allowing us to use their tennis hut as a bar all weekend.
Thank you also to Rebecca at Chitty’s Cakes for generously donating the most beautiful cupcakes for us to sell at the event. They went down a storm and we sold out much quicker than we anticipated!
And finally a huge thank you to anyone who bought a drink from our bar, or a cupcake, bag of sweets, played our coconut shy or simply popped a few coins in our collection buckets.
We can’t wait to do it all over again….
In case you don’t know OxjamBrum is a major one-day multi-venue celebration of the best of Birmingham’s independent music scene, curated and delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers who know and love the city.
This year’s festival takes place on October 12, with tickets going on sale soon. Please give generously as all money raised will be going to support Oxfam’s global fight against poverty.