There is nothing better than a festival, fact; music, drinks and chums coming together is a glorious combination. But what if you could be doing some good whilst getting your festival fix? The Oxjam Brum Takeover is just the ticket to have a great time, and aid a fantastic cause. We all know that Oxfam does exceptional work in the fight against global poverty, and to raise money once again they are putting on an entire day of music celebrating the wonder of Birmingham’s independent music scene.
The basic facts are these; 12 hours, 6 venues, over 50 bands, for a tenner this coming October 12th. Amazing! It gets even better; with your £10 ticket you can pop between the city centre venues all day, letting the wonders of Brummie music carry you from place to place. All of course whilst sampling the various tipples at some of the cities coolest venues including the likes of The Yardbird, The Victoria, Island Bar, The Sunflower Lounge, Brewdog and Cherry Reds.
Every day the lovely folks at Oxjam Brum are announcing new acts, we can barely keep up! Already on the line-up is a big old melting pop of musical marvelous-ness including the soothing acoustics from Rob Fellows, a man who used his student loan to buy his first guitar. Or perhaps you will be in the mood for some Latin and jazz with a side of funk? Snooty Bobs, an eight piece soul band are just the ticke;, epitomising the ethos of the event, having said they are ‘unified in heavenly music vibrations’. Getting in on the goodness a little music can bring is folk favourite Chris Cleverly, and quirky old school groovesters The Ravens, who despite only forming six months ago are storming the Birmingham music scene. Oxjam is a stage for every kind of music, including Mutes, a man who describes himself as ‘post-everything’. We aren’t quite sure what that means, but we love his harmoniously hazy sonic sounds.
So those happen to be just a few of the bands we love on the bill for this outrageously good event, there are plenty more to come and we for one can’t wait! It all goes to a good cause and you may even find yourself getting involved as you wander a beat strewn Birmingham. The perfect festival, set in our beloved Brum and more than enough music for your lucky ears, it a day out worth doing. Get some friends together, put on your dancing shoes, pin your ears back and let the music takeover.