MUSIC NEWS: Fat Boy Slim And Mystery Jets To Perform At Oxjam Music Festival’s 10th Birthday
Photo Credit: Jane Stockdale
Next month marks Oxjam Festival’s 10th birthday and they are celebrating in style.
Kicking off the proceedings is legendary DJ Fatboy Slim, who will perform an intimate gig in the Dalston Oxfam shop on the 3rd October – tickets for which are already sold out.
“I’m delighted to be playing at Oxjam’s tenth birthday,” says Fatboy Slim. “The festival is an amazing opportunity for local bands and gig organisers to raise the profile of local talent and by doing so help people fight poverty. October is set to be a musical month to remember thanks to Oxjam.”
The gig will launch Oxjam Music Festival, which will be host to hundreds of gigs of every size and genre imaginable across the UK throughout the month of October.
Indie-rock outfit Mystery Jets will travel to various Oxfam shops up and down the country to spin vinyl, sign records and take photos with fans in celebration of the festival. The band will also be performing at the Reading shop on the 29th September, plus there’ll be opportunities to win tickets for the dates on the tour.
“We’re super excited to be running an Oxfam Shop Tour,” the band comment. “For us an Oxfam shop is the ‘go-to’ place to get our vinyl and find new inspiration for our tracks. Oxfam shop music selections are unlike other music shops, in that you never quite know what diamonds you might find in each shop. We’d love for fans to get involved in our Oxfam Shop Tour by coming down to the shops to see us.”
Catch Mystery Jets at one of the following dates:
29 September – 1:00-2:00pm – Reading, Duke Street, Oxfam. (Live set)
6 October – 12:30-1:30pm – Newcastle upon Tyne, Jesmond, St George’s Terrace, Oxfam. (Album signing – bring shop donations)
7 October – 9am-4:00pm – Edinburgh , Stockbridge, 62 Raeburn Place, Oxfam. (Treasure hunt for hidden tickets in shop, for the Edinburgh gig on the 8th)
9 October – 2:00-3:00pm – Preston, 34 Market Street, Oxfam. (The band will be volunteering in the shop, if you spot them in store, take photos and post on social media, you will be in with a chance of winning gigs tickets).
12 October – 2:30-3:30pm – Cambridge, 34-35 Bridge Street, Oxfam. (The band will be selecting their favourite fashion pieces from the shop’s selection).