Oxjam York TakeOver Music Festival 2012 details announced

After an anticipated four month wait, Oxjam York announce their finale TakeOver Music Festival, which will be spread over seven venues on Saturday October 20. The 13 hour music event […]

After an anticipated four month wait, Oxjam York announce their finale TakeOver Music Festival, which will be spread over seven venues on Saturday October 20.

The 13 hour music event will start from 1pm until 2am and tickets are £5 each if booked in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184185 or £7 on the door, which means you can go into any of our venues throughout the day at no additional cost.

There will be an acoustic music event with Kirby Howarth, The Last Picture Show, The Y Street Band and The Glass Caves, who are going to be taking over Samson’s Square from 1pm till 6pm.

The Vudu Lounge welcomes nine hours of live reggae DJ set from Irie Vibes, Yorkshire Tea Party Antho Close, SBK, Just Jess, Rory Hoy and Leuce Rhythms from 3pm onwards. Rachel Skelton, Tim Pheby, Lake Michigan, Pete Wise and Manouchiae will be performing acoustic and folk music at The Yorkshire Terrier from 7pm till 11pm.

The Attic will be hosting two floors of funk, soul and jazz musical entertainment from 4pm to 11pm with Helen Turner, King Courgette, Union Central, Montego Bay (pictured), Black Lit City, Epilogues, Young Believers, Karl Senior, Rat Cathers Mallets, Gaz Rowntree and The Silent Sea, Bush & McCluskey and Kymberley Kennedy.

Holly Taymar, Dan Webster, Aimie J Ryan, Mark Wynn, Sing Ramona Sing, Zak Ford and David Ward Maclean will take to the stage to perform blues, folk and acoustic music at Victor J’s from 4pm to midnight.

Dusk are also hosting ten hours of brilliant reggae, electro and house from such artists including Bangarang, Boss Caine, Brown Soundz, SnuFF, Dj Digital, Spoo Hakki, Stainless Steve and Grinny Grandad starting at 4pm.

In a secret venue near The Basement, Codex, Royce Rolls, Herman Munster, Sikh & Destroy, Millski & Rudetone and Brenz will host an evening of DJ music from 8pm, which will be broadcast live to the nation on SUBfm.

Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs all through October with hundreds of events in every major city throughout the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, raising money to save lives around the world.

Since the first festival in 2006, Oxjam has raised more than £1.5 million for Oxfam’s work. That’s enough to buy 13,000 emergency shelters; 60,000 goats or 900 classrooms. A vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty together, to help develop projects that put poor people in charge of their lives.

The Oxjam York TakeOver Music Festival is aiming to raise £2000 during the course of the day and all money raised during the events will go directly towards Oxfam to continue fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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