Oxjam is back in the city with the 8th Leicester Takeover

Oxjam Takeover leicester at The Exchange

Oxjam Leicester Takeover returns on Saturday 28th October, when five venues around the city’s Cultural Quarter including The Exchange will host some of the best music from Leicester and beyond, to raise money for Oxfam. 

The festival is entirely run by volunteers, with all of the bands, venues and crew volunteering their time so that all of the money raised on the day will go towards Oxfam’s life-changing work to build long-term sustainable solutions to the root causes of poverty and inequality.

A huge line-up of acts will be performing over 10 hours, with bands including;

Restless, an experimental garage rock two piece, putting out hard edged rifferama with blistering backbeats and grooves, and drawing on electronic sampling culture.

Photo: Restless

Photo: Restless

The Smallblind Chris Trio plays traditional blues styles from the Delta, the Hill country and all the way to Chicago and Memphis with some good grooves from the state of Texas thrown in for good measure. Influences are quite varied but mostly traditional blues. Muddy Waters, RL Burnside, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Albert King and more.

Chris plays the guitar and sings, Jon plays the bass and Adi plays drums.

The Smallblind Chris band

The Smallblind Chris band

The Fazed are a 4 piece indie rock n roll band from Leicester. The band have a fresh line up, new tunes and are massively looking forward to playing to all of the good people supporting Oxjam Leicester.

The Fazed

The Fazed

Her Burden are a Pop/Rock four piece from Leicestershire & Leeds. Influenced by old school punk bands like Green Day and Blink 182, they bring a new sound to the pop-punk genre. Catchy tunes like 'Lately' mixed with an energetic live performance, they are not a band to be missed.

Photo: Her Burden

The Shrives are a four piece rock n roll band from Grantham/Nottingham, formed in early 2014 they were quickly swept off to California to record their debut album 'Back In The Morrow', working alongside Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Joey Armstrong (SWMRS). They have gone on to play alongside bands such as SWMRS, The Soapgirls, Soeur and Judas, as well as playing at Rebellion Festival and Dot to Dot Festival. They have had songs featured on BBC Introducing East Midlands and have had support from Steve Lamacq at BBC 6 Music.

The Shrives

This year sees the return of the Oxjam Beer, specially brewed for the festival by Market Harborough Brewery, plus a special cocktail created by the team at Manhattan 34, with donations from both going to Oxjam.

Advance tickets for the Takeover are only £8 and available online at: http://ow.ly/28tr30fOoxb and from The Exchange Bar, Manhattan 34 and Ale Wagon.

Oxjam is a national music festival with a global impact, raising much needed money for Oxfam to fund their life changing work to fight poverty and suffering in the UK and around the world. 

Oxjam began in 2006, with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, Since 2006 Oxjam has raised over £2.3 million for Oxfam. Last year, their emergency and development work reached a staggering 15 million people in 55 countries.

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