Oxjam counting down to Takeover
BANDS and musical artists are set to invade the town centre for charity next month – when Bury’s inaugural Oxjam Takeover goes ahead.
Blind Tiger, in Bolton Street, The Flying Shuttle, in Clerke Street, and Joqux O’th Rock, on The Rock, will host 32 acoustic, indie and rock bands, and artists, during the mini music festival on Saturday, October 5.
The music festival, which takes place nationwide during next month, is run by volunteers, who hope to raise £4,000 for Oxfam in Bury alone.
Bands and performers who will be tak-ing part include Ramsbottom singer Colin Barkley, and Preston band Next Stop Atlanta, who have been featured by BBC Introducing.
Lisa Hazrati, aged 24, volunteer product-ion co-ordinator, said: “I am really look-ing forward to the event and think we have a cracking festival lined up for everyone.
“There will be a mix of local favourites and new faces to introduce Bury to.
“I can’t wait to see some of these bands perform, and hope everyone feels the same way.”
This will be the first time Bury has hosted an Oxjam Takeover, and volunt-eers have been fundraising for the last few months via a silent art auction, music gigs, bag packing, a shop in the Mill Gate Centre, and being sponsored to learn a musical instrument.
Katie Cope, aged 26, volunteer mark-eting co-ordinator said: “We have been amazed at how receptive the Bury community has been to the Takeover.
“So far we have had lots of supp-ort from local businesses and people living in Bury, and we are truly grateful for all the help we have received.
“We could not have done it without them.”
Tickets are available at an advance price of £5 (concessions £4) which gives access to all three venues throughout the day, and evening, which starts at 2pm. Tickets on the door are £10. For more det-ails: go to oxjambury. co.uk/takeover, follow @OxjamBury on Twit- ter, or search Oxjam Bury Takeover on Face- book.
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