OxjamBrum raises over £10,000

Last weekend's Oxjam music festival in Birmingham has raised over £10,000 for the charity

OxjamBrum raises over £10,000

Folk quintet and favourites of BBC 6 Music, Boat to Row at Cherry Reds by Kalin Kabakchiev

This years festival was one of the biggest yet, over 50 bands and artists from across Birmingham and the West Midlands performed across the city.

Now in it's fifth year the Birmingham takeover raised over £10,000 for Oxfam with all the proceeds going straight to the charity. 

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Takeover co-manager James Hewsom said: "Despite the typical rainy festival weather, this year's OxjamBrum raised a record amount of money since its inception five years ago with about a thousand people turning up to enjoy the day.

 "Birmingham has a wealth of musical talent and we were fortunate to have such a great range of bands and artists on the line-up this year.

This years Oxjam had over 50 fifty bands and artists performing across seven venues across the city.

Ska headliners Tempting Rosie front man said: "Oxjam festival gets better and better every year. It was a real pleasure to be one of the headliners this time especially with all the great bands involved in the bill!

 Other bands who performed included, folk faves Boat To Row, Black Country metallers God Damn and Alt Pop band Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam.

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