This year’s Oxjam Sheffield Music Festival is set to take hold of the city on Saturday October 21st 2017. The multi-venue festival last took place in October 2015 across eight venues including Queens Social Club, The Washington, and Sheffield Hallam University HUBS alongside a takeover of Site Gallery. The festival featured dozens of local artists such as Hands off Gretel, Floodhounds, and Bison.
Since the festival’s inception it has hosted a range of notable acts including Drenge and Nai Harvest. Ahead of their set at Leeds Festival this year, The Sherlocks told us: “We had an amazing time when we played Oxjam a few years ago! Great cause, go get involved!”
The festival focuses on supporting local music across multiple venues in a one day festival and 100% of the profits raised by the volunteer run festival are donated to Oxfam GB in its fight against extreme poverty.
Festival organisers told us: “It’s really exciting to be able to announce a date and build on the incredible legacy that previous Oxjam Sheffield Music festivals have left us. We’ll be working with friends across Sheffield throughout the summer in lead up events to add to our fundraising and can’t wait to deliver a festival that celebrate local talent in our favourite venues. We’re always looking for people to get involved, whether it’s a band that wants to play, someone who wants to volunteer on the day or in the run up or someone that’s interested in sponsoring us, so if that sounds like you then get in touch!”
If you’d like to be part of Oxjam Sheffield or to follow band and venue announcements as they happen find them at www.facebook.com/OxjamSheffieldFestival/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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