HOYLAKE Oxjam is back this Saturday, when more than fifty bands and solo acts will be playing at five venues from noon till late – united by one good cause.
Oxjam, organised by Oxfam, is one of the country’s biggest charity music events, dedicated to raising money to tackle world poverty.
Taking part in Hoylake Oxjam this year are Jack Rabbit Slims, Glassfire, Tides, the Vanilla Lounge and the Plasteres’ Arms.
Organiser Sarah Atherton said: “Oxjam presents to you an eclectic mix of local musical talent throughout Hoylake’s finest pubs and bars.
“All venues are free to enter but donations are expected! “All money raised will go to Oxfam – hence the Oxjam title.
“So dig deep and enjoy!”
Bigger names in the line-up are Hippys on the Hill and Alexis Blue – but organisers are also tipping San Harbor, Mockbeggers, Broken 3 Ways, Sexton Blake and Oxygen Thieves as ones to watch.
Beta, Absolence and Asbestos Popcorn are the pick of the alternative bands.
Confirmed so far are:
The Grande, The Gear, Handset Bongo, Hippys on the Hill, Asbestos Popcorn, Absolence, Beta, Last Baron
l JACK RABBIT SLIMS
Concrete Waves, Final Apocalypse, Your Attention Please, DYCE, Dizzy Kings, Broken 3 Ways, Chemical Casino, Mockbeggers, San Harbor, Josephene and The Mandevilles, Xander and The Peace Pirates
l VANILLA LOUNGE
Manifesto, Capacity, LC Feedback, Tomorrows Syn, The Palatines, Handbuilt by Robots, Nevermind, The Next Cartoon, Oxygen Thieves, Whip Up Charlie, Small Print, Mortiboyz, Sexton Blake, Urban Farm, The Fallows, Alexis Blue
Andy and Steve, Laura Fitzpatrick, Alison Parker and the Third Man, Caroline England, Pete Raven, The Javalinas, The Gear
l THE PLASTERERS
Willow, The Javalinas, Niamh and Fiona,Sir John Mandeville (acoustic), Nik Glover.
More acts will be confirmed later this week.
Richie from the Mockbeggars said: “I’m really looking forward toŠOxjam – it’s going to be a boss night.”
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