No, we haven’t released a new fruity condiment (although that would go nicely with a cup of Fairtrade tea). OXJAM, in case you missed the noise last year, is a month-long music festival held in August to raise money for Oxfam’s efforts in fighting poverty around the world.
Having rocked the UK for 10 years, OXJAM hit Aussie shores with a bang in 2015 and is now back for its second year, which is set to be even bigger and better.
This year, Megan Washington and Art vs Science have come on board as OXJAM’s official ambassadors, encouraging music lovers around the country to throw their own gigs and parties to fundraise for Oxfam.
Watch them battle out their crazy party ideas in the official OXJAM video as they ask what kind of gig you will host.
We had far too much fun making this video. Hope you chuckle just as much watching it.
While donning a giant egg suit or straw skirt might not be your bag, throwing an OXJAM gig can be done by anyone, anywhere, any way. Epic or intimate, low-key or even off-key, the choice is yours, and OXJAM will support you every step of the way to pull off a memorable party against poverty. And if hosting isn’t your thing, check out the OXJAM gig guide to pop along and support music in your hood.
The money raised through OXJAM goes directly towards Oxfam Australia’s efforts in fighting poverty around the world.
As a gig host you even have the option to choose which area of Oxfam’s work your funding goes towards; whether it be access to clean water, safety or equality; your efforts can truly make a difference to the lives of others.
And if that’s not exciting enough, every gig that is registered before Saturday 30 July goes into the draw to win one of three high profile artists to headline their event, as well as a party package to throw the ultimate gig.
All that’s left to do is grab some friends, find a space and register to host your very own ‘Gig for Good’ this August.
Register your OXJAM gig
OXJAM is a month-long party against poverty. Host, play or find a gig this August.