Oxjam Manchester 2014

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Oxjam Manchester, Northern Quarter Takeover

This year’s Oxjam Manchester Takeover takes place on the weekend of 4th-5th October at various venues around the Northern Quarter. Showcasing a wide range of live music over two days, the volunteer led festival will raise funds and awareness for Oxfam and build on last year’s record breaking success.

The line up encompasses over 100 emerging artists, representing a variety of genres from hip hop to indie to folk and beyond. Following a recent performance at the international new music showcase Reeperbahn Festival, Leo Stannard headlines Gullivers on Sunday, whilst Blackpool indie lads The Colours headline The Bay Horse on Saturday. Irish soulstress Shauna Mackin, who previously featured on the Oxjam Manchester album in 2013, returns to play the festival after supporting international rising star Hozier at a special surprise performance for the secret gig series Sofar Sounds.

As part of this year’s Takeover, local artist collaborative Generic Greeting Collective will also be hosting a live art installation and workshops as part of our Oxjam Street Fair on Tariff Street, in conjunction with TOMS.

Other acts to note include Natalie McCool, Delamere, Clockwork Radio, Nude, Twin Hidden, No Hot Ashes, Hot Vestry, Twin Planet, Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk and many, many more.


Oxjam Manchester is part of a nationwide network of festivals created and maintained purely by volunteers. In 2013 the Manchester team alone raised over £6,500 for the Oxfam cause, simultaneously setting a new record for any North West Oxjam team and setting the bar pretty high for 2014.

I’m really excited about our festival this year. I love the ethos behind Oxjam, “local music, global change”, and having the opportunity to put on an event like this, supporting such a great cause, is a real pleasure. Keep an eye out for Curb and Shauna Mackin!” ~ Lisa Murgatroyd, Takeover Manager

Oxjam Manchester 2014 / Saturday 4th October & Sunday 5th October 2014 / Weekend Tickets £10 adv / £15 / Day Tickets £6 adv / £8 / BUY TICKETS or buy at Cord Bar
The Bay Horse / Wood / Cord Bar / Gullivers / The Castle Hotel / Kosmonaut / The Whiskey Jar / El Capo / The Allotment Bar / Northern Quarter / Manchester