Oxjam Manchester’s Northern Quarter Takeover

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Oxjam Manchester, Northern Quarter Takeover

Music lovers can do much worse than spend time in the Northern Quarter. With a whole host of great venues pretty much every musical genre gets a look in at some time or other, with artists on both ends of the fame spectrum gracing these Northern Quarter stages. This weekend is going to be no exception when it comes to musical treats, but as an added bonus we get to enjoy some great acts whilst supporting a great cause.

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October the Oxjam Manchester Takeover festival, a two-day live music event spread across 11 venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, will feature over 100 of the North West’s most talented bands, artists and DJs. Audience members will be able to enjoy a wide range of music each day, from folk and disco to rock and indie to hip hop and house. Organisers will showcase local emerging talent to the vibrant Manchester music scene while hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the vital work of Oxfam.

Oxjam Manchester 2013, Front

Wristbands cost £10 (£8 in adv), allowing access to the venues, including 2022NQ, The Bay Horse, Blue Pig, Gullivers, Matt & Phreds, Night & Day, Odd Bar, Soup Kitchen, Takk, TV21 and late night venue Dry Live, over the 2 days. On Sunday from 2pm until 8pm, Oxjam will feature a hip hop special at 2022NQ with live rap, graffiti, break dancing battles, beatboxing, DJ and 101 workshops.

Established artists such as Bo Keeney and Burn So Bright are due to play on the weekend alongside Manchester based talents including Suburban Sons, The Slow Readers Club and Charlie Cooper. If festival-goers are uncertain as to which of the venues to attend, organisers have set up trails with volunteers on hand to guide them to different locations depending on their musical tastes. Trails include Shake Your Money MakerStorytellersThis Is My JamRockJam and Big Fish and a bit more detail on the trails can be found over here.

Oxjam Regional Support Executive Kylie Morrison said: “This year’s takeover is looking to be one of the strongest ever! There will be loads of great acts on and you will be able to follow one of the amazing trails around the different venues.The team are truly amazing and their fundraising events so far have been a massive success. This event can’t be missed, there is something for everyone and it’s all for a great cause!

Oxjam Manchester 2013, Back

The lineup includes: Alice Gasson, Anna B Savage, Blank Cheque, Blanty, Bo Keeney, BrouHaHa, Burn So Bright, Charlie Cooper, Cockle Bread, Dave Daniel, Deer Parts, Djembeklan, Emmott & The Folkestra, Fidel and the Castros, Fitz, Fly Casual, Glass Ankle, Go Native, High Horses, Holly Marland, Hot Fiction, ilovecolour, Jess Kemp, Johnny Sly, Jonny Woodhead, Landmarks, Lucy Miller, My Lyrical Mind, Paul Usher, Pete Clough, Queen Beats Jack, Reuben Hester, Rosco McCabe, See Emily Play, Sens, Shauna Mackin, Slow Readers Club, Socrates, Songs for Walter, Suburban Sons, Sukh, The Fevers, The Little Kicks, The Templeby’s, Tom Byrne and Friends, Unkeepable, Vicky Robson-Capps, We Are Willow, Wet Pelican. Sunday’s Hip Hop Takeover Special will feature: DJ A-Up (In the Loop), Kydro, Khanfu (Soul Sonic/Exposure), Noel Edge (Taste the Diff’rence), Misc Jockey & Seymour, The Bluntskins, TNC, FABZ, JAM.

For the full lineup, where they are playing and set times head here for Saturday and here for Sunday.

Oxjam Manchester Northern Quarter Takeover / 5th October ~ Noon – Late / 6th October 1pm-11pm / £8 adv / £10 / GET TICKETS
Various locations / Northern Quarter / Manchester