The traditional music festival season might have come to a close as autumn bedded in, but what better tribute to a summer of live music than a festival dedicated to global charity Oxfam?
Dubbed ‘Oxjam,’ this pioneering festival at the end of October 2017 had Bournemouth ringing with 45 live acts playing seven town centre venues. All performers shared a goal of raising awareness and vital funds for Oxfam’s work providing clean water sanitation and emergency response where needed anywhere on the globe.
The venues that took part were: Smokin’ Aces, Eden, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Blueline Studios, Ojo Rojo, Chaplins and the Cellar Bar and The Four Horsemen, some running daytime events, others coming alive at night but all pulling together to create a memorable, multi-venue festival in the heart of the town. Tickets to the Oxjam Music Festival were £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s – giving you a passport to a day’s worth of entertainment with a heart.
Shelley Theatre launch party
Revellers wanting to whet their whistle before the main event could attend a launch event at The Shelley Theatre, which saw 26 live music acts take to three stages at this historic venue from midday to 10pm. Tickets for the launch were £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 18s or £10 for a family ticket.