Musical talent in Sheffield charity jam

Oxjam Music Festival in Sheffield....Ryan Young playing in the Hop Venue
Oxjam Music Festival in Sheffield....Ryan Young playing in the Hop Venue
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Talented musicians from across the city helped Sheffield play its part in the biggest charity music festival in the UK.

From rock to pop, the city played host to its very own Oxjam Takeover Music Festival. An eclectic array of local talent played across four venues stretching along Division Street including The Hop, The Great Gatsby, The Green Room and The Bowery. Similar talent-filled takeovers are taking place across the country, from the Shetland Isles down to Bournemouth.

Rich Ripley, Oxjam Steel City Takeover manager, said: “While generating lots of money for Oxfam and helping fight poverty all over the world, Sheffield’s Oxjam Takeover brought together local volunteers, musicians, venues and businesses to put together a fantastic community driven event and add to the already excellent music scene in Sheffield.”

Each venue hosted a line-up of some of the best artists the city has to offer and catered for every music lover.

Richard said: “While still being part of a national movement, Oxjam is a great showcase of local musical talent.”

One wristband per gig-goer gave access to all the events, celebrating the best of the diverse Sheffield music scene.

The aim of Oxjam is to showcase the best of music, regardless of genre.

It is a grass-roots festival providing a platform for local artists to show off everything that is great about a local music scene - making music while also fighting poverty.

The Sheffield takeover was part of Oxfam’s month-long music festival - the UK’s biggest festival line-up, raising money to save lives around the world.

More than 40,000 musicians have played to an audience of over 800,000 people at over 3,000 Oxjam events since it began in 2006. Events have raised in excess of £1.75 million.