“Benjamin Yellowitz is a truly talented singer songwriter. His performances are compelling, emotive and energetic. Definitely one to watch!” Tammy Gooding, BBC.
The twelve-hour festival programme features performances from over fifty artists and performers, including singer-songwriters, DJs, bands, MCs and collectives across a site that includes stages in seven venues and secret gigs in Birmingham city centre.
Live music fans from across the region will be treated to sets and sessions from established and emerging artists as well as street food at Digbeth’s Spotlight venue.
Festival partners include Sofar Sounds, Lamour Bham, Mission Print, University College Birmingham Students, Birmingham Photographic Society and Robannas Studios
Music promoters OxjamBrum programme innovative and unusual live music experiences around Birmingham and have continued to present the yearly festival since it’s beginning in 2006 raising over £24,000 in previous years.
An OxjamBrum spokesperson said, “We’re very proud of Birmingham’s role in helping to make 2015 such a great year for music and culture in the UK. The OxjamBrum Takeover Festival 2015 continues on this theme by celebrating the immense creative talent our city produces – particularly from the independent music community – with a programme of events that is bigger and better than ever before. We can’t wait to share this fantastic day of gigs, performances, sets and sessions with music fans and culture junkies from across the region, whilst raising funds for Oxfam’s vital work around the world.”
All proceeds from The OxjamBrum Takeover Festival, which is managed and delivered by a team of hard working volunteers and part of Oxfam’s month-long music festival which takes place across the UK each October, will be donated directly towards the charity’s life saving work to eradicate global poverty.
Wristbands for The OxjamBrum Takeover Festival 2015, priced £8 (80p booking fee), are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/332767
£10 tickets on the door
About OxjamBrum Takeover Festival 2015
- HEADLINE ARTISTS INCLUDE BENJAMIN YELLOWITZ, THE ROOZ AND JOSH KEMP
- OVER 50 ARTISTS, BANDS, PERFORMERS AND DJS FROM ACROSS BIRMINGHAM CONFIRMED
- FESTIVAL STAGES IN EIGHT CITY CENTRE VENUES PLUS SECRET GIGS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON FREDERICS CANAL BARGE
- MUSIC INDUSTRY EVENTS, ART AUCTION, LIVE ART, SPOKEN WORD, COMEDY
- ALL PROCEEDS DONATED DIRECTLY TO OXFAM
Byron Hare, Young Braves, Breeze Band, The Callout, The Hungry Ghosts, SLTP, Same Streets Swerve, The Rooz, Victory Lane, KIN, Aidan and the Wildfires, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes, Last Light, Great Uncles, Hidden Skies, Blank Parody, Someone Said Fire, A Broken Camarilla, The Lizards, Nia Duke$, The Always, FRANK, My Perfect Summer, IsaacO, Sophie, Sophia Lee, Eagle Empire, Alan Jaggs, Rebecca Peace, Josh Kemp, Benjamin Yellowitz, Lumi HD, Bethan and the Morgans, Lauren Pryke, Shaun Gambowl Walsh & The Plagiarists and DJ Cassie-Philomena Smyth and The Brumbaclarts.
Time/Date: 12pm – 3am, Saturday 17 October
Venues: The Sunflower Lounge | The Actress & Bishop | The Indie Lounge | Cherry Reds | 6/8 Kafe | Frederick Canal Barge | Suki10C | Spotlight
Wristbands/tickets: £8 advance