OxjamBrum 2011 Preview


OxjamBrum is back for a third year taking over some of the city’s best
independent music venues.  On Saturday 15th October Birmingham will
play host to Oxfam’s national music festival by showcasing over 25 of
the region’s most exciting emerging bands and artists.  Be a part of
an amazing day by exchanging an advance £6 ticket for a festival

OxjamBrum are extremely proud to announce ska funksters 360 as this
year’s headliner, fresh from sets at Glastonbury and Shambala.  The
Young Runaways have got right into the Oxjam spirit by planning not
one but two sets during the day, including an EP launch at The
Yardbird.  Their headline set at OxjamBrum’s sold out barge gig was
something to behold!

The Flapper will host an early evening set of singer-songwriters
finishing with the beautiful tones of Vijay Kishore.  But don’t be
late or you’ll miss out, live music upstairs at The Flapper from
5-8pm.  Then it will get all loud and sweaty downstairs in the gig
room with God Damn and Romans – earplugs at the ready.

Over at The Sunflower Lounge OxjamBrum have persuaded the city’s best
indie pop and post punk bands to cram themselves into the downstairs
room for sets that will be intimate and perhaps never again repeated!
Headlined by the The Carpels, who are unquestionably at the forefront
of the city’s new music scene.  Taking influence from punk, dub step,
electronica and indie they are the sound of Birmingham.  And it never
sounded so good.  Recently signed to One Beat Records this is one not
to miss.

And if that wasn’t enough this year OxjamBrum have planned quite an
afterparty.  As the old Academy/ Hummingbird re-opens its doors most
of Birmingham are gagging to have a little look-see inside.  To tempt
you to carry on the party Oxjam are hosting one final late night band,
The Bluebeat Arkestra, and have local lad Josh Mooney from Tantrums
spinning tunes until the small hours.  Got a festival wristband?  Then
you are guaranteed entry.  If not just £3 will get you access to the
new Birmingham Ballroom.

Advance tickets £6 – www.oxjambrum.org.uk

A piece of PR we couldn’t be bothered to re-write.