Oxjam began in 2006, with the aim of creating a network of music-loving people across the UK, all united by a shared goal – to raise money to fight poverty and suffering around the world. 6 years on we’re still going strong, with hundreds of incredible gigs taking place each October.
The great thing about Oxjam is the diversity of the events on offer – from our multi-venue Takeover events, to sponsored busks on top of mountains – we’ve seen it all. Over the years we’ve gained several high profile celebrity supporters, including Jarvis Cocker, Fatboy Slim, Damon Albarn, Hot Chip and many more. But at its heart Oxjam is still a grassroots festival, with thousands of volunteers celebrating music in their local communities by organising their own gigs in support of Oxfam GB.
Oxjam Mansfield aim to bring a range of cultural and community events across the summer culminating in the TAKEOVER festival planned to take place Saturday 19th October 2013.
Did you know?
- Over 1 million people have been to an Oxjam gig.
- There have been over 3,500 Oxjam Events across the UK
- Since 2006 £2million has been raised for Oxfam
Anna Kerr (TO Manager)
As TAKEOVER manager Anna is responsible for overseeing the Festival organisation and has committed herself to providing a range of quality music and cultural events, providing a platform for up and coming local musicians.
Anna is also in a band herself, (Sea Monster eyes) and has been involved in events and promotions in the local area for many years.
5 Facts about Anna…
- Loves all things 60’s
- Hates BBQ sauce
- Working in Events & Marketing
- Has an amazing pooch called Betty Batfinks
- Spent much of her childhood in Dubai
Kate Summerfield (Assistant TO Manger/ Marketing)
Kate is the Assistant Takeover Manager and Marketing for Oxjam Mansfield and is keen to focus on the community aspect of the festival and celebrating all things musical in our town. Kate has a background in Marketing and events and has been involved in a number of charity events and projects in recent years.
Joel Meakin (Production coordinator)
As production coordinator, Joel is in charge of all things technical, from PA’s to Logistics. Joel works in the production industry and has worked with a number of big artists and at some of the UK’s biggest venues.
Outside of work Joel is heavily into outdoor sports and was one of the founding members of an outdoor activities company.
Dave ‘TUM’ Tumelty (Band/Artist Coordinator)
Dave is in charge of booking and looking after all the artists and performers taking part in this years Oxjam festival and events. Dave plays bass in a local band (Manuka Honey) and has played many gigs and festival in the area.
5 Facts about Dave…