After the mammoth success of Oxjam Darlo 2014, the festival is back for 2015 and intends to build on the huge achievements from last year. After raising a staggering £8,000 and smashing the original target by more than double, the money raised by Oxjam Darlo contributed hugely to helping those who are in need in the UK and abroad.
Takeover manager, Chris Jenkins reflected on last year’s festival,”Oxjam Darlo was an amazing experience for everyone involved in 2014, the bands, venues, volunteers, gig goers and of course us, the organisers! It was a fantastic event for Darlington and was a huge success for Oxfam and the people that ultimately benefited from the money raised.’
The one day festival on Sunday October 25th will focus on promoting home-grown talent across a multiple of genres as it showcases some of Darlington’s finest musicians. A particular highlight includes the all -day Punk Festival being held at The Forum Music Centre. There will also be fun for the whole family with children’s activities taking place at the Friends Meeting House on Skinnergate, not to mention lots of live music happening across the town.
Fundraising efforts have already been in full swing with the Oxjam team holding a very successful ‘Ultimate Music Quiz’ in early September at the Voodoo Café. Takeover Manager, Chris also took part in a white knuckle bungee jump during a recent trip down under and team member Jonny Lancaster endured the 13.1 miles of the Great North Run on behalf of the festival.
Music fans also enjoyed getting revved up for the main event by attending the festival’s launch party at The Green Room on September 25th, where they got a little taster of what to expect from the main event!
Tickets (which will be exchanged for wristbands on the day at the Oxfam shop on Skinnergate) are on sale for the one day festival and are priced at £8. – Take a look at Oxjam Darlo’s social media pages for details on where they can purchased.