Contact us

Monday, 3 October 2011

Oxjam Camberwell Takeover 22nd October 2011/Oxjam News & Competition

Musicians from across the capital play their part in the UK's biggest ever charity music festival. Win a pair of wristbands to attend the first explosive Oxjam Camberwell TakeOver 2011!

The one day takeover on the 22nd October  is part of Oxjam’s month of music, which runs through the whole of October. Oxjam is a festival with a difference: thousands of fundraising music events are put on by ordinary local people – from large-scale festivals to local sponsored busks – making it the biggest line-up of any music festival in the UK.

The Takeover will be happening across 7 great venues throughout Camberwell. Each venue will host a programme of music from soul to rock and everything in between. Acts include The Mouth of Ghosts, Glyphs, Soneni the Soul, Ruby and the Vines, Speaker Sleeper, After the Ice, The Joe Inman Project, Hazeltones, Ozonna, The Stow, Tamara Stein and many more. Local vinyl specialists Rat Records are hosting a full DJ line up which includes their residents Dominic Dawson, DJ Prophane, and Tony Thorpe (Moody Boyz).

Local Camberwell resident & Oxjam Takeover Manager Michael Armstrong and Tracey Alvares, who are helping to organise the event delivered their most successful fundraiser for Oxjam on the 24th September, 'Here we Are' silent auction at the recently opened Coldharbour London Gallery last month raising over £3,000. The event was a multi faceted combination of live art, music and an exhibition of donations all of which were sold. Michael Armstrong recently, commented “We’re really excited to be making Camberwell part of musical celebration happening right across the country. It’s all about showing that the best in local music can make a global impact – just £7 could feed a family, and £10 can buy five bags of seeds. Everyone who comes along can rest assured that as well as having a great time, they’ll be helping to change lives around the world too." Since 2006, more than 40,000 musicians have played to an audience of over 800,000 people at over 3,000 Oxjam events, raising in excess of £1.5 million. Oxjam Takeover events take place in the following locations in London: Brick Lane, Brixton, Islington, Chiswick, Stoke Newington, Camberwell, Lewisham, Shepherd’s Bush. Why not come down and support a good cause. Local Music, Global Impact!

Oxjam Camberwell Venues:

The Phoenix-Windsor Walk, london, SE5 8BB
Experience Soul, Hip hop, Latin/Rap, afro beat and soul
Line-up at a glance: Hazeltones, Ruby Tuesdees, Future Groove, Dkel and The Vibe-A-Deliks

The Recreation Ground- 65 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR
The comedy & DJ venue.
Line-up at a glance: Debra Jane Appelby, Max Dickins, Dominic Dawson spining on the decks Dave Foster (Rat Records)

The Crooked Well-16 Camberwell Lane, Kerfield Cresent, SE5 8SY
The Cabaret, Opera Diva, Soul and Funk spot.
Line-up at a glance Ruby and the Vines, Tamara Stein, Soneni & the soul.

The Joiners Arms- 35 Denmark Hill, SE5 8RS
If you fancy a little Indie, Rock, Psychedelic
Line-up at a glance: The Stow, After the Ice, The Joe Inman Project

The Tiger-18 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AA
 Experience Electronica, accoustic
Line- up at a glance: Glyphs, Ozonna & Abigail Hardiman

Club Couture-58 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ 
The place for Alternative Rock/Trip-Hop, Electronic, Indie, Reggae & Punk
Line-up at a glance: The mouth of ghosts, The Rocket & The Rooster.

The Grand Union 26 Camberwell Grove, SE5 8RE
At this venue experience-Indie Folk, Poetry, Accoustic/Soul
Line-up at a glance: Speaker Sleeper & The White Russian

Ticket information

Just to let you know that on-line tickets will be taken off sale at 3pm on Friday 21st October.

For those of you who have bought a ticket on-line these will be exchanged for a wristband at The Tiger. Anyone who has purchased a ticket online or does so before 3pm is in with a chance to win a pair of TOMS shoes, which have been customised by one of the ‘Here we are’ artists  A Group Ticket gives you 5 chances to win. Find out on Saturday if you have won.

Any remaining wristbands will be available to purchase on the door at The Tiger (18 Camberwell Green London, SE5 7AA), the Phoenix & the Recreation Ground. Should one venue sell out of their allocation of wristbands, you will need to go to one of the other 2 venues to purchase a wristband.

The line-up/timings are now available on the venue page of  There will be printed brochures available on the day with all the info you need. If you have a SmartPhone you can check out the Oxjam Camberwell Takeover on the Layar Reality Browser. This will help you navigate the area, and will have up to date line-up info.

Oxjam Camberwell Takeover Competition!
This competition is free to enter, to win a pair of wristbands answer this question:
What was the name of  Oxjam Camberwell's Slient Auction on the 24th September?
Entrant's must over 18 please send your answers to: Closing date Friday 21st October 2011 Midnight.
Competition is now closed.
Winner Rob Lound Congratulations!

Other Oxjam Festival Takeover News

23rd October 2011
Oxjam Brixton over 30 acts over 4 venues
Venue 3.45pm-11.15pm The Windmill
Line-up at a glance Merc#y Alexander, Zoe Konez, The Great Malarkey and Lo-Fi
Venue Plan B 6pm-10.30pm
Line-up at a glance DJ Strago, Somethink Sounds, Drop/Dead, Ayah Marar, Nu:tone B2BLogistics &; ft.SP:MC

Venue Upstairs at the Ritzy 7pm-11pm
Line-up at a glance The Swingle Singers, We Are Goose, Grace Banks, Tim Lacy Russell Swallow & The Birds.

Dogstar 3pm-11pm Line-up at a glance London Beatbox Academy ft. Denna Rogers and Paul Cree (beat poets), I Am A Pilot, Electrixcity, Work It! DJs & The stow. Festival-goers are invited to buy a wristband, which cost just £7 in advance or £10 on the day, giving them unlimited access to all four of the following venues - Plan-B, Upstairs at the Ritzy Cinema, The Windmill and The Dogstar. Wristbands for Oxjam Brixton will be on sale on  and at the venues themselves.

Brick Lane
Saturday 22 October
5pm til 3am
£9 tickets early bird, £11 OTD
40 acts, 8 venues, one day

Featuring: Chris Coco, Run Don't Walk, Gizzelle Smith, Black Shades, Boom Monk Ben and many more. Oxjam Brick Lane will be taking over  Shoreditch Cargo, Cafe 1001, Big Chill, Exit, Concrete, All Star Lanes, Super Pizza & Junky   Styling will be hosting some of the UK finest music – all in aid of Oxfam.

One wrist band gains you entry into all venues!
More information at

Chiswick W4
Sat 22nd October
12 till 12
One day one wristband-6 venues-60 bands along Chiswick High street
from classical, steel drums and Flamenco to Indie, Rock, Acoustic, Hip hop, Dance, Dub Step and Pop.

Confirmed acts include 50ft Women, Finn Bonell, Lumiere, Mavis, The Meds Collectives, Sophie Barker and Swagger to name a few.
More information at

1 comment:

  1. The Oxjam Camberwell event is carving itself out to be pure class. The manager has put something together that is a rounded mix of genres. Impressive.