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Get ready for first ever Kingston Oxjam Festival
Almost 50 acts will be playing live across six different venues in Kingston this weekend, for a music festival in aid of a global poverty charity.
Oxfam will be presenting the first-ever Kingston Oxjam festival on Saturday, October 19, a fundraiser aimed at tackling poverty while also showcasing local talent.
Performers include Kingston regulars the Beau Bow Belles, the Wonder Beers, King Canute and Thom Worth.
They will be performing at six different venues across town - No. 88 Bar, the Grey Horse , the Cricketers , O'Neill's, the Fighting Cocks and Kingston Working Men’s Club.
Audience members can travel between all the venues by purchasing a wristband either in advance or on the doors of the venues.
Oxjam marketing coordinator Romeo Kabanda said: “This being our debut in Kingston, we are very excited and looking forward to the weekend.
“We’ve got more than 50 acts and over 40 volunteers, so we’re sure it’s going to be a fantastic night for Oxjam.”
Excitement surrounding the festival has steadily been gathering pace since the official launch back in the summer.
Mr Kabanda added: “We’ve held a few fundraisers and the response so far has been great.
“Our fundraising target is £5,000, and so far we have raised £2,500 so we’re halfway there. We’ve been really well supported by the media and everyone involved.
“We just need to see what kind of reaction we get this weekend to see if we can do it again next year.”
Kingston Oxjam Festival, various venues Saturday October 19,
5pm until late Wristbands £4 in advance or £5 on the doors