My Panda Shall Fly
My Panda Shall Fly

The Oxjam festival will be returning this month to Dalston and Shoreditch with a programme of established as well as up-and-coming artists who are set to perform in some of East London’s favourite venues.

The Oxjam Dalston Takeover is to be held on the weekend of 11–12 October, with forty artists participating across six venues.

Birthdays, Dalston Roof Park, Total Refreshment Centre, Shacklewell Arms, Power Lunches and The Nest are all involved, with headlining acts such as Landshapes, My Panda Shall Fly and We Have Band (DJ Set). Later on, Jane Fitz will be taking revellers into the early hours at Total Refreshment Centre with a selection of underground house.

Meanwhile Oxjam Shoreditch Takeover will be hosting its annual party on Sunday 19 October. Shutterbug off Rivington Street will be hosting Shoreditch’s only open house party, hosted by electronic music maestros DJ Tayo and Ben Gomori.

With its recording studios having accommodated the likes of Radiohead, Strongroom Bar is a good fit for new and established guitar-based talent, headlined by new-wave pop rockers The Fuse. One of the quirkiest venues taking part is Paper Dress Vintage on Curtain Road, where singer-songwriter XSARA will be playing a set tinged with jazz and blues influences. Joining her will be rising star Josh Savage.

Great Eastern Street’s The Old Blue Last will be presenting an array of musical talent including Brighton group The Arts Club, former Basement Jaxx vocalist’s outfit Them and Us, poetic political commentary from Kieran Leonard and the punk rock outfit Katalina Kicks.

For a dose of hip-hop, rap and R&B, Bedroom Bar on Rivington Street is the place, with a line-up of Vaitea, Tinyman and Alim Kamara, while Trapeze on Great Eastern Street will play host to an ambient, acid house and deep house extravaganza.

Tickets for both the Dalston and Shoreditch Oxjam Takeover can be bought online at WeGotTickets, Resident Advisor or the Oxjam website, with all proceeds from wristband and ticket sales going to Oxfam.

Oxjam Dalston Takeover
11-12 October

Oxjam Shoreditch Takeover
19 October

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