Oxjam is an annual charity music festival in the United Kingdom that raises money for Oxfam, whose mission is to fight poverty worldwide. Events are held in multiple cities across the United Kingdom and Ireland, normally in the month of October. Oxjam originated in Northern Ireland and was the brainchild of Belfast born musician Maurice Macartney, who organised the first gig at the Belfast venue 'Auntie Annie's' during the Fairtrade Fortnight of 2004. Since 2006, there have been over 3,000 of these individual events with more than 36,000 total participating musicians. Over three-quarters of a million people have attended Oxjam events since the festival's inception.
- "Oxjam 2008 launches with competition for bands to play at Leeds Festival". New Musical Express (NME). 2 October 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- "OXJAM - Oxfam Campaigner Magazine" (PDF). Oxfam IR. 6 October 2004.
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