Fatboy Slim to Perform in Thrift-Shop Music FestSeptember 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Celebrities, News | 1 Comment
Some cool celebrities will be doing gigs throughout October in Oxfam shops — Oxfam is England’s biggest thrift-shop chain — for charity. Participants in the annual “Oxjam” festival, now in its third year, include Fatboy Slim, VV Brown, Basement Jaxx, Editors, Just Jack and Nitin Sawhney.
According to the Charities Aid Foundation:
“Editors lead singer Tom Smith commented: ‘Putting on shows in Oxfam’s high street stores is a great idea. These places are part of everyone’s daily lives these days, so come September they”ll also be the hottest ticket in town.'”
Oxjam has raised over £1 million for the charity since it was launched in 2006, enough money to secure safe water sources for some 1.3 million people.
According to Virgin’s Music News:
“VV Brown said: ‘The charity shop shows are the highlight of the festival season for me.’
“Each show, held in a specially converted Oxfam shop in London, will be limited to just 150 audience members…. The Oxfam shop, the location of which remains secret until later, will become an Oxjam shop for the week, selling the best second-hand music in London during the day. During the evening, it will be converted into a gig venue, playing host to the intimate performances. This year the festival will be helping deprived people cope with the devastating effects of climate change. Gig goers will be painting their faces blue as part of a visual statement to the Government to take immediate action.”