Oxjam 2013 gets underway with Dry The River and Josephine

Oxfam’s month-long run of charity gigs kicked off in London last night with alt-folk band Dry The River and newcomer Josephine.

They were joined by Dalston based band Gentlemen who were called in at the last minute to replace Roosevelt, who had to cancel due to illness.

Launch gigs are happening all week at the event’s new home in a loft space in Shoreditch, and will feature Eliza Doolittle, 2manydjs, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ghostpoet and Skream.

Now in its seventh yeah, the annual charity festival will host hundreds of music events across the country put on by volunteers.

Throughout October, more than 800 venues, 6,000 volunteers, 6,000 musicians and 180,000 audience members will help Oxjam raise £400,000 for Oxfam.

To find out what Oxjam events are happening this year visit the Oxjam website.