We are a charitable music festival that aims to showcase local artists whilst raising money for Oxfam. All of our proceeds go towards Oxfam’s Emergency Fund, which provides emergency relief, safe drinking water, and sanitation to communities struck by disaster.

There In a Crisis

At any one time, Oxfam is responding to 25 emergencies worldwide. Be it a food shortage in East Africa, the refugee crisis in Syria, or a warzone in Yemen, Oxfam is there providing human essentials and helping to stop the spread of disease.

Now in its eleventh year, Oxjam has raised over £2.8 million for the Emergency Fund. Last year Oxjam Edinburgh Takeover raised almost £2000, which we’re hoping to top (with your help) this year!

Live Music Matters

We support grassroots artists by shining a spotlight on local musicians and spoken word performers, both emerging and established. In a city like Edinburgh, faced with noise complaints and a lack of dedicated gig venues, it can be difficult for musicians to get their name out.

We want to challenge the old cliche that Edinburgh’s music scene is rubbish. There are some fantastic artists playing around the city, and we believe that given the opportunity they could create a vibrant and dynamic industry here. The rise of festivals like Hidden Door and Leith Late is very encouraging, as it shows there’s something bubbling under the surface for Edinburgh musicians. We want to help keep this momentum growing by connecting bands with audiences!