The launch of the Oxjam Festival in Lichfield

Volunteers have come together to officially launch a charity music festival in Lichfield.

The Oxjam event will take place at five pubs across the city centre on 12th October.

Among the acts confirmed are Courthouse, Jnctre, Nath Brooks, Simon Paine, Mitchel Emms, Kieran Taylour and Sean Duggan.

The event was officially launched by volunteers behind the festival and the Mayor of Lichfield Cllr Deborah Baker.

The launch of the Oxjam Festival in Lichfield

Cllr Baker said: “It gives me great pride to see the wider community of Lichfield come together to show its support for charity events such as Oxjam that embody our strong sense of community spirit.

“We have so many fantastic pubs, independent businesses, voluntary organisations and great musical talent throughout Lichfield – I’m confident the event will be a huge success.”

The pubs taking part in the festival are The King’s Head, The George IV, The Queens Head, The Pig and The Earl of Lichfield.

Festival goers can buy a wristband online that will give them access to all participating venues to watch acts throughout the evening.

“A day to remember for the whole community”

Volunteer festival manager Nicola Forsyth said: “Oxjam Festival Lichfield is not only a great way to raise money to help Oxfam beat poverty, but also an opportunity to showcase the very best in what Lichfield has to offer with it’s thriving local businesses and entrepreneurial spirit as well as the local musical talent.

“The support we’ve received so far has been overwhelmingly incredible – and testament to the strong community spirit in Lichfield.

“We want to make it a day to remember for the whole community and we couldn’t do it without the fantastic support we’ve received from the community and local businesses.”   

The team is also on the hunt for additional volunteers to help out with various roles on the day. Anyone interested can email hello@oxjamlichfield.co.uk.

Nicola added: “Over the years, Oxjam has not only helped propel upcoming and coming bands on the route to stardom, it has also served as a springboard for volunteers looking to pursue careers in the creative industries, events management and the music industry.

“So, as well as raising money to help Oxfam continue its life-changing work, it’s also a great opportunity to gain rewarding and valuable work experience – while having some fun along the way.”

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