Oxjam Dalston hopes Dark Sky will help raise £10k for Oxfam

Dark Sky are headlining the Oxjam launch party at Dalston Roof Park

Dark Sky are headlining the Oxjam launch party at Dalston Roof Park - Credit: Archant

Dark Sky will headline the Oxjam launch party on September 16 at Dalston Roof Park

Music artists up and down the country are gearing up to raise money for Oxfam. But here in Dalston it’s already begun.

Local electronic production duo Dark Sky, made up of Matt Benyayer and Thomas Edwards, will headline the Oxjam launch party on September 16 at Dalston Roof Park.

Oxjam is a nationwide grassroots festival, with volunteers from all over the country celebrating music in their communities by organising gigs in support of Oxfam.

This is just the latest in a line of fundraising endeavours that have been happening in Dalston. The Scolt Head raised £800 from a pub quiz and the Survive on a Fiver challenge, where volunteers live on five pounds over a week, continues to bring in the funds.


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The Dalston Oxjam group are hoping to raise £10,000.

Dark Sky said: “It’s an absolute pleasure for us to be supporting such a high profile initiative as Oxjam right on our doorstep.

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“It has given us a fantastic opportunity to invite artists and friends we admire to play some great music for an amazing cause.”

On the line up are Jack Bryant from African music collective MogaDisco and hip hop producer Mr Beatnik.

“We’re super excited that Dark Sky have agreed to support us at our launch,” said Amy Barber, who leads the Oxjam Dalston team of volunteers.

“They will set the standard of what we have in store at the event on October 15 which will incorporate various genres of quality music from indie to dancehall to loads more in between.

“We have been blown away by the support we have received to make Oxjam happen in Dalston this year.”

East London is the place to celebrate Oxjam as Fatboy Slim will be officially kicking off the national festival at an intimate gig in a secret venue at the start of October.

Tickets for the launch party can be bought in advance for £4 or on the door for £6, oxjamdalston.com.

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