Stars line up for Oxjam charity gig

  • 11 September 2007

A host of stars are lined up to perform in a specially converted Oxfam shop in an effort to raise £1 million to tackle poverty around the world.

The Oxjam event, which is earmarked for October at an as yet undisclosed venue in London, will see music memorabilia sold during the day and concerts held at night.

Some 40,000 musicians are expected to take part in 3,000 events throughout the month-long festival

Jamelia, Fatboy Slim and The Kooks will appear, as well as Jarvis Cocker and Hot Chip.

Oxfam is aiming for £1 million, which could provide drinking water for almost 1.4 million people. The target could also fund 20,000 emergency shelters or medicine to treat 10,000 people.

Fatboy Slim, or Norman Cook, said he has always donated old records to Oxfam but that performing in the shop would be a first.

Kooks singer Luke Pritchard said the campaign was about “thousands of small events adding up to something much bigger”.

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