Oxjam festival hits right note on Wirral

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Oxjam festival proved to be a hit with music fans when it when came to the Wirral at the weekend, as local musicians and bands performed for a good cause.

The event, which is run by volunteers from the global poverty charity, Oxfam, is one of the biggest music specials in the UK, this year landing in Wallasey for the first time.

Music and performances were staged across four venues in Wallasey, with diverse acts from pop to heavy metal bands and spoken word poets performing.

Liverpool band, Raised by Wolves, as the headline act. The band’s guitarist, Daniel Cain, told JMU Journalism: “We think it went really well, the crowd really enjoyed it and overall there was a great vibe to the whole festival.

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“It was great seeing the amount of people that turned up to support. We have played charity gigs before and it’s always great to play for a good cause like Oxfam.”

So far, the event has raised more than £800 and the organiser, Pete McDowell, told JMU Journalism: “We had some amazing bands, and for some it was the first time they had played to an audience, so it was great to give them a chance to perform and we had a good range of music for all ages.

“We had some technical difficulties during the day, but it all worked out in the end and now preparations are underway for the next one.”