Oxjam 2015 takes over Brixton

Natalie Shay
Natalie Shay

Occupying six venues and promising over 50 acts, Brixton welcomed Oxjam to some of its most popular venues on Saturday.

Purchase of a £10 wristband meant access all day to all venues, with an eclectic mix of music, comedy and DJ sets.


I managed to visit most of the hosts and was reminded of how rich and diverse our Brixton venues are.

Everything kicked off in the stunning Blues Kitchen with a mix of blues, folk, jazz, soul, rock and psych. My two picks of the day were The Untouchables and The Robert J Hunter Band.

Upstairs at the Ritzy opened its doors at about 3pm. With billed performances from acoustic acts, comedy performances and electro, this ever-popular venue was bursting at the seams every time I popped in. I was lucky enough to catch three of the acoustic acts on offer during the day. Natalie Shay, Ayelle and Zak Whitefield. I shall be definitely be investigating more of their music.

The Market House offered a much edgier experience. The venue was open from 2.00pm – 10.00pm with a variety of pop, indie, rock and folk bands. I enjoyed a very energetic performance by The Black Sparrows.

Just across the street the 414 provided DJ sets all day – including funk, techno, house and trance. This was my first visit to 414 – a gorgeous little club!

The Black Sparrows
The Black Sparrows

The White Horse and The Windmill supplied entertainment for the night birds amongst us, with the live music performances going on until 1am and DJ sets continuing until 3am.

Congratulations to all involved for providing such a vast array of artists and for the excellent organisation. In all venues I was greeted by smiling Oxjam representatives. Really looking forward to Oxjam Brixton 2016.

See more photos from Oxjam Brixton 2015 in our gallery below.

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