Michael Eavis will be helping Oxjam Glastonbury & Street 2014 come to the end of a rollercoaster ride of music, emotions and merriment. Over £600 has been raised so far and organisers are hoping to raise £1000 just from the generosity of the public in praise of the music on offer.
All the gigs are free entry but organisers are asking for a donation to Oxfam, 100% of which goes straight to them, which they consider a small price to pay for the amazing music on offer.
Starting in Glastonbury at The Market House, moving to the George and Pilgrim, Hawthorns Hotel and La Terre then moving onto The King Arthur and then across to Street with the Unity Club it is due to finish its last weekend on by visiting the Street Inn on the Friday 31st October and then ending in an all dayer at The Red Brick Building / Bocabar Glastonbury Saturday 1st November.
This weekend’s gigs offer the last chances to start the prize winning stamp cards. By visiting 3 venues and getting a stamp from each, punters can enter a prize draw to win great music prizes.
On offer are amazing prizes, just for going to see live music and supporting charity. These have all been donated by local businesses. Up for grabs are tickets to Glastonbury Extravagana, Godney Gathering and Farmfest, all for 2015. For musical types there is a day in Orchard recording studios, an acoustic guitar from Jaywalk Guitars, drum lessons from Glastonbury Drums and a day’s filming from BA22 Media.
The King Arthur Glastonbury on Saturday 25th starts at 3pm and goes on until 11pm and performing live are Missart, Chloe Warren, Entangledband, Nick Parker & Friends, Miss Behavin’, Mark Anthony, Lazibyrd and DJ Wah Gwan.
The Unity Club in Street is opening its doors Sunday 26th to non members and starts at 3pm until 11pm. Bands performing there are Finches Fly, Dan Russell, Alex & Craig Priddice, Any Other Day, Don’t Do Tuesdays, Eastertown, White Lion Parade, Awaken The Silence and DYME.
Then the final weekend starts at The Street Inn Friday 31st 9pm and features music from Johnny Edgar before moving onto The Red Brick Building Glastonbury from midday to midnight on the 1st November.
The finale will be graced by Somerset’s most famous farmer, Michael Eavis, and live music from Mr Keep Calm & The Cancelled Cheques, Daniel Shaw & The Aardvarks, Minor Works Unit, Lazy Daze, Adrian Smith Jazz Combo, Kray-z-Legz, The Legendary SnakeSNAKESnake, Bob Gallie, John D Revelator, Liam Howard & the Truthseekers, Rosie Whitten and Band and Henry Wacey and finished with a night of dancing from Swampgrass and Ian Liversidge from GFM with a DJ set.
Take up of stampcards have been high with good numbers being handed in complete and even more on one or two stamps already. The prize draw is being held at Jaywalk guitars on Saturday 8th November at 2pm.
“So far it’s been one hell of a party. Great music and really different things going on in the various venues and with all the artists. And it’s not even finished yet. Even if you’re not able to start your stamp cards and win the great prizes, you can come to a great set of gigs and enjoy the amazing atmosphere that’s just swept Oxjam along this year. Every one has worked really hard to make this a success simply because they have wanted to make a difference.” Gary Smith Oxjam Glastonbury & Street 2014 organiser.