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Oxjam Chester Breaks Boundaries

by Ben Davis on 27 September, 2010 | 0 comments

Next month the biggest music event in the Chester musical diary is taking place once again. The Oxjam Chester Music Festival involves over 50 live acts across 3 different areas, the ‘Live, Club and Urban’ zones, which will all be hosted at Chester Racecourse on Saturday 2nd October with all the proceeds going to the Oxfam charity.

The Live Zone, which holds a massive 1,400 punters is playing host to some recognisable local talent; No Room For Heroes, Revurb, Scams, Ocean City, The Suns, and Wyld Fyre, but there are also some local acts that are not so recognisable, to me anyway, and this is good – Jaguar Jones, The Issue, Emily Jayne and the excellently named My Eleventh Toe.

The Club Zone is hosting a variety of local DJs and percussionists including Anton Powers, DJ Saviour and Murray Davies and the Urban Zone will be bringing one of the biggest collections of local urban artists that has ever been assembled in these parts.

Sir Elfboy of Wrexham’s very own hip-hop trio the Dirtee Rotten Scoundrelz will be hosting the stage and has put together the schedule of over 27 artists. Mr Phormula, Ajah UK, Click 22, Nawty Boys and Golden Soko to name a few will be playing alongside a samba band, and urban fusion dance team and also a collective of flow-motion parkour free runners. At midnight there’ll be a ‘rap-off’ battle between the rappers of the night and the crowd reaction will determine the overall winner, crowing them the Oxjam Rap King 2010. It seems if you’re into your urban music, you’ve got no choice but to attend.

The Oxjam Chester Music fest seems to be growing year on year and this one is looking like it will be the best yet and at only £10 for a ticket for the whole event and the money going to charity, everyone’s a winner. Go to www.oxjamchester.co.uk for tickets and more info.

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