PopEx ≫ 2003 ≫ OX04 Festival

It's a charity festival in Manchester... have a good weekend all, I'm off now!

Just received word of this festival in Manchester, in aid of Oxfam, contact details for more info at the bottom of this message...

Following the success of this year's OX03 festival, (an eight day event in Manchester City Centre to highlight and raise funds for Oxfam's overseas work), we are planning an even bigger and more prestigious event for 2004. We are approaching artists and their agents for dates around the end of March and beginning of April.

We are asking artists to perform at various venues across Manchester. All money raised from these events will be placed in a fund to help with Oxfam's vital overseas work. Due to the fundraising nature of these events we are asking artists to play for free, but we will reimburse any expenses and provide a reasonable rider for any artists donating their time and talents.

The array of events we are planning range from, local 'indie' bands, well known headline bands, singer songwriters, local and national club DJ's, Poets, Comedians, Authors and any performers who can use their skills to help Oxfam. Last year attracted over 75 artists including Adrian Luvdup, Aiden Smith, Luke Bainbridge, Chloe Poems, Andy Woods, Archie Kelly and Justin Moorhouse.

We will also be producing a mini 'festival' guide to promote the event featuring biogs. of all the artists playing, which will also contain contact numbers for people wishing to book or find out more about the artists.
Also planned is a CD featuring a selection of the musical acts featured in the festival. We also plan to have national and local publicity to advertise the festival. This year's festival attracted press interest and articles from City Life, Manchester Evening News, Metro News, Alive Listings Guide, manchestermusic.co.uk and the Guardian.

We hope to make next year's event an even bigger success than this year but can only do so with the help and good will of The UK entertainment scene. So please get involved.

Contact Mat Payne, 5 Union Street, Bury, BL9 0NY (0161 763 4964 or 07792 956 163) E-mail shopf1171@btconnect.com

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