OxjamBrum and Young Runaways deliver mud-free festival experience to Saturday shoppers in Birmingham
Jul 16, 2012 | Comments 0
MUSIC PROMOTERS OXJAMBRUM TEAM UP WITH BIRMINGHAM BAND YOUNG RUNAWAYS STAGE MUD-FREE EXPERIENCE FOR SHOPPERS
Shoppers in Birmingham were treated to a series of five free secret gigs from popular indie rock band Young Runaways on Saturday, joined by a cast of ‘festival-goers’ in wellies and fancy dress.
The OxjamBrum Pop-Up Festival, which visited Oxfam shops in Wylde Green, Harborne, Shirley and Moseley before ending with a surprise show in Birmingham city centre, saw the group – which uses violin, keys, trumpet and trombone alongside more traditional instruments – play impromptu sets for fans and passing members of the public.
The event marked the beginning of a three month countdown to the popular OxjamBrum Takeover Festival, set to take place this year on Saturday 13 October in Birmingham city centre.
Band frontman and lead singer Matt Pinfield said, “The band absolutely loved it; imagine the magical mystery tour but with more roll neck sweaters and second hand board games.”
OxjamBrum programme innovative and unusual live music experiences around Birmingham and have presented gigs on canal barges, around the famous 11 bus route, in tennis huts and at festivals, raising over £20,000 for Oxfam campaigns in the process.