September 2, 2009 0:01

Editors, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim to launch Oxjam gigs

Nitin Sawhney and Tony Allen are also set to play shows in a secret Oxfam shop

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Editors, Basement Jaxx, Just Jack and Fatboy Slim are among the acts announced to launch this year's Oxjam month of music, organisers have announced.

The acts will play gigs in a secret Oxfam shop in London with a 150-person capacity in aid of the charity this September and October.

VV Brown and Tony Allen are also set to play gigs to start the Oxjam month of music. The gigs will help kick off thousands of other fundraising music events to take place across the country in aid of Oxfam.

The 2009 Oxjam month of music will culminate on October 25, with the Oxjam Takeover, which will see more than 2000 musicians fill over 150 venues in more than 20 cities to raise funds for Oxfam.

As well as raising money for Oxfam, this year's campaign will be focusing on climate change, with gig-goers being encouraged to sign up to Oxfam's blue faces campaign. By encouraging people to paint their faces blue, the campaign aims to get the government to take action on climate change before it's too late.

The following acts are confirmed to play Oxjam gigs so far:

VV Brown, Just Jack (September 28)
Tony Allen, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo (29)
Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Stereo MCs (DJ set) (30)
Editors, Good Shoes (October 1)

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday (September 4) from 9am.

To see what Oxjam events are happening near you, head to Oxfam.org.uk/oxjam.

To check the availability of Oxjam tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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