Klaxons, Kasabian and Kooks join Oxjam

Hot Chip and Kaiser Chiefs join in too

Klaxons, Kasabian and The Kooks have joined in this years Oxjam festival.

The festival will see music fans put on 500 days of continuous music, raising an anticipated £1 million to help Oxfam fight poverty around the world.

Hot Chip, Kaiser Chiefs, DJ Shadow and Fatboy Slim are some of the 40,000 musicians expected to take part in the music events, which will occur throughout October.

XFM are to join forces with Oxfam to give £50,000 to young people to help them put on the festival. Two hundred event organisers will be awarded £250 towards the costs of the event.

Bands wanting to take part can go to [url=www.xfm.co.uk/oxjam]xfm.co.uk/oxjam from July 24 to August 18 to take part.

DJ John Kennedy said: “This is a fantastic way for the stars of tomorrow to get themselves in the spotlight at the same time as doing their bit to fight poverty around the world.”