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FatBoy Slim is playing at Oxfam in Dalston on Monday

By
Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Forget sold-out stadiums and superclubs, FatBoy Slim is taking to the stage in a tiny Oxfam shop in Dalston on Monday.

The DJ is kicking off this year's nationwide Oxjam festival, with the help of London indie-dance group Boxed In, psych-folk band Stealing Sheep, BBC Radio 6 presenter Shaun Keaveny and TV presenter Miquita Oliver. 

The gig, which celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the first Oxjam Music Festival, is in Dalston's charity shop, but they won't be performing in between racks of second-hand stock. The shop, which has played host to the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Skream and Ghostpoet in the past, will be cleared to make way for the Oxjam stage, as well as a 200-strong crowd of music fans.  

'I'm delighted to be playing at Oxjam's tenth birthday. The festival is an amazing opportunity for local bands and gig organisers to raise the profile of local talent and by doing so help people fight poverty. October is set to be a musical month to remember thanks to Oxjam,' says FatBoy Slim, real name Norman Cook. 

The event in has sold out, but Oxjam gigs are happening all over the country for the next few weeks. The Mystery Jets are touring Oxfam shops around the UK, while events are taking place throughout October, from Bradford to Brighton, with Brixton (October 15), Clapham (October 22), Dalston (October 15), Islington (October 22), Portobello (October 15) and Shoreditch (October 19) all getting involved.

Find out more about local events here

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