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Great music. Great people. Great cause. That’s Oxjam. This year’s celebration kicks off at the start of October with a plethora of exciting and varied fringe events throughout the month, culminating with the flagship Takeover Festival on October the 23rd. The Takeover is focused down at the uber-hip Braunstone Gate, and will involve all the wonderful venues that populate one of Leicester’s best loved streets. Each venue will host a day long programme of music, covering all styles and genres. To top it all off, the Road will be closed for the day, with the festivities spilling out into the street. But it doesn’t end there. Come the night, the sonic energy built up in Leicester’s West End, will burst across the city, sending a musical shockwave that will light up some of Leicester’s finest late night venues. All you night-oxen out there will be able jam away till the early hours. And the best thing about all this? All the money raised, every last penny, is donated to Oxfam to help them continue their amazing work fighting poverty and injustice across the world. It’s you, Leicester, who makes this happen! The music is provided by the best Leicester musicians that we all know and love (with a few carefully selected hidden surprises!), and the event itself is only made possible by the kindness and dedication of our talented, colourful and diverse community. So make sure you take part and show your support. Local music. Global impact!

Full Circle @ O Bar : The Chairmen usirs l p a y Citizen Smith The Heroes The Hordes This Band Called Megadub

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Shut Up and Listen @ Natterjacks Super Evolver Charlie & the Martyrs Dumbfound The Manhatten Project Paladin The Aromatics

Flytrap @ Venus Acts TBC

Altered Image @ The Looking Glass The PennyHangers Ashdown The Carnival Clowns Swift Flashby Stephen & the Heathens

Nice Slice @ The Loaf Joel Owen Elizabeth Cornish More TBC

The Dub Club @ The Hub Biscuit Tin Sound System Grace & the Magic Roots Edit Smith Dan Blackout Kryogenics Nick Hutchins

Strung Out @ Bowstring Tony J OJAY Frisco Steve O'Donnell Neal Appeal Dirty Secrets

Heavy @ Sumo The Black Fingers

The Cosmic Vortex of Doom Silent Resistance Head Rush Bullit

Fair Play @ Entropy supported by Dominoes Children's Arts and Crafts supported by


Leicester's leading entertainment venue MARK WATSON


Nonsensory Overload

Thu 28 Oct 8pm Tickets £21 Concs £19

Tue 5 Oct 7.30pm Tickets £16.50



Sun 31 Oct 7pm Doors Tickets £26.50 + £1.50 bkg fee


Tue 19 Oct 7pm Doors Tickets £30 + £2 bkg fee Thu 18th Nov 7pm Doors Tickets £26+ £2 bkg fee 0116 233 3111

Coming soon at dmh: Blues Brothers, Calendar Girls, Stephen K Amos, John Bishop, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Jason Manford, Flawless

Leicester's leading entertainment venue

Mon 11 - Sat 16 April Tickets £19 - £36.50 Concs £17 - £30.50 Group booking offer available 0116 233 3111

FD2D Autumn 2010 Leicester Issue 7  

Leicestershire favourite arts and culture magazine