Oxjam Leeds will be run over multiple locations in Leeds city centre and we are very pleased to announce that the following venues are already confirmed:
102 – 104 Vicar Lane, LS2 7NL.
Situated in Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter, and built almost entirely from reclaimed materials, The Old Red Bus Station is fast becoming one of the most iconic gig venues in Leeds. Combining raw cutting edge music with art, this impressive space offers a unique experience to its visitors and plays host to a carefully curated programme of events.
Just like us, the Old Red Bus Station is extremely passionate about supporting grass roots and underground artists and we could not be happier that we taking over their 2 spacious gig rooms for Oxjam 2016.
Unit 6, Taverner’s Walk Estate, Sheepscar Grove, LS7 1AH.
From one of the most iconic brewers in Yorkshire comes one of best new venues in Leeds. Just minutes away from the city centre, North Brewing Company is guaranteed to satisfy your thirst. With a stylish backdrop of four huge tanks and a wall of beer taps, you can simply sit back (with pint in hand of course) and enjoy a selection of beer to suit all tastes in a relaxed atmosphere. Oxjam Leeds will be the breweries first ever Music Festival and taking advantage of the 2 large event spaces the North Bar Team have some very exciting plans up their sleeve which is going to make this an event that people are still talking about in years to come.
Byron Street Mills, Millwright Street, LS27QG.
First walking into Temple of Boom you get that kind of feeling that you got when you first saw that really cool kid at school. You know that girl who used to wear Jesus and Mary chain and Sisters of Mercy t-shirts under her white school blouse and get away with it as the teachers thought it was religious statement. Just like that kid, Temple of Boom is a venue that is very sure of its own identity, isn’t constrained by current trends and is effortlessly cool. It’s well worth a visit and I promise you, just like you still think about that kid from school, you will still be thinking about this place in 20 years’ time. Events at Temple of Boom are not like any other and Oxjam Leeds is on track to be one of its best.
Harper St, Leeds LS2 7EA
The Crowd of Favours is one of Leeds hidden gems. It somehow manages to give punters the sense of familiarity of being in their local pub, whilst offering everything you can expect from a contemporary inner city bar.
The downstairs gig area has the look, feel and charm of an underground jazz bar and from the minute you walk in you just know you are going to be part of something special. It also boasts the “smallest bar in Leeds” in the corner of the room – picture being served by someone sitting in a wooden tardis.
Expect to see some of the “must see” intimate performances of the festival here
1-3 Grand Arcade, Leeds, LS16PG
With one of the most extensive collections of hard alcohol in the whole city, an Itunes library to match it, and staff that party harder than Andrew W.K, Santiago is the best damn rock ‘n’ roll bar in town!
Rightly earning itself a reputation of being one of Leeds’ most well established gig venues, Santiago is a must see stop off on the your Oxjam adventure!
10-12 Call Lane Leeds, LS16DN
Milo Bar is one of the oldest “late night” bars in Leeds with one of the richest associations with the live music scene in the area. The Cribs’ first gigs were here, Ricky from the Kiasers was once the manager and chart-sensation John Newman was pouring pints behind the bar but a couple of years ago – it’s safe to say Milo Bar IS rock and roll. With a late licence, cosy live room and cheap beer, it’s the perfect bar to make some bad decisions and get a little loose! Recent shows with Night Owls, Grenadiers from Australia and this years Futuresound winners Fighting Caravans means that live music is still running strong at Milo and their line-up for Oxjam Leeds is one not to be missed!