The countdown begins to tomorrow’s Oxjam Takeover Mansfield

MUSIC fans for Mansfield and beyond are set to descend on the town tomorrow (Saturday) for Oxjam Mansfield Takeover.

Bands and artists will be performing at venues across the town raise money for Oxfam to support their work of fighting poverty around the world.

It is part of the national Oxjam month of music, which runs throughout October.

Oxjam takes place at The Intake, Bowl in Hand, Victoria Hotel, The Ram, MyPlace at The Folk House (under 18s) and town centre.

Show your wristband on a Stagecoach Mansfield Miller bus to get a free ride from the bus station to the Intake from bay 12.

Wristbands can be purchased from and at Music Scene, Forever Young Fancy Dress and The Shabby Hut in the town centre. Wrist bands are £6 adult and £3 for under-18s which gives access to all performances throughout the day.

Are you going to Oxjam? Tweet your pictures and comments to @CatAllenUK.

Here is your full guide to what’s on during the festival.

The Ram (rock/indie/alt-rock): 2pm - 7pm

Fresh Eyes for the Dead Guy



Disturbing the Depths


Bowl in Hand (acoustic/folk) 1pm - 7pm

James Dalby

David Lacey

Pete Jones

Ellie Bean

Sam Jones

Chris Reeve

Rob Hible

Neely Middleton

Danny Apple

The Victoria Hotel (covers bands) 2pm - 7.30pm


The Ragdolls

Graham’s Got Friends

Dan Hartshorn


The Talk

MyPlace @ The Folk House (under 18s) 4.30pm - 10pm

Alice Ashley

I Surrender

Neely Middleton

Gemma Ingles

The Nature of Reality

+ more

The Intake: 5pm – 1am

Abandoned Faith

James Powell (DJ set)

Just James

White Noise Coalition



The Hyena Kill

The Jar Family

Roger the Mascot

Steve and the Raise

Manuka Honey

Vanity Box

The Natterjacks

Bluebeat Arkestra


Town centre entertainment: 11am – 4pm

Local musicians will be performing in the market square.

A brass band and singing group performing near the Library

Stilt walkers and face painters

Performances of ‘Stinxville’ from the Arletty Theatre group; a promenade panto with singing, dancing, puttery and cake.