Oxfam America Announces 2016 Summer Music Series

By Oxfam

Oxfam to join Coldplay and many others on tour this summer

Boston – Oxfam America announces an exciting summer music line-up of festival stops and tour dates with bands like Coldplay, Lucius, Fitz & The Tantrums, Wilco, Ra Ra Riot, Dirty Heads and others.

This summer’s series of music festivals, concerts, and band partnerships allow musicians, music fans, and activists to come together to help right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice across the world. In multiple cities and venues across the country, fans can expect to see Oxfam present at their favorite shows, where fans can learn more about Oxfam, sign a petition, or possibly meet the band. Bands include Coldplay, Flogging Molly, Fitz & The Tantrums, Wilco, Lucius, Dirty Heads, Lake Street Dive, Baaba Maal, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Ra Ra Riot, and The Foreign Exchange.

“Oxfam is proud to join with our friends in the music industry again this summer to create positive social change on a global level. At Oxfam we truly believe that music can change the world and when artists and music fans put their voices together, the sound that results can really make a difference,” says Bob Ferguson, Oxfam America’s Music Outreach Project Manager.

Coldplay will be bringing Oxfam America on tour this summer for their 22 shows in 19 cities across the US. This year Coldplay and Oxfam are asking fans to “stand as one” with people forced to flee conflict and disaster. The world is seeing a mass global movement of people- 60 million people have already fled conflict and persecution. But this is the year for change. With world leaders meeting in New York this September, now is the time to show them we stand together with people on the move and call for protection of everyone in need. Fans can join Coldplay standing together in support of those fleeing to safety, and follow Oxfam on Tour on Instagram for exclusive access to the Coldplay tour. 

Oxfam will also be present at various festivals this summer including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Outside Lands. Fans and festival goers can visit the Oxfam table to learn more about the organization, take action, or participate in activities. In a special partnership with Bonnaroo in Oxfam’s 9th year at the festival, Oxfam is co-hosting along with ally Eat for Equity, a series of community dinners called BonnaROOTS. These 4-course, locally-sourced dinners represent the dynamic intersection between music, food, and activism.

Fans and supporters who want to listen to artists in support of Oxfam all summer long can now download the Oxfam Summer Jams album.  The album features a collection of songs donated by Oxfam America’s friends in the music industry in support of the organization’s lifesaving work around the world. This year’s Oxfam Summer Jams album contains over 20 songs by artists such as Caveman, Alex Anwandter, Gates, Tyson Motsenbocker, Starflyer 59, Vinyl Thief, and more.

Oxfam America is global organization that works in more than 90 countries to address the root causes of poverty, hunger, and injustice. In addition to responding when disaster strikes, Oxfam invests in programs to help people assert their rights, and campaigns to change the laws and practices that keep people trapped in poverty. To this end, Oxfam America has engaged the music industry for 13 years. Over the years, partnerships with musicians, labels, and managers have helped grow Oxfam’s base of supporters and make real and positives change on a global scale.

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