Spanning the nation, from London to Bournemouth to Glasgow and beyond, and running for a month, it’s all about the tunes and raising money for the global do-gooders.

The festival is kicking off today with a series of launch shows. Graham Coxon takes to the stage for a very special performance this evening, so special in fact that you’re unlikely to see the Blur six-stringer in such intimate surrounds again – the decidedly not-arena-sized Oxfam store in Dalston is the host for this kickstarter.

He’s followed up on Tuesday by Orlando Higginbottom, who is more commonly known by the moniker Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and will be bringing his shiny electro-pop to the very same east London store.

English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose, who’s worked with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, keeps things rocking the following evening with Hot Chip and Friends taking to the Oxfam shop this Thursday for a DJ set, with spin-off act The 2 Bears in tow, too. The run of events merely starts here, though.

Throughout the capital, at venues from Islington to Brixton, bands, performers, artists and more, representing more genres of music than you can conceive, will be taking to the stage.

There’ll be up-and-coming bands such as The Diamond Noise and the Popes of Chillitown, bands just starting out, as well as line-ups put together for one show and one purpose – to raise money for Oxfam.

Oxfam Dalston, 514-518 Kingsland Road, E8 4AR
from Mon, Sept 24 | Doors at 7pm |  £25