Festival will be music to your ears
Organisers of this year's Oxjam event are gearing up for the big day.
The annual musical extravaganza raises thousands of pounds for the charity Oxfam.
It will be taking place in the city's cultural quarter on October 20, and held its launch on Thursday.
About 30 arts and craft stalls will be on display in Orton Square, outside Curve theatre, as part of the main event next month.
Dozens of venues, including The Exchange bar, will also be hosting local and international bands such as Leicester's Charlie and the Martyrs, and DJs from Spain and Mexico.
Anna Webb, manager of The Exchange, volunteers her time to put Oxjam together.
She said: "It promises to be the best yet. We're aiming to raise £20,000 this year and we hope as many music-lovers as possible will come down and enjoy themselves on the day.
"Events kick off at 11am and go on until 6am the next day in some venues. There's music to suit most tastes, from indie, to reggae, dub, and punk."
Entry to all venues is by wrist band, costing £10 on the day, or £8 if you buy it earlier. Wrist bands can be bought from music shop Rockaboom, The Exchange, the Soundhouse and Ale Wagon pubs, or visit:
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