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Bands line up for Oxford's long-running Audioscope mini-music festival
12:30pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
THE line-up has been announced for next month’s Audioscope Festival.
The mini-festival is one of Oxford’s longest-running, and this year takes place at The Jericho Tavern, Walton Street, on November 23.
It has been going since 2001 and has raised more than £25,000 for homelessness charity Shelter.
Headlining the day-long event will be Chicago experimental folk act Califone, with 20 other performers including ‘nightmare pop’ band Esben and the Witch, experimental duo Grumbling Fur, Ghost Box Records’ Pye Corner Audio and Thought Forms.
Organiser Stuart Fowkes, from Oxford, was just 21 when he and friend Simon Minter put on the first event, and has performed with one of his bands most years.
This year, he will play with his ‘nautical post-krautrock’ band Listing Ships, while other Oxford bands include Pet Moon and alt-folk act Salvation Bill.
Mr Fowkes said: “I’m excited about the fact we are still going after 13 years. This year we’ve got more bands than we’ve had before – we got a bit excited and carried away and lots of bands said yes so we had to find some extra space.”
There will be an Audioscope warm-up gig on Friday, November 9, at the Port Mahon in St Clement’s Street, and next weekend, there an Audioscope pub quiz at the White House, Abingdon Road.
Luminaries of the Oxford music scene, such as music magazine Nightshift and Cowley Road’s Truck Store, will set rounds and the £3 entry fee will go to Shelter. It starts at 8pm. Tickets for the festival cost £14 and from wegottickets.com/audioscope
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