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Kindred spirits raise funds for Oxfam

Victoria University’s music students are hosting Jammin at Kindred − a night of bands and fun as part of the international fundraising event, Oxjam.

Stefan Linares, a second-year VU music student who is on the organisation team and playing on the night, says that Jammin at Kindred will be a mix of punk rock, hip-hop, jazz, blues, psychedelic funk rock and a solo singer/guitarist. 

Bands include the up-and-coming Dead End Planet and Farewell Youth.

"There are so many bands playing on the night that we’re starting early – at 6.30pm. When they finish, a DJ will take over for those who want to stay on," Stefan says.

The students aim to raise $3000 through admissions and donations on the night. Donations can also be made through the Oxjam website.

The huge English-based charity, Oxfam, started the music fundraisers 10 years ago.

Each participating country is given a month and Oxfam helps anyone to host a fundraiser during that time.

This is Australia’s second year. Scores of Oxjam fundraisers are planned for August -- bonfire nights, family friendly gigs, jazz in Hobart, a choir in Fremantle, a secret garden party and many more.

Kindred Studio is home to Victoria University’s music courses. It’s a vibrant, multi-purpose, warehouse-style building where students learn using specialist facilities in an industry-based setting.

The building is open to the public through hot-desking and private office hire. Yoga and dance studios, rehearsal rooms and the Kindred TV studio can also be hired.

Event details

Jammin at Kindred
18 August, 6.30pm-late.
Kindred Bar, 212A Whitehall Street, Yarraville.
Cost: $10 pre-sale through Eventbrite, $12 at the door.
More information on the Kindred Studios website and the Oxjam website.
Phone: +61 3 9689 9859.

Media contact

Beverley Johanson
Phone: +61 3 9919 5561
Mobile: +61 407 311 272
Email: beverley.johanson@vu.edu.au

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