Musicians to raise the roof for Oxfam

One Foot in't Groove to play at Calderdale's first Oxjam music festival to be held inside at The Moorings, Sowerby Bridge.The festival has been organised  by lead singer Emma Noble - pictured front centre

One Foot in't Groove to play at Calderdale's first Oxjam music festival to be held inside at The Moorings, Sowerby Bridge.The festival has been organised by lead singer Emma Noble - pictured front centre

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MUSICIANS will raise cash for charity as they raise the roof at Calderdale’s first-ever Oxjam festival tomorrow.

The all-day event at The Moorings, Sowerby Bridge, is one of hundreds of gigs taking place all over the country this month in aid of Oxfam.

Organiser Emma Noble, singer in local band One Foot In’t Groove, said: “It’s a great way to see new bands, see new music and new local talent and it supports an absolutely fantastic cause.”

Her band will play alongside acoustic acts 2 boys 1 Box, Fever Trio and 2 Feet out of the Groove, and bands Dirty Fakirs, The Radicles, Tripswitch and Elmo’s Fire.

The music starts at 3pm and runs until 12.30am. Entry is free before 8pm, with a £2 suggested donation on the door afterwards.

“We are not asking for thousands and thousands, just whatever people want to give,” said Emma, 32, of Norton Tower, Halifax.

Oxjam has raised more than £1.5 million in total since the first festival in 2006 and Emma hopes to keep adding to that total by making it an annual event in Calderdale.

“We have had a lot of interest already and as far as I’m concerned I can’t wait to do another next year,” said Emma.