Flashmob On Chiswick High Road
To highlight Oxjam charity festival
Saturday afternoon ( Sept 20) saw traffic on the High Road brought to a halt as Oxjam Chiswick staged a publicity stunt in front of onlookers and motorists to bring attention to the forthcoming music festival, set to run from midday to 2am on 19 th October.
The flashmob, organised with the help of Project F, saw a staged commotion on the pedestrian crossing outside George IV pub, which escalated into a salsa-fest with dozens of couples dancing in the street, to the delight of local shoppers and motorists.
This original and unique event was organised to raise awareness of Chiswick’s third Oxjam music festival, where 120 bands will be playing at 10 different venues up and down Chiswick High Road. Music will span across disco, indie, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Nu folk, Irish, acoustic, Jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, RnB, Roots, Reggae and Rock.
Julian Chattin, spokesman, said: “We wanted to do something different this year to really bring attention to what we’re doing as it’s important that we get local support to help make this year’s Oxjam the most successful yet. The flashmob was a great way to raise awareness for the music festival, which is local artists playing for local people. More importantly, Oxjam Chiswick's aim is to raise £20,000 to support Oxfam’s vital work with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Tickets are now on sale at wegottickets.com/oxjamchiswick at a special advance adult price of £13.
For more information visit www.oxjamchiswick.co.uk, find them on Facebook under Oxjam Chiswick or follow Oxjam Chiswick on Twitter.
September 28, 20133