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Last Updated: Friday, 29 September 2006, 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK
Scotland Oxjams for charity fund
Teenage Fanclub and Sanjeev Kohli launching Oxjam at the Glasgow Barrowlands
Teenage Fanclub and Sanjeev Kohli launching Oxjam
Pop band Teenage Fanclub have launched Oxjam - "the biggest music festival Scotland has ever seen" - at Glasgow's Barrowland venue.

Kicking-off across the UK this weekend, Oxjam will see more than 12,000 people arrange club nights, gigs and concerts to raise money for the charity Oxfam.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to show their support by attending Oxjam events in their area.

The charity has described it as "Live8 in your back garden".

Norman Blake, lead singer of Teenage Fanclub, said: "We originally got together in my granny's bedroom in Bellshill.

"You too could form a DIY band, play some gigs, make some noise and fight poverty at the same time. You never know what it might achieve."

Judith Robertson, director of Oxfam in Scotland, added: "Every single person who gets out there and gets involved is the real star of this festival.

"Together, we can all do our bit to fight poverty and enjoy some great new music at the same time."

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