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Audioscope Festival 15 year anniversary

Audioscope Festival in Oxford celebrate 15 years of raising money for Shelter

Next month will mark the 15th anniversary of Oxford’s Audioscope festival. Founded in 2001, the festival was set up to raise money for the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. So far it has donated £29,000, with this year’s event aiming to round that total up to £30,000.

Plaid, Gazelle Twin and Part Chimp are among those playing at the one day event this November. Talking about Audioscope, Gazelle Twin says, “Shelter's work is especially vital today – with the cut throat economics of the current government and with homelessness on the rise in every corner of the UK. No one should have to face sleeping rough in this country [...] I genuinely hope this gig raises awareness further and a lot of cash for this amazing charity as we approach winter.”

Other artists in the line-up include Arbouretum, Guapo, Marconi Union, Kogumaza, Taman Shud, Demian Castellanos (The Oscillation) and Kone. The festival will take place on 21 November at The Bullingdon in Oxford.