MUSIC THE second Oxjam Music Festival — expanded this year to four nights — starts in Ryde this evening (Friday).
A host of Island bands play for free to support Oxfam at The Black Sheep bar.
In the upstairs bar, Blackhouse Crow, Slombers Woke, Stu Collins and duo, Marc Dyer and Mike Le-Ray, will perform from 7.30pm.
Plastic Mermaid headline a bill including Duvex, Dead Perrys and Golden Strands, in the lounge bar area, from 9pm.
The festival will continue at Coburgs, Ryde, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 18, 19, and 20. The acts for these dates will be announced later.
Festival organiser Steph Norris, 21, said: "I’m really excited about this year’s Oxjam. Last year it raised £645 and I’m hoping to hit at least £1,500 this year.
"It will be a lot of fun, so I hope Islanders come along to support it."