A big charity festival is coming back to Huddersfield.

Oxjam will hit seven venues in the town this autumn, after a three year break.

And local, unsigned bands are wanted to make the October 15 event unforgettable and raise as much money to combat global poverty.

Lisa Naylor, an assistant management operator for Kirklees Active Leisure, volunteered to run the event with a team of five other people.

It was first held in 2007 and became an annual event until stopping after one in 2013.

“It’s the first time I’ve organised something like this,” said Lisa, 26.

“I’ve lived in Huddersfield for 12 years and am really into live music.

“But there don’t seem to be as many places to see it in Huddersfield as there used to, so I hope this event, along with raising money, will help put Huddersfield back on the map.”

The venues taking part have been confirmed as The Parish, Wood Street Bar, Herbert’s Bar, Rhubarb, Blue Rooms, Five Bar and Vinyl Tap.

“We have no budget for Oxjam, so are grateful to all the venues taking part,” said Lisa.

“We’re looking for local, un-signed bands so we can boost their profiles and showcase their talent.

Lisa Naylor, who is heading Oxjam Huddersfield 2016

“We’ve already got 15 acts on the bill but are looking for lots more.

“So far, they cover rock, indie and acoustic.”

Lisa is also looking for more venues to host fundraisers ahead of the event.

“Oxfam needs £1,000 from us by September and then whatever else we raise at the event and through ticket sales will be added to that total.

“So we have three fundraisers planned already and the first took place last week.

“Our next will be a supper and songs at Northern Taps on August 12 at 7.30pm.

“It’s a social record playing event, where people will be able to bring their own records and play them on a turntable for each other. A meal will also be included in the ticket price, which we’ve not yet set.

“We’re also planning an official launch party in September.”

Tickets for Oxjam, which will be swapped for a wristband on the festival day, will go on sale in August.

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The line up will be released at the same time.

Lisa said: “We hope that lots of music lovers come together to help us raise as much money as possible to combat poverty.”

To find out how to apply to take part, go to www.facebook.com/oxjamhudds