AUDIOSCOPE showcases leftfield and alternative music to raise money for national housing and homelessness charity Shelter.
Since it started back in 2001, AUDIOSCOPE has raised £31,100 for Shelter and has become one of the highlights of Oxford’s live music calendar. The main Audioscope festival takes place every autumn and brings the best of local, national and international independent music to the city, raising money for a good cause at the same time.
In the past the Audioscope stage has seen the likes of Four Tet, Wire, Explosions in the Sky, Damo Suzuki (Can), Clinic, Michael Rother (Neu!), Deerhoof, Silver Apples, Public Service Broadcasting and a host of other bands from across the UK and beyond.
We’re proud to say that every single one of the musicians who has played live or donated a track, has done it without a fee, because they wanted to support both Audioscope and Shelter.
The main festival is supported by a range of special events throughout the year. Over the years we’ve presented acoustic performances, club nights, shows in an art gallery, football tournaments for Oxfordshire musicians and even the occasional music-themed pub quiz!
Besides live music and events, at Audioscope we have also created and released four albums featuring exclusive tracks donated by a wide range of artists. All the profits from sales of Audioscope releases go to Shelter. Find out more here.
Shelter is really supportive of Audioscope and we feel close to the cause. We’ve chosen this organization because they help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness. They also campaign to prevent homelessness in the first place. To find out more about Shelter, just visit their website.
“One of the highlights of Oxford’s musical year” – The 405
“Go there early, stay all day and discover something strange, terrifying and wonderful” – Nightshift, Oxford’s music magazine