Last Chance Ragtime Band
Opening the exchange for us on Friday night will be the Last Chance Ragtime Band. The Band are great friends of Oxford Lindy Hoppers appearing regularly at Oxford Swing Festival and making their OLX debut in 2017.
The Last Chance Ragtime Band is a group dedicated to putting jazz on the dance floor. Their musical inspirations are the New Orleans Jazz Bands of Frenchman Street, and LCRB plays music especially crafted for swing dancers from greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael.
They are popular with dancers all over the UK and we are delighted to welcome them back to Oxford!
Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm
Our Saturday night swing ball takes place in our unique venue – the historic Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union. It is always a not-to-be-missed night of Lindy Hop. This year we are thrilled to welcome the red-hot energy of Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm. Highly regarded as one of the leading swing bands in Europe, The Flames of Rhythm feature the legendary and internationally renowned showman Natty Congeroo and combine hot swing, jazz and rhythm and blues for a pulsating show.
Heather Jayne and the Blue Shoes
Our late night blues hideaway will feature the enormously talented Heather Jayne and the Blue Shoes. After fantastic shows at Reading Swing Exchange in 2016 and 2017 we are thrilled to welcome them to Oxford.
Palace Avenue Swing
Closing the weekend, will be the brilliant Palace Avenue Swing.
Featuring star vocalist Cherise Adams-Burnett, the orchestra bring the sounds of the golden age of 1930s Swing to life, with exceptional authentic arrangements.
Palace Avenue have an exceptional reputation as one of the UK’s top Swing Orchestras, and are sure to bring OLX 2018 to an amazing conclusion.