Legendary German popster Michael Rother of Kraftwerk is to play at an all-day Oxford music festival in aid of Shelter.

Organisers are hoping the eclectic line-up at the seventh Audioscope Festival at the Oxford Carling Academy in Cowley Road on November 10 will raise thousands of pounds for the homelessness charity.

Among the acts lined up to take part are former Kraftwerk, Neu! and Harmonia rocker Michael Rother and Dieter Mobius, formerly of Cluster and Harmonia.

Organiser and performer Stuart Fowkes, of Sunnyvale Noise Sub-Element, said: "We set it up because we were looking around in Oxford and we wanted some kind of outlet for the kind of bands we were interested in to come to Oxford - slightly alternative, slightly avant garde.

"At the same time we were aware that in Oxford you are faced with the problem of homelessness everywhere you go all the time.

"It's a very visible problem - so we decided we would also do it as a fundraiser show."

Since the event's inception, £15,000 has been raised for Shelter.

Mr Fowkes, who plays keyboards and bass in Sunnyvale Noise Sub-Element and will be opening the event, said the line-up for this year's event would be the best yet.

He said: "It was probably the most exciting day of my year so far looking in my inbox and finding an email from Michael Rother.

"It's a real honour to have him along for the show and the fact he's flying in from Germany is fantastic."

The Oxford contingent is represented by Witches and the Winchell Riots, along with Sunnyvale Noise Sub-Element.

Also on the bill will be Rothko, The Sea and Cake, and Einstellung.

Mr Fowkes said: "The only guiding principle in terms of the line-up we have ever had is that both Simon Minter, my band-mate, and I have to like all the bands and there have been some arguments over the years.

Running up to the festival will be a number of other musical events raising money for Shelter - a concert at the Port Mahon in St Clement's on Sunday, featuring Andy Yorke - the brother of Radiohead's Thom - and a second concert at the Wheatsheaf next Tuesday.

Tickets for Audioscope cost £14 in advance from www.wegottickets.com or £15 on the door.