Event Calendar

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday 1st December 2017
10pm - 3am. Band on at 11pm / £7 adv (+ 70p booking fee) / £9 otd

Dancefloor Latin / Afrobeat / Global Grooves / Balkan Beats / Nu Jazz Bizniz

Contagious horn-driven ska and reggae from these young mischiefs from London. Their refreshing take on the vintage Jamaican sound has won them friends worldwide including a collaboration with reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and The Maytals on their most recent LP "Harry J Business."

www.bossaphonik.com  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/414726   http://www.chainskabrassika.com/#home-4-section

Saturday 2nd December 2017
7.30pm -10pm / £10 adv / 16+

Sweet Baboo will be making his debut at The Cellar following the release of his latest album, Wild Imagination. "Within the honesty [of Wild Imagination] there is no agenda other than the salvation of his sanity, a man coming to terms with his existence and role on planet earth and its' forever changing wallpaper." - Cate Le Bon Moshi Moshi are excited to announce the new album from Sweet Baboo, aka North Wales' musician, Stephen Black, on 2 June.  After the Harry Nilsson-esque love songs of 2015’s The Boombox Ballads, Black embarks on a new mission on Wild Imagination: to find the perfect pick-me-up antidote to the winter of our discontent.


Saturday 2nd December 2017
11pm - 3am / £5 all night

Oxford's original underground music event at Oxford's only true underground music venue. No VIP room, no dress code - just the finest UK Garage and Grime sounds brought to you by Freerange residents and special guests.


Thursday 7th December 2017
11pm-3am / Free Entry

Reggae / Disco / Party

Count Skylarkin cuts up the best classic reggae, ska, hip hop and soul platters and serves them on a bed of dancehall, dubstep, jungle, garage and house. Add rum and you may very well find yourself high on eggnog and singing The Fairytale Of New York by 3am.



Thursday 7th December 2017
7pm - 10pm / £TBC

J-rock / Hard / Rock / Pop-Rock

Touch My Secret began in Tokyo in 2015. The power-trio of Anne (guitar/vocals), Chloe (bass/vocals), and Louie (drums), has impressed audiences and critics with powerful guitar driven hard rock, infectious hooks, and sophisticated songwriting. Supporting their 2016 debut album "nil," the band toured Japan, China, and made their UK debut opening for J-punk band Mutant Monster. Touch My Secret is now touring in support of their new EP, "GET YOUR WORLD," featuring the theme to the mobile game "God Eater Online!"


Friday 8th December 2017
7pm-10pm / £5otd

The Shapes and Beware this Boy with special guest Celia Barrett. Live at the Cellar Bar
It has been a great year for Oxford's own The Shapes and Beware this Boy and now there is a chance
to see them both on the same bill with special guest Celia Barrett. To find out more visit:

www.theshapesoxford.co.uk / www.bewarethisboy.co.uk

Tickets on the night £5 per person. £2 per person in advance via Eventbrite


Doors open at 7pm and the music begins at 7.30 – sharp!

Friday 8th December 2017
11pm-3am / £6 all night

Join us as we celebrate The History Of Jungle Music, one of the original and most influential sounds in the UK. We’ve called on Oxford’s best known Junglist’s to draw the biggest anthems and rare classics from back in the day at the city’s best underground venue, The Cellar

Saturday 9th December 2017
7.30pm – 10.30pm / £6.50adv / 16+

"YVES are a high octane three piece formed in 2016, consisting of Harry Roke (guitar and vocals), Mitchell Dodson (bass / backing vocals) and Finn Wilkinson (drums / backing vocals). YVES produce arena-sized rock tunes, where soaring vocal melodies are met by a muscle of bass and drums, their songs are hand crafted singalongs, a result that has been described as a greazy-grunge sound that is gratifyingly familiar yet thrillingly fresh.”


Saturday 9th December 2017
11pm – 3am /£tbc
Sunday 10th December 2017
postponed due to the weather

Rock / Rhythm & Blues

Steamroller and their friends will be playing to raise funds for "Rosy" Respite for Oxfordshire`s Sick Youngsters , a great night of rock, rhythm &  blues


Tuesday 12th December 2017
8.30pm - 2am / £4 otd 
Goth/Cyber/Dark Alternative Dress Code

Goth / EBM / Industrial

Oxford's only Goth night returns to give you the latest and greatest in Goth(Trad, Deathrock, New Wave, EBM, Industrial, 80s) to keep you glued to the dancefloor.
Keeping it dark and spooky at The Cellar since 2001!


Wednesday 13th December 2017
11pm-3am / Free Entry


To celebrate the success of the #savethecellar campaign, the merry season and to our collective good health DEEP COVER returns for two FESTIVE FREE PARTIES! Expect bass heavy styles from Hip-Hop, to Garage, Grime & beyond across these sessions, with DC residents & special guests on deck all night.

£3 DOUBLE GIN & JUICE / 2 Bottle of Beer Or VS for £5 all night long

Thursday 14th December 2017
7.30 – 10.30 / £6adv / 16+

We're delighted to host Be Good for the launch of their new single 'Night Bus' set to be released on Communion Records in December. The single will be available for pre order soon, we'll keep you updated on that.....Support comes from Leicester based, Magique who is steadily building a following in Oxford after a support with Stevie Parker at Modern Art earlier this year and a ram packed set at Ritual Union in October.


Thursday 14th December 2017
11.00 pm – 3.00 am / Ticket price: £4 adv / £6 otd

Rn'B / Indie / Girl Party Pop

Since their event back in Easter the girls have been super busy, spreading the glitter love and party tunes at festivals including; Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival, Glastonbury, Bristol and Brighton Pride and Bestival. Now they're coming back to Oxford as part of their Christmas tour, playing their own brand of 'intellectual cheese' plus FREE GLITTER!

Sequins and sparkly dress encouraged!

https://www.facebook.com/events/810908719087386 / http://www.wegottickets.com/event/420784 / https://www.facebook.com/FRAUDJS/

Friday 15th December 2017
11pm - 3am / £5

Disco / Funk / Soul

Focusing on the sounds from way back when, and how the golden era continues to influence music today. We're excited to hone in on the passion music lovers have of all things classic, with a slice of modern enthusiasm for good measure.


Friday 15th December 2017
7.30pm-10pm / £6Adv / 16+

Easter Island Statues celebrate the release of their debut EP with us at The Cellar on Friday 15th December. Stay tuned for more info...


Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/easter-island-statues/the-cellar/1168864



Saturday 16th December 2017
7pm / Tickets from the bands direct or online or on the door £7

Indie / Heavy Rock/ Americana

some of our favorite coming together for our annual cellar christmas knees up

Saturday 16th December 2017
11pm - 3am / £6 online / £8 otd


Fluid's Christmas Party returns for the 6th year running! This time they've invited the queen of UKG and Grime, DJ Barely Legal. Expect plenty of Christmas jumpers as well as the best in UK bass, garage, dnb & grime. Online tickets will sell out so grab em quick. Lets celebrate Christmas the Fluid way!

https://ukfluid.com / https://www.facebook.com/ukfluid / https://www.facebook.com/events/906840889463849/

Monday 18th December 2017
7.30pm for 8:30pm start / £4

Oxford's / Underground / Cinema

Strange things are afoot at the Nakotomi tower. Some appallingly stereotypical Euro-terrorists led by über-suave and sophisticated Hans (seriously) are cooking up more than sprouts for a festive turkey shoot! But, they didn't count on a certain Mr. J. MCLEAN (no relation to the fluoride giant) getting out his turkey baster and unleashing the stuffing of a lifetime.  Throw on the wife beater and say preposterous things like, "yipee kyae mothercare pushchair".

Look ma, no shoes... AIEEEEEEEE! Cinema Under The Stairs is an underground cinema in the heart of Oxford. Monthly get-togethers with cool flicks, flowing alcohol, fun folk, fanzines and the world famous 'EL GORDO' raffle! And all within an amazing atmosphere.

Tuesday 19th December 2017
8pm - 3am / £8adv / £10 otd

Foals & T.E.E.D cut their teeth at The Cellar & are returning for a one-off event this Christmas on the 19th December to support the venue, and raise money for local charities. The night will begin with a live set from exciting new Oxford talent, Low Island, followed by Foals & T.E.E.D. DJ sets. An unmissable line up and the chance to celebrate the Cellar's triumph against the threat of closure.  All profits will go to The Highfield Adolescent Mental Health Unit and Crisis Skylight Homeless charity. 


Wednesday 20th December 2017
11pm - 3am / Starting at £3.00 online

Bassline / Grime / DnB

After the huge success of Rascals launch and with Oxford university students out of town, Rascal are bringing Sheffield producer DEADBEAT UK to the city's favourite venue, the Cellar, for a night of bass and bars to be enjoyed by Oxford's OGs. Featuring the Rascal residents: Burt Cope, Hamdi and Archetype all who are making massive moves in the scene come down to the Cellar on the 20th to see it redecorated as per and to enjoy a night of skull crushing bass that will tingle the spines of many. See you there.


Thursday 21st December 2017
7.30pm - 10pm / £12.00 (Adv tickets from www.jameskirbymusic.com)

Acoustic Singer / Songwriter

Back by popular demand. James performs a second Oxford date  as part of his UK and Ireland tour to celebrate the release of his new album - Foreign Land.

James has been performing his music around the world over the last 10 years, captivating audiences of all ages and sizes with his beautiful and melodic songs and his unique style of guitar playing. Recently A Listed by BBC Radio James is one to watch. James will be joined by Shanti Gordi, Shanti was a previous contestant on the Spanish Version of the TV series - The Voice.

Thursday 21st December 2017
11pm – 3am / Free B4 12 / £3 after

Rock / Disco / 80s

DJs “Sir Geezer of Disco” and the Cellars own “Lord Fader” return for a Thursday night residency. Playing a fine selection of fine Disco, Rock, 80s and all time classics. 

Friday 22nd December 2017
7.30pm - 3am / £7adv /£5otd after 11pm

Electronic / Indie / Motown

MAIIANS are back. After a year and a half exploring Japan and Washington we're bringing them back to their spiritual home, the Cellar, to delight your ears once more. A cracking support bill and Indiepop DJs through til 3AM  too - what more could you want?

www.maiians.com www.facebook.com/divineschismpresents http://www.wegottickets.com/event/418697

Saturday 23rd December 2017
10pm-3am / £tbc
Saturday 23rd December 2017
12midday - 6 / free entry / £10 per table for vendors, please email samantha.tomlin@oxrox.co.uk

Christmas goodies and general items for sale

Gift Ideas / Mulled Wine / Music 

Wednesday 27th December 2017
10.30pm – 3am / £4

Dub / Jungle / Drum and Bass

(Slightly) late to the Christmas party season, Switchblade Promotions aim to ensure you end your festivities with a bang!

Playing a powerful mixture of modern hits and old school classics with talent coming from DJ Duo Shaky and Steve and special guests VLVT, MC Bigga and many more! 

Thursday 28th December 2017
10pm - 3am / £5

Nang Tunes returns to the hallowed depths of The Cellar for their annual Xmas rinse out. Expect bountiful vibez extolling good will to all men and women. An all - star line up of selectors drawn from the Nang Tunes family will play all night. The music policy will be loose and languid intended to keep smiles firmly plastered on everyones. Let's not take ourselves to seriously folks! MERRY NANGMAS!

www.facebook.com/tunesnang  / www.instagram.com/nangtunes www.soundcloud.com/nangtunes

Friday 29th December 2017
10pm - 3am / £7 earlybird, £8 adv, £10 otd

Drum & Bass

This will be one to remember, bringing the vibes to your Christmas Holiday with a Dnb lineup to create a festive storm!... Terraforms as usual providing the best in Upfront Premier Drum & Bass as they approach their 10th year running....This Christmas Terraforms very proudly welcome undoubtedly one of the most exciting acts to have emerged in Drum & Bass in recent years, VOLTAGE is a man in demand as a DJ, producer and label owner. Voted Drum & Bass Arena Best Breakthrough DJ and Best Breakthrough Producer, renowned for his ability to select for any crowd in front of him, make no mistakes: this exciting new producer is killing it in every single angle.

Saturday 30th December 2017
11pm - 3am / £6

Bassline / Grime / DnB / Garage / Trap

Off Key is back to celebrate the end of 2017 and going into 2018 and it keeps getting better and better. This time Off Key will be presenting Lukewarm, Hamdi, Xodus and Gilly Gill. This will be a shutdown for sure! You'll hear some of the maddest mixes, tunes, and bars from across the country.  Get ready for some Trap, Grime, Bassline and DnB. Don't be fooled though, we're bringing you a variety of flavours. You can't miss this one!

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Off-Key-1325614234194180/  / Instagram https://www.instagram.com/offkey.oxford/

Sunday 31st December 2017
11pm - 4am / £5 / £8adv / £10 otd

This New Year’s Eve we represent our 5 all time favourite underground genres at The Cellar.  With sets from some of Oxfords finest talent, we go on a journey through UK music and bring in 2018 in true Freerange style!!