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Thursday 26th April 2018
11am - 3pm / £3 / £5 / £7

We return after a short break to host one of the UK’s most in-form DJs at the moment, the wonderfully versatile Bristolian Shanti Celeste. Shanti's tastes are various, and wide-ranging, energy-packed performances have made her a favourite amongst global dancers. Spanning all areas of house, techno, disco, electro, breaks and more, she combines little-known tracks from through the ages with golden new music that only record store staff seem to know about. Well-versed in the art of the b2b, she has played alongside the likes of Call Super, Pearson Sound, Leon Vynehall and Joy Orbison, matching and developing each of their respective styles with ease. Having her down at Cellar is a huge deal, we cannot wait!

Friday 27th April 2018
11pm - 4am / £6.50 early bird, £8 adv, £10 otd

Drum & Bass

Established in 2008 - Oxfords now longest running Drum & Bass night, Terraforms celebrates 10 years in the game! Looking back on their first event in 2008 with BREAK & LOMAX, Terraforms after all these years are very proud to continue to think out of the box and to bring to Oxford another artist who has not performed a solo set at the awesome Cellar venue and a DJ who goes without question - as being one of the Godfathers of drum & bass - the Mighty GROOVERIDER......

Saturday 28th April 2018
7.30 - 10.30pm / £16 adv / 16+

For his third solo album, Kele has stripped away the adrenalised electronics of his two previous records to produce his most open and honest body of work to date. From intimate folk to rousing soul, Fatherland’s organic palette and more classic instrumentation helps the depth of his lyrics to truly come to life. Typically pointed and personal, the album was written as Kele squared up the prospect of fatherhood. The album was produced by Bloc Party bassist Justin Harris in Portland, Oregon with expert musicians largely drawn from Portland’s underground music scene.

Saturday 28th April 2018
11pm - 3am / £5 early bird / motd


Ireland's preeminent techno don, Sunil Sharpe joins us for our first vinyl-only special. Joining him is Oxford favourite and all round master selector, Chris Barrance. Sunil Sharpe is one of Europe's most renowned and well-loved techno DJs. Gaining an enviable reputation for his DJing in the early '00s, he was soon invited to play at Berlin's Tresor Club, marking the start of an intensive involvement in the techno scene. Sunil has played extensively around Europe at the likes of Berghain, Fabric, Concrete, Sub Club, Glastonbury Festival and much more.

Monday 30th April 2018
11pm-5am / £6Adv / £8

May Morning is one of Oxford's maddest, wildest, time-honoured traditions. Getting there is at least half the fun. This year The Cellar is going in big, bad and heavy with some seriously party-hardened selectors at the ready for an all-night festival-strength bass bonanza to ring in the summer season in style.



Thursday 3rd May 2018
11pm-3am / £3 advance / £4 OTD

art pop / industrial funk / electronic

Vaunce [live act] + Neil + Rancid Jazz + johnjones

To promote their upcoming production of Huxley’s Brave New World (3rd week O'Reilly), allow 472 Productions to lead you by the hand from uninhibited humanity to the artificiality and psychological manipulation of AF 632. Platforming the contrast between the savagery of nature and the rigorous, systematic control of the World State, this evening showcases the theatrical, heavy art pop of Vaunce alongside a line-up of three renowned DJs, whose sets progressively ascend into intricate, pounding techno. Sample our reimagining of the drink SOMA™, the drink that keeps our citizens content and maintains state control.

Is it better to be happy or free?

Thursday 17th May 2018
7:30pm-10pm / £10Adv / 16+

The Underground Youth

Started in 2008 as the creative project of Craig Dyer, The Underground
Youths blend of darkly cinematic psychedelia and raw post-punk music has developed a worldwide loyal fan base that continues to grow.


Friday 18th May 2018
7:30pm-10pm / £7Adv / 16+

There aren't many bands out that work harder than Eyre Llew. Having recently released latest LP 'Atelo' and touring extensively around the UK, Europe and Asia, the bands stock is really on the rise. They totally blew us away with a blistering performance at last years Ritual Union Festival so we just had to get them back!
Support comes from Oxfords very own Kid Kin and Ghosts In The Photographs who should need no introduction to regular gig goers on the Oxford scene. All in all, this is shaping up to be one hell of a night of fantastic music!

Sunday 20th May 2018
7.30pm -10.30pm / £8adv / £10

reggae / hip hop / festival

Renown festival favourites The Undercover Hippy are back with their anthemic reggae vibes. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe. 


Wednesday 23rd May 2018
11pm-3am / £3 / £5 / £7

House / Electro
Currently studying Jazz double-bass at Trinity School of Music, Mallard shows a keen ear for groove. The young South London based producer and multi-instrumentalist made a serious first impression with his debut EP ‘ VERTE’, displaying a unique sound palette and daring polyrhythms. We can’t wait to hear them in Oxford. This is a non-profit night fundraising for RISE (a new zine based around climate change) and Cuntry Living (Oxford-based feminist zine).

Saturday 26th May 2018
10pm - 3am / £5 adv / £6otd

Deep / Underground / House Music
After the great success of the launch party on Saturday the 10th of march SONDER returns once again to the Cellar Oxford for their second instalment of a night of Deep n Bumpy Underground House Music, Headliner and Resident DJ on the night will be Finest Wear (Nordic Trax, Large Music) And he will be supported by Damian Charles and The Lone Soldier, If you like Deep N Bumpy vibes your going to love this new night so come and shake ya toosh and let ya self go… :-)