Event Calendar

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
11pm - 3am / £5

Boogie on down to the gnarliest club night in town. Put on your best platforms, lycra and leg warmers and xpect to hear everything from Kate Bush to The Smiths and from Madonna to Talking Heads.

Thursday 3rd May 2018
7.30 - 10pm / £10 adv / 16+

Following the release of his debut album last year via City Slang, Gothenburg artist sir Was, aka Joel Wästberg, is set to continue touring the UK this May. sir Was' debut ‘Digging A Tunnel’ is an album that combines his unorthodox take on hip-hop, soul and electronica to buck trends and confound expectations. The record received various praise at the end of last year, including taking the top spot for Lauren Laverne's AOTY for BBC 6 Music.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2021582911452923/ / https://www.seetickets.com/event/sir-was/the-cellar/1200684

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?

Friday 4th May 2018
10pm - 3am / Band on at 11pm / £7 adv / £8 B4 11pm / £9 otd

Afrobeat / Dancefloor Latin / Global  Grooves / Balkan Beats / Nu Jazz Bizniz
Free spirited collective who have focused on honing a sound that can only be their own combining East European traditions with Middle Eastern grooves. A virtuoso charismatic bunch of individuals hailing from Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, Spain, Iran and the UK currently on a 3 month long-awaited debut album release tour. Through guitars, violin, oud, clarinet, bass and an assortment of Middle Eastern percussion they create a colourful dancefloor oriented fusion of a vibrant world. 

Saturday 5th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £5 all night

UKG / Grime / Bassline
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.
facebook.com/freerangesounds / https://www.facebook.com/events/944279882357800/

Saturday 5th May 2018
7 - 10.30pm / £8 adv/ £10 otd

Southern Rock / Punk-Sleaze Rock
Since 2012, Western Sand has been rapidly building a reputation as one of the best and brightest young Hard Rock bands in the UK. Through persistent touring; the band have played over 400 shows during this time, and started to build up a loyal nationwide following. This relentless attitude, commitment and work ethic has led them to support high profile acts such as: Black Star Riders, Michael Schenker, Nazareth, GUN and Inglorious to name but a few.
http://westernsand.co.uk / https://www.facebook.com/theoutlaworchestra/ / https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackBulletsUK/

Monday 7th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £3

Indie/ Alternative/ Post-Punk
Well thank Christ for that - another indie night. On Monday of third week, we forget Despacito and leave Justin Bieber far behind. Instead, Cellar comes alive with everybody's favourite indie bangers from all your favourite bands. 

Tuesday 8th May 2018
8.30pm - 2am / £4 otd / Goth / Cyber / Dark Alternative Dress Code

Goth / EBM / Industrial
Resident DJs DOKTOR JOY + BOOKHOUSE + Guests
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 9th May 2018
7.30pm -10pm / £5 adv / 16+

"Over the past year, whispers of Sports Team's performances and the absolute imperative of needing to see Rice and his fellow mischief makers in the flesh have spread like a wildfire." - Noisey
“An intoxicating live prospect” – DIY






Wednesday 9th May 2018
11pm-3am / Adv tickets £4, OTD £6

Cuntry Living Zine is a feminist collective who host events and publish a termly, independently funded zine. Sisterhood Oxford is a student committee organising The Sisterhood Festival, a music festival organised by women, which supports 3 local charities and aims to showcase female musicians and performers. This funk-filled feminist collaboration is bringing you bangers from new CL recruit, Lilya Tata, Manchester-based Sofie K (who runs the BLOOM collective for women and nb DJs), as well as the CL residents. 

Tickets through the FIXR app / https://www.facebook.com/sisterhoodoxford/ https://www.gofundme.com/cun4rylivingzine


Thursday 10th May 2018
7.30pm-10pm / £6 adv / 16+

Despite being two years young, they have already accomplished some very significant milestones. After releasing their self-titled EP, they set their sights on becoming one of the most exciting live bands of the moment, and they did it. Blazing through a string of major festivals (including Isle of Wight, Kendal Calling, Sound City, Y Not, Truck Festival, Tramlines, and a coveted slot on the Main Stage at Leeds festival 2016) and critically acclaimed gigs at renowned venues such as KOKO, Indigo at the O2, Islington Assembly Hall and Concorde 2, their show is famously fused.

Thursday 10th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £4 adv / £4 names on the wall / £5 otd

Disco / Funk / House
Just as Earth and Fire are essential elements of our natural world, our Mind is an essential element of our personal world. So why don’t we talk enough about our mental health?
Just as Earth, Wind & Fire loves disco, so does BAD RAP.
Our 3rd week ♫ DISCO SPECIAL ♫ gives you the chance to contribute to SANE’s efforts to destigmatise mental illness whilst bopping to a night of disco choones from some of Oxford’s finest DJs. We’ll be taking you on a classic Cornmarket musical journey, starting with some old favourites before moving onto some of this decade’s finest disco and house-infused tracks.
100% of our profits go to SANE Mental Health Charity.

Friday 11th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £3 / £5

Expect to mark the end of those grey dreary months, shake off the frost and cold morning dew. We'll be reaching for our glad rags and dusting off our shoes made for steppin'. As vibe co-ordinator, every guest will need to adhere to our dancefloor ethos 'everyone must move'. Soak up pure elation sprinkled with nice vibes at our 2nd hearty party all in the name of Love Support Unite. Love Specs will be available to purchase on the night, transforming your glittery faces to floating hearts of love.

Friday 11th May 2018
7:30pm-10pm / £7Adv / 16+
Saturday 12th May 2018
7.30pm-10pm / £8 adv / 16+

We're over the moon to host the return of Her's to Oxford. After supporting Happyness last year and headlining The Library stage at Ritual Union Festival in October, Her's are really starting to gather some momentum in Oxford. Their debut album, 'Songs Of Her's', was one of our favourite debuts of last year.
https://www.facebook.com/events/599720363692518/ / https://www.seetickets.com/event/her-s/the-cellar/1192254

Saturday 12th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £4adv / £5
Monday 14th May 2018
11pm-3am / £5

Indie / Alternative / New Rave

A new Arctic Monkeys record this week? It'd be rude for us not to host a special. Grab your mates and sing along to loads of Arctic Monkeys songs, as well as our usual mix of indie anthems. So fetch your denim jacket, stuff some daffodils in your back pocket, and grab a Red Stripe. Let’s get on our Dancing Shoes and Have a Dance to Joy Division.


Monday 14th May 2018
7.30pm-10pm / £8 adv / 16+

Sam Fender burst on to the scene with debut single ‘Play God’ in March 2017 and was hailed as one of Annie Mac’s New Names on Radio 1. With cutting and insightful social commentary Sam is uniquely bringing the venom back into indie hook laden songwriting. It's not only his lyrics that have grabbed the headlines but his beyond powerful vocal that's drawn comparisons with Springsteen and Buckley. He's said to carry the indie spirit of The Maccabees, the live energy of Foals and the lyrical prowess of Arctic Monkeys, 2018 looks to be the year of Sam Fender.

Tuesday 15th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £5 otd/ £4 names on the wall

Boogie / Leftfield Disco/ Funk
The CD, record, CD Rom, second hand DVD, floppy disk, are all, in their way, the divine creation. We are testament to the flatness of the earth, and if, in any event, it is proved to be otherwise, we resolve to pummel it to a pancake with all the power of our
 funky feet. With Special headliner from balamii and ReviveHer crew hailing from London town bringing the groove. We are here to boogie.

Tuesday 15th May 2018
7.30pm - 10pm / £6 adv / 16+

For fans of: Milk Teeth, Demob Happy, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Black Foxxes 
"There is little doubt that, if considering brute force and infectious tunes, Fangclub have what it takes to make an impact" Upset Magazine


Wednesday 16th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £5

Boogie on down to the gnarliest club night in town. Put on your best platforms, lycra and leg warmers and xpect to hear everything from Kate Bush to The Smiths and from Madonna to Talking Heads.

Thursday 17th May 2018
7.30pm - 10pm / £10 adv / 16+

Started in 2008 as the creative project of Craig Dyer, The Underground Youth's blend of darkly cinematic psychedelia and raw post-punk music has developed a worldwide loyal fan base that continues to grow. Through independent record label Fuzz Club Records TUY have released 8 LP's and 3 EP’s, receiving both a cult following and critical acclaim all of their original releases have since sold out and been re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released on different formats.
https://www.facebook.com/events/172109913494845/ / https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-underground-youth/the-cellar/1203408

Friday 18th May 2018
11pm – 3am / £5 all night

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 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!

Saturday 19th May 2018
11-3am / £6

Bassline / Jump Up / Drum & Bass

Fluid team up with Rawdio for a first time collab in The Cellar! Expect everything ranging from Bassline to DNB with a 6x DJ takeover from the two brands. More info on Instagram @ukfluid \\\ @rawdio_ritsagram

facebook.com/ukfluid / instagram.com/ukfluid / twitter.com/ukfluid


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. 

Tickets:  skiddle.com/e/13139867

Monday 21st May 2018
7.30pm / Film start 8:30pm / £4adv

Cuts and the Cutters are proud to present Peter Yates' seminal coming of age comedy-drama. Jump-starting the careers of Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern, Breaking Away brought home the gold at the Osars for best screenplay in 1980. Resonating now more than ever, the story of a group of working-class native kids surrounded by and looked down upon from a great height by blue-chip students in a university town. 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. 
Make sure you arrive early!

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
11pm / £4 adv/ £5 otd

Let’s talk about sex, baby…

Sex positive disco night, brought to you by THE C-BOMB, the chlamydia comedy that won the OUDS New Writing Festival. Expect feminist bangers, sex-centric chart hits, female artists, and a tiny drop of Tom Jones. Get hyped, get tickets, and get tested… All proceeds go to THE C-BOMB Edinburgh Fringe fund. Music provided by DJ Daf X Wijescratcher.


Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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).


Thursday 24th May 2018
11pm-3am / £5

It is a cold night, perhaps it is raining. You have been waiting for this moment for all of your meaningless adolescent life. It has all come down to this. Do you have what it takes? What is ‘it’, is it just a random selection process. Surely the exclusivity is a gimmick. So…. Berghain contacted The Cellar Oxford and were all like hi guys, do you want to team up? And Cellar were like hell yeah, so now the 4 best DJs in the techno universe are coming to play. Sweet!



Friday 25th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £5 or £6 otd

Reggae / Jungle / DnB
Introducing Oxford’s Newest events company, Rubix. Headlining will be one of Bristol’s biggest, baddest lyricists in the Reggae & Jungle Scene, Gardna (Boomsound). Rolling through with him will be the Fat Stash Crew providing with their catalogue of Reggae, Dancehall and Dubplates. They will be joined by Traction (Oxford) and The Deeper Way (Belgium) for some deep and dirty DnB. Come down and party with the Rubix crew for what should be one hell of a night!

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… :-)

Tuesday 29th May 2018
11-3am / £4Adv / £5 B4 12 / £6

But for one night only, inside the walls of our beloved Cellar, INDUSTRY are transporting you back in time, to a motel poolside in downtown L.A.
The year is August 1979, and the summer is hot, but you're hotter. The golden age of disco has descended into excess......
Tension! Tequila! Palm Trees! Bell Bottoms! 

expect to hear 
DISCO/ FUNK/ maybe a cheeky lil Sophie Ellis Bexter number if ur lucky
* Worried we might forget one of the classics? Post your disco anthem on the wall to hear it on the night. As usual, best track gets sweet sweet free entry ♥

Tuesday 29th May 2018
7:30pm-10pm / £6Adv / 16+

After supporting the likes of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Cabbage, the group have amassed a loyal following due to their punk tinged approach to modern rock and explosive live shows. Calva Louise were last seen in Oxford tearing up The Library stage at last years Ritual Union Festival, we can't wait to have them back!
https://www.facebook.com/events/610035919337455/ / https://www.seetickets.com/event/strange-bones-calva-louise/the-cellar/1...

Wednesday 30th May 2018
11pm - 3am / £5

Boogie on down to the gnarliest club night in town. Put on your best platforms, lycra and leg warmers and xpect to hear everything from Kate Bush to The Smiths and from Madonna to Talking Heads.