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Monday 23rd April 2018
7.30 - 10.30pm / £6 adv / 16+

Drawing heavily on a variety of musical influences from the 70's garage rock explosion to the world of 80's pop, for Queen Zee, blurring the lines between the establishment and the DIY scene is something the band are clearly already au fait with. Often caught between the cracks and out on a limb, they’re too much of a pop band for the hardcore scene and too punk for the pop scene. Ultimately, they say, they’re more influenced by the city’s working class politics, LGBT+ community and ethnic diversity than by its music scene.“Total chaos is the end goal with this project” says Zee “moshing, crowd surfing, Morris dancing - whatever people want to get into.

Monday 23rd April 2018
11pm - 3am / £4 adv // £5 otd

Oxford ACS Presents: Cliqué. In Squad We Trust.

Hip Hop / Grime / Afrobeats


From the team that brought you 'Funk Tha Police', 'Gyaldem Sugar' and 'House Party',  make way for


Expect to hear DJ Alex Mac spin tracks by some of the baddest groups and most legendary collaborations to hit the world of music.

 No matter the size of your SQUAD, make sure you SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!! 

Tuesday 24th April 2018
11pm – 3am / £6

JohnJones + Femi Williams + Spin Orbitals + Heywood Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes!? That’s right. It’s week one again. And the temperature’s rising. Better clean up those collections and get a ticket for Cellar because we’ve got something special lined up. On the 24th of April we’re transforming Cellar into a rainforest and taking you deeper into the jungle than you’ve ever been before. Bring your hat and your whip and prepare for adventure as we spin tribal tracks and Mayan melodies, building the night into an unmissable techno trance.

Wednesday 25th April 2018
11pm - 3am / £6 otd

Hip Hop was developed in the early 1970s in South Bronx, and now, some 40 years later, it can be found at The Cellar.  New Waves is a night prescribed with bringing Oxford the latest tunes from the US to UK for you to get down to.

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.