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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! / /

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

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?

Saturday 23rd December 2017
12midday - 6 / free entry / £10 per table for vendors, please email

Christmas goodies and general items for sale

Gift Ideas / Mulled Wine / Music 

Saturday 23rd December 2017
10pm-3am / £tbc
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!  /

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!

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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!!