Live Music

At the Library we’re all about supporting local musicians and our lower floor is ideal for sweaty rock shows, intimate acoustic performers, and stand-up comedy alike. In the past we’ve had the likes of Cameron AG, Esther Joy Lane, Girl Power, Julia Meijer, Beta Blocker and the Body Clock, and Rainbow Reservoir perform.

If you want to put on a show just drop us an email (, or get in touch with some of the promoters we’ve worked with like Smash Disco, Pin Drop Promotions, Idiot King, and Divine Schism.

Upcoming Live Music


Sat 21st Oct, Ritual Union Festival

The inaugural Ritual Union Festival will be taking over Cowley Rd with multiple local and touring acts performing in The O2 Academy, The Bullingdon, and Truck Store. Acts include Black Honey, Willie J Healy, The August List, Candy Says, and Peace. More info and tickets available here  . Doors 11am £33 (full day ticket – all venues)


Tue 31st Oct Halloween Special!: Peerless Pirates / The Deadbeat Apostles 

Exclusive Oxford Halloween Special featuring two top local acts – those rogues of the high seas PEERLESS PIRATES and those rascals of the swamplands THE DEADBEAT APOSTLES join forces to cause musical mayhem for you on All Hallows’ Eve. Tickets available hereDoors 7:30pm £5 (+ .50p booking fee)


Fri 3rd Nov, Future Perfect & The Library Presents: Bloody Knees

Described by Noisey as “one of the gnarliest, most hard-working and reckless crews in British music”, Bloody Knees have quite the reputation. Raise your devil horns up in the air and witness greatness. Doors 7:30pm SOLD OUT


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