Broad Street Stage

17th November 2018, Broad Street

Broad Street Stage

When: Saturday 17 November 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Where: Broad Street, OX1 3AS


This is a FREE event.


Everyone welcome.

Enjoy an eclectic mix of musical entertainment on our acoustic stage. Great local bands and singers performing, so relax with a warming mulled drink and hot snack for the perfect accompaniment to the festive market. 

10am Count Skylarkin DJ

11:15am University Brass Band

12:00pm Sea Cadets Band

12:45pm Alice & Bob's Christmas Cracker Show/Party

1:15pm Handy Voices choir

2:00pm Horns of Plenty

2:45pm Cotswold Voices choir

3:15pm Count Skylarkin DJ

4:15-5:00pm Les Clochards (vocals, accordion, guitar)

Les Clochards are Oxford’s musical secret weapon. They sharpened their teeth on a diet of French chansons and Roy Orbison, on which basis they have developed their own repertoire. Their distinctive sound is fronted by male and female vocals, accordion and guitar. Autumn 2013 saw them launch their second album, Any Fool Can Wear their Heart on their Sleeve, following 2009’s critically-acclaimed Sweet Tableaux, both released on Big Red Sky.

“a love of Fifties rock and roll married to a kitschy Parisian sophistication . . . an act of

rare intelligence and charm” - Colin Mackinnon,

5:15-5:45pm Raymond (country & western)

A firm favourite at many of Oxford’s open mic nights, Raymond writes and sings tortured country and western songs of loss despair and anguish to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

6:00-6:40pm Simon and Rod (vocals, guitar, mandolin)

Rod Craig  (mandolin and vocals) and Simon Stafford (guitar and vocals) play an infectious blend of the familiar, the obscure and the unfashionable: traditional and contemporary acoustic music played with passion and energy.


7:00-7:40pm Jodie (folk/blues singer/songwriting)

Jodie is a London based singer songwriter with a folk/blues sound, and hints of Joni Mitchell and Dusty Springfield. Jodie has travelled and performed in the US for Judy Collins’ record label Wildflower Records, as well as featuring on BBC Introducing. 

8:00-8:40pm La Phooka (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bass)

La Phooka play original songs & tunes (along with a clutch of covers) ranging from folk-pop, upbeat foot-tapping, dancing-shoes-on numbers through to beautiful ballads and instrumentals. From whistles and bag-pipes to bouzouki and mandolin, from diatonic accordion to all manner of guitars. Multi-part harmony vocals complete the sound.

8:50-9:30pm Band of Hope (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass)

The Band of Hope are one of the most moderately successful bands in Wallingford. This year, they've played festivals such as Bunkfest, Wood and Latitude as well as finding themselves on the playlist for Chris Hawkin's morning show on BBC6Music.

Family Friendly



Sound Art

Wheelchair Access

Free Event


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