Oxford's Bring Your Own Music night! An open mic style night where the audience brings their favourite tracks to share

Listening Party #13: Music of Social Change at Marmalade Festival

11th April, 7pm-8:30pm 

Old Fire Station Cafe

Free (voluntary donation)


What is it?

We love discovering new music, and the best way to discover is to share. 

Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll hear it on a great sound system, discover something new, and meet other music enthusiasts. This edition takes place in partnership with Marmalade Festival.


How does it work?

Like an open mic, let us know when you arrive if you’ve brought something to share. We’ll have inputs for LP, CD and for minijack, and a computer, so you can bring a track on vinyl, CD, on your phone, or as a name in your head. 

We’ll have two sessions of music with a short break in between, and ask you to attentively enjoy every offering as you would at a live gig. We’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions. If you’d like to introduce your track, we’d like to hear what you love about it.

We’ll also have an open Spotify playlist setup that you can add to during the event, if what you hear inspires you - we’ll play the night’s bespoke playlist during the break and after the formal sharing part of the evening is over.

Food and drink will be on sale from the Old Fire Station Cafe.


Edition 13: Music of Social Change

This time we’re inspired by Marmalade Festival's theme of Social Change. This could be music of protest, a track which inspires hope or collective action, or something that brings people together around a common cause.


Here's a track to get you started:

WAKE (for Grenfell) by seed. https://open.spotify.com/track/5nm0P99dCiHKd9hSeB8VZ5?si=9e776066b3584ece


We wish to provide an open forum for people to share music that is meaningful to them without censorship, including sensitive topics and explicit language. The Listening Party aims to be an open and welcoming space - as such we ask everyone to respect each other as well as the diverse music we are likely to listen to.

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