O2 Academy Glasgow

O2 Academy Glasgow
121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT
  • Box office 0844 477 2000
  • General enquiries 0141 418 3000
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–2pm & 3pm–5pm.
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  • Website www.o2academyglasgow.co.uk
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O2 Academy Glasgow

The Art Deco majesty of the O2 Academy Glasgow building is a legacy of its former life as the New Bedford Cinema, built in 1932 after the original Bedford Cinema burned down. After spending decades as a Mecca bingo hall, a £3m refurbishment in 2002 converted it into a music venue, the Carling Academy, before it assumed its current name as part of O2's sponsorship deal. It now hosts major touring acts – The Killers sold it out in a record three minutes, and James Brown played his last UK show here – and becomes a comedy club during the Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Glasgow Central Station is a short step across the river, and the nearest Subway is Bridge Street. Eglinton Street bus stops are serviced by routes 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 7B, 29, 38, 38A, 38B, 38C, 38E, 57 and 57A.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

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Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5

Things get weird with Colonel Mustard's live show. Group hugs, crowd high fiving, singalongs and yoga are just a few of things you can expect from this raucous Glasgow act.

Sat 13 May

The Cribs

The Wakefield-born Jarman brothers performs their energetic brand of indie-rock, with its strong post-punk and garage-rock influences.

Thu 11 May

£22.55 / 0844 477 2000

The Darkness

The classic rock revivalists return from the wilderness.

Wed 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000


Eighties electro-pop darlings Vince Clarke and Andy Bell.

Sat 27 May

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Father John Misty

Father John Misty is the stage name of Joshua Tillman, American singer-songwriter and former drummer in Fleet Foxes. After years of performing as a folk artist under his own name, Tillman was reborn as Father John Misty in 2012 with the released of the critically lauded Fear Fun, and his sophomore record I Love You…

Thu 2 Nov

£25.30 / 0844 477 2000

Happy Mondays

Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.

Sat 23 Dec

£29.50 / 0844 477 2000

The Maccabees

The London indie rockers tour for the final time.

Fri 23 Jun

£28.50 / 0844 477 2000

Masters of Hardcore - The Club World Tour

Masters of Hardcore is BACK! The world’s biggest hardcore brand will be back in Scotland on Friday 12th May at O2 Academy Glasgow.


Multi-platinum selling Brooklyn rapper and part time actor takes his debut album Illmatic on tour for its 21st anniversary.

Tue 11 Jul

£38.05 / 0844 477 2000


Aka acoustic troubador Mike Rosenberg, drawing influence from the likes of Van Morrison, Neil Young and John Prine.

Thu 20 Jul

£10.50 / 0844 477 2000

Psychedelic Furs

Early 80s alternative popsters, best known for the hit 'Pretty In Pink'.

Fri 1 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Rob Zombie

The master of shock rock and metal takes a break from directing horror films to get back to the UK.

Fri 9 Jun

£34.20 / 0844 477 2000

Rock & Roll Darts

Darts action and entertainment all rolled into one with your favourite darts players accompanied by rock and pop anthems.

Wed 2 Aug

£20–£25 / 0844 477 2000

The Saw Doctors

Celtrock knees-up with one of Ireland's most successful bands.

Fri 2 Jun

Sat 3 Jun

Shed Seven

York indie rockers on a Greatest Hits Live tour.

Thu 30 Nov

£26.95 / 0844 477 2000

With Cast.

Fri 1 Dec

£26.95 / 0844 477 2000

With Cast.

Thomas Rhett

American country music star.

Tue 14 Nov

£27.45 / 0844 477 2000

Tori Amos

Offbeat piano-led warbling from the flame-haired diva, who's out supporting her 14th album, Unrepentant Geraldines.

Fri 6 Oct

£25–£60 / 0844 477 2000


The Grammy Award-winning three-piece from San Francisco plays rock-pop with elements of roots rock.

Fri 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000


LA alt.rockers known for The Blue Album and Pinkerton as well as singles 'Buddy Holly' and 'Island in the Sun'.

Tue 24 Oct

£39.50 / 0844 477 2000

The Wombats

Perky Scousers known for indie rock hits 'Let's Dance to Joy Division' and 'Moving To New York'.

Tue 27 Jun

£27.50 / 0844 477 2000

ZZ Top

Big beards and south boogie blues rock it must be ZZ Top on a rare trip to the UK. Expect ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, ‘La Grange’ and ‘Legs’ to name but a few.

Wed 26 Jul

£49.50–£55 / 0844 477 2000

Comments & ratings

1. Morris29 Jul 2010, 4:23pm4 stars O2 Academy Glasgow Report

I've visted the O2 Academy on a couple of occasions and the atmosphere has always been great. Highly recommended, and if you're in need of O2 Academy Glasgow hotels (http://www.concerthotels.co.uk/venue-hotels/o2-academy-glasgow-hotels/190425), ConcertHotels UK seems to one of the better choices of websites out there.

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