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

There are 27 events at this location

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All Time Low

Punk pop quartet from Maryland.

Tue 28 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Bear's Den

Indie folk artist Andrew Davie who came up through Mumford & Sons' Communion club nights.

Wed 29 Mar

£18.50 / 0844 477 2000

Belle & Sebastian

Scotland's much loved purveyors of jangling indie magic perform tracks from their latest album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.

Sun 26 Mar

£30 / 0844 477 2000

With Whitney and Julia Jacklin. Part of BBC 6 Music Festival.


A lighter psychedelic sound with elements of British pop from Stockport five-piece Blossoms.

Sat 1 Apr

£19.80 / 0844 477 2000

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

Colours Presents: Timmy Trumpet - Easter Friday

Timmy Trumpet will make his O2 Academy Glasgow debut on Friday 14th April, his biggest ever Scottish show to date.

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


Eighties electro-pop darlings Vince Clarke and Andy Bell.

Sat 27 May

Sold out / 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

Holy Holy

The all star lineup, including Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey, Perfom David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album.

Mon 27 Mar

£25.50–£45.50 / 0844 477 2000

Kid Ink

LA-based rapper, aka Brian Todd Collins.

Sat 8 Apr

£25 / 0844 477 2000

The Kooks

Brighton indie tykes best known for their hits 'She Moves in Her Own Way' and 'Shine On' return with a new album.

Fri 28 Apr

£27.50 / 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.

Fri 12 May

NME Awards Tour

The annual NME awards tour features Blossoms headlining alongside Cabbage and Rory Wynne.

Sat 1 Apr

£18 / 0844 477 2000

With Rory Wynne.

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

£20.50–£60.50 / 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.


English grime and rap artist who won Best Grime Act 2014 at the MOBO Awards and was named in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list.

Wed 5 Apr

£22.55 / 0844 477 2000

Thomas Rhett

American country music star.

Tue 14 Nov

£27.45 / 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


The American rock band famous for classic hit Teenage Dirtbag, performs in support of its latest album, The White Album.

Tue 24 Oct

£44 / 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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