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 39 events at this location

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Alabama 3

Characterful blend of southern-fried preachifying, dancefloor-friendly beats and a whole lotta love.

Fri 23 Mar

£20 / 0844 477 2000


A blend of pop, electro, R&B and hip hop.

Tue 27 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

Blackberry Smoke

The American band plays Southern rock and country-rock with hints of bluegrass.

Sat 3 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Britrock Must Be Destroyed

Triple bill of 90s Britrock featuring Reef, The Wildhearts and Terrorvision.

Sat 19 May

£32.95 / 0844 477 2000

With Dodgy.

Camila Cabello

The American-Cuban singer-songwriter and former member of Fifth Harmony performs in support of her debut album.

Tue 5 Jun

£34.50 / 0844 477 2000


'Clutch is less a band than a vast compendium of styles and experiments' according to their website, although the names Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane are dropped in as clues. Stoner rock to you and me.

Wed 19 Dec

£25 / 0844 477 2000

Courtney Act

Former RuPaul's Drag Race runner-up and star of Celebrity Big Brother performs live ahead of her Under the Covers tour in Australia.

Mon 4 Jun

£25 / 0844 477 2000

Courtney Act: Under The Covers

Former RuPaul's Drag Race runner-up and winner of Celebrity Big Brother performs live. Get tucked in with all your favourite songs that have been covered in one way or another by all your favourite artists.

Mon 4 Jun

£28–£55.50 / 0844 477 2000

The Decemberists

Folky indie pop from eccentric Oregon tunesmiths who appear to have morphed into early REM on their new, stripped back album.

Mon 5 Nov

£33.28–£146.92 / 0844 477 2000

Definitely Oasis & The Complete Stone Roses

DDM Presents Definitely Oasis - Familiar To Millions & The Complete Stone Roses - Spike Island plus support from Lucky Man.

Sat 1 Dec

£17.30–£20.60 / 0844 477 2000

Definitely Oasis - Familiar To Millions Live

DDM Presents Definitely Oasis - Familiar To Millions Live plus support from Lucky Man (Richard Ashcroft / Verve Tribute.)

Sat 1 Dec

£12 / 0844 477 2000

Doug Stanhope Live

The American comedian, actor and author performs stand-up in his cynical and controversial style.

Fri 8 Jun

£35 / 0844 477 2000


Skewed take on the indie format from frontman and multi-instrumentalist E, currently on magnificent malcontent form.

Wed 4 Jul

£35 / 0844 477 2000


Indie rock five-piece from Brighouse, fronted by Danny McNamara.

Wed 28 Mar

£25.25 / 0844 477 2000


The singer performs his final Marillion album, Clutching at Straws, to mark its 30th anniversary as well as touring his new album Weltschmerz.

Thu 13 Dec

£30.75 / 0844 477 2000


Hip hop and rap sound from G Eazy, who's opened for Lil Wayne, alongside 2 Chainz.

Tue 29 May

£30 / 0844 477 2000


Three sisters from LA who blend folky and R&B elements in their sound.

Sun 10 Jun

Sold out / 0844 477 2000


Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania hard rockers fronted by Lzzy Hale.

Sun 23 Sep

£22.35 / 0844 477 2000

Hardstyle Superheroes Easter

Hardstyle Superheroes presents quite simply the biggest hardstyle line up in Scotland for 2018 so far this Easter Friday at O2 Academy Glasgow.

Fri 30 Mar

£29.50 / 0844 477 2000

Heels Of Hell Tour

A drag queen extravaganza with Sharon Needles, Alaska Thunderfvck, Jinkx Monsoon, Willam, Latrice Royal, Ivy Winters and Aja.

Mon 29 Oct

£35 / 0844 477 2000

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Tue 12 Jun

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

Jorja Smith

Gritty soul and R&B vocalist from Walsall who already counts Drake, Dizzee Rascal, Stormzy and Skrillex among her fans.

Mon 8 Oct

£18.50 / 0844 477 2000

Machine Head

Bay Area metal stalwarts that helped usher in a new wave of thrash on classic album Burn My Eyes (1991) but expanded their sound on scope on 2006's The Blackening.

Wed 23 May

£31.30 / 0844 477 2000


Hip hop singer-songwriter performs tracks from his new album, Gemini.

Sat 31 Mar

£30 / 0844 477 2000


The Seattle-born rapper tours in support of his second solo studio album Gemini.

Sat 31 Mar

Times to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

My Favorite Murder Live

My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and sparked an enthusiastic, interactive “Murderino” fan base who came out in droves this spring for the sold-out nationwide tour. A top 10…

Thu 17 May

£29.66 / 0844 477 2000

Narcos: A Conversation On The Capture Of Pablo Escobar

Javier Pena and Steve Murphy discuss their work in taking down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, which later inspired the hit Netflix series, Narcos.

Wed 9 May

£35–£37.50 / 0844 477 2000

Plan B

Shape-shifting East London rapper who transformed into a credible old school soul crooner, hip hop artists and film director.

Sat 28 Apr

£30 / 0844 477 2000

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Fri 16 Nov

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Sat 17 Nov

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Rend Collective

The collective from Bangor showcases their blend of folk, rock and Christian worship.

Fri 18 May

£20.30 / 0844 477 2000

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Fri 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.


German trance and hardcore group.

Sat 5 May

£26 / 0844 477 2000


The genre-defying, groundbreaking Mael brothers take their dramatic glam-pop sound on tour.

Tue 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

The Streets

Mike Skinner reforms the streets for a special greatest hits tour of emotional hip hop and garage.

Fri 20 Apr

Sold out / 0844 477 2000


New metal overlords.

Thu 19 Apr

£24 / 0844 477 2000

The Twisted Circus

Klub Kids present a selection of RuPaul's Drag Race stars, including Chad Michaels, Milk, Kim Chi, Shea Coulee, Amanda Lepore, Farrah Moan and Violet Chachki.

Fri 6 Apr

prices vary / 0844 477 2000

The Vaccines

Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.

Thu 12 Apr

£25.25 / 0844 477 2000

The White Buffalo

Fronted by Jake Smith, singing songs of rebels and troubled souls.

Mon 16 Apr

£19.50 / 0844 477 2000

Within Temptation

Dutch pseudo-goths breaking through like Evanescence before them. Resist, resist.

Sun 11 Nov

£25 / 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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