O2 Academy Brixton

O2 Academy Brixton
O2 Academy Brixton
211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL
  • Box office 0844 477 2000
  • General enquiries 02077 713000
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  • Website www.brixton-academy.co.uk
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Not many music venues have had entire books written about them, but the O2 Academy Brixton is a bit special. It began its life as a cinema in 1929, and several decades later it narrowly escaped demolition. After some years as an equipment store it settled into a career as a much-loved music venue, the Brixton Academy. Scads of legendary gigs have happened here, including the Smiths' last ever one, and since 1994 the NME Music Awards have made it venue of the year no fewer than 12 times. It's been the location for dozens of live albums and concert videos. Academy Music Group acquired it in 2004.

The nearest tube stations are Brixton (Victoria) and Stockwell (Northern). There's a pay-and-display car park operated by Lambeth Council at Buckner Road, and there are disabled parking bays outside the front of the venue. Buses to central London run from outside the venue.

Events at this venue

There are 48 events at this location

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At the Drive-In

Post-hardcore sounds from El Paso, Texas.

Fri 9 Mar

£46.75 / 0844 477 2000

Billy Idol

The peroxide haired, former front man of British punk band Generation X and creator of rock'n'roll anthems 'White Wedding', 'Dancing With Myself' and 'Rebel Yell' heads out on a world tour in support of the launch of both his first album in almost a decade and his autobiography Dancing with Myself.

Sat 23 Jun

£53.10 / 0844 477 2000

Black Veil Brides

Make-up-smeared glam metal upstarts from LA.

Sat 27 Jan

£35.85 / 0844 477 2000

Bowling For Soup

Jocular punk pop sorts from Texas.

Sat 17 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With Plus Very Special Guests The Aquabats & Army of Freshmen.

Cigarettes After Sex

The collective hailing from New York and fronted by songwriter Greg Gonzalez perform ambient-pop.

Thu 24 May

£26.55 / 0844 477 2000

Davido

Nigerian artist, best known for 2011 single 'Back When'.

Sun 18 Feb

£35–£100 / 0844 477 2000

Ezra Furman

The Chicago-based four-piece plays upbeat, energised rock.

Wed 23 May

£25.84 / 0844 477 2000

Fat Freddy’s Drop

The snappily christened seven-piece outfit, who originate from Wellington, New Zealand, incorporate a wide range of influences in their music including dub, reggae, jazz and soul. Fronted since their inception in 1999 by vocalist Dallas Tamaira, Fat Freddy's Drop are well known for their energetic improvisation during…

Fri 9 Nov

£38.50 / 0844 477 2000

  • 18:00

Fat Freddy's Drop

Seven-piece New Zealand outfit mixing up dub, reggae, jazz, techno and soul with funky abandon.

Fri 9 Nov

£44.37 / 0844 477 2000

Feeder

Britrock which is as comfortable and safe as a pair of old slippers.

Sat 17 Mar

£35.15 / 0844 477 2000

Franz Ferdinand

The all-conquering, foot-stomping, guitar-jangling foursome tour new album Always Ascending.

Sat 24 Feb

£33.70 / 0844 477 2000

Friendly Fires

English indie rock band from St Albans, currently signed to XL Recordings.

Thu 5 Apr

£27.50 / 0844 477 2000

Garbage

Dark rock as Shirley Manson and co return.

Fri 14 Sep

£42.13 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 15 Sep

£42.13 / 0844 477 2000

Go Hardwell or Go Home

Lock N Load present the Dutch electro house DJ, Hardwell live in London this Easter

Sun 1 Apr

£32.34–£35.16 / 0844 477 2000

Hardwell

Dutch electro/house DJ, record producer and remixer.

Sun 1 Apr

£32.20 adv / 0844 477 2000

  • 21:00 – 02:00

I Am Hardwell

Young Dutch big room house producer Hardwell headlines.

Sun 1 Apr

£30 / 0844 477 2000

J Balvin

The singer-songwriter performs a fusion of urban and Latin music.

Sun 28 Jan

£55.82–£184.87 / 0844 477 2000

King Gizard & The Lizard Wizard

Psychedelic garage-rock courtesy of the progressive seven-piece from Melbourne, Australia who combine neo-psych and lo-fi influences in their experimental performances.

Wed 21 Feb

£24.65 / 0844 477 2000

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Australian psychedelic rock band.

Wed 21 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Kingdom

The DJ/producer provides dub and funky house with support from Gorgon City and Booka Shade.

Sat 31 Mar

£25–£30 / 0844 477 2000

Kingdom feat. Gorgon City Live + guests

Gorgon City bring their critically acclaimed Kingdom show to the iconic 02 Academy Brixton

Sat 31 Mar

£29.53 / 0844 477 2000

Liam Gallagher

Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.

Wed 14 Feb

£25–£30 / 0844 477 2000

Macklemore

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

Fri 6 Apr

£39.87–£40.68 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 7 Apr

£39.87–£40.68 / 0844 477 2000

Macklemore

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

Fri 6 Apr

Times to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

Electropop from Scandinavia.

Wed 4 Apr

£23.25 / 0844 477 2000

Morrissey

The former Smiths frontman and purveyor of bittersweet indie pop continues to enjoy his solo renaissance.

Thu 1 Mar

£62.87 / 0844 477 2000

Wed 7 Mar

£45 / 0844 477 2000

  • 18:45

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.

Sun 13 May

£37.25–£39.25 / 0844 477 2000

Niall Horan

The former One Direction singer takes to the road to perform new material.

Thu 22 Mar

£44.82 / 0844 477 2000

NME Awards Tour

British four piece Palma Violets headline NME's tour of Britain with support from British breakthrough acts Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves.

Wed 14 Feb

£25–£30 / 0844 477 2000

Partynextdoor

Canadian R&B singer signed to Drake's OVO Sound record label.

Wed 7 Feb

£32.50 / 0844 477 2000

PartyNextDoor

Canadian rapper, songwriter and producer performs songs from his latest album, Seven Days.

Wed 7 Feb

£38.70 / 0844 477 2000

Plan B

Known to the world as Plan B, Ben Drew burst into the limelight from the streets of East London. Originally making a name for himself as a hip hop artist, his first album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words, utilised a direct, confrontational approach to tell hard-hitting stories of contemporary urban issues. Content…

Thu 3 May

£37 / 0844 477 2000

Rat Boy

Hip hop and punk from Chelmsford singer and producer, Jordan Cardy. In 2016 he won Best New Artist at the NME Awards.

Sat 10 Feb

£20.62–£21.62 / 0844 477 2000

Rita Ora

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

Fri 18 May

£37.12 / 0844 477 2000

Rita Ora

Pop and R&B from the singer whose recent track Your Song has become a platinum-selling single.

Fri 18 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

With special guests.

Russ

Hip hop artist and producer from America.

Sun 11 Mar

£32.62 / 0844 477 2000

Scooter

German trance and hardcore group.

Sun 6 May

£36 / 0844 477 2000

Skindred

Big bouncing fusion of ragga, dubstep and metal.

Sat 28 Apr

£28.35 / 0844 477 2000

Steve Aoki

Californian electro producer known for his crowd surfing stunts, cake throwing and Grammy nomination.

Fri 26 Jan

£30.05 / 0844 477 2000

The Stranglers

The old punk warhorses play on without Hugh Cornwell. Expect classic hits from their back catalogue, such as 'Peaches', 'Golden Brown', 'No More Heroes' and 'Strange Little Girl'.

Sat 24 Mar

£33.82 / 0844 477 2000

The Streets

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

Wed 25 Apr

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Thu 26 Apr

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Fri 27 Apr

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Sub Focus

London-based producer and composer Nick Douwma plays drum & bass, dubstep and house.

Thu 29 Mar

prices vary / 0844 477 2000

Trivium

New metal overlords.

Sat 21 Apr

£31.20 / 0844 477 2000

Vance Joy

Australian singer-songwriter giving country and folk a pop twist.

Wed 7 Mar

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

VO5 NME Awards 2018

Pet Shop Boys will receive the Godlike Genius award and Wiley is destined for the Outstanding Contribution To Music award this year's celebration of musical greatness. Other categories will be announced on the night plus there will be electrifying performances from Bastille and Dua Lipa.

Wed 14 Feb

£70–£131 / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00

Wiley

The 'godfather of grime', who unleashed Roll Deep and Dizzee Rascal on the world.

Fri 2 Mar

£33.75 / 0844 477 2000

Wilkinson

Drum & bass DJ/producer signed to Andy C's RAM records.

Fri 16 Feb

£29.87 / 0844 477 2000

Within Temptation

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

Tue 13 Nov

£32.95 / 0844 477 2000

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