O2 Academy Brixton
- Box office 0844 477 2000
- General enquiries 02077 713000
- Website www.brixton-academy.co.uk
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.
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The 22 year old Jamaican performs his personal brand of hardcore dancehall and reggae.
All Time Low
Punk pop quartet from Maryland.
Fri 31 Mar
Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Thursday 20th October, 6pm / 0844 477 2000
Moving from Ibiza to Brixton with Groove Armada and Eats Everything.
Audiowhore 6th Birthday
The underground house party crew celebrate their 6th anniversary with tunes from resident DJs.
Downtempo, hip hop, funk and dub from this Brighton-based DJ/producer.
Big trance night featuring Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Byran Kearney, Vini Vici, Menno de Jong, Dan Stone & James Dymond and Shugz.
The selector from Bristol, Daniel Pearce, spins house and techno all night. With support from Groove Armada.
The chart-topping Aberdonian soul singer, who nabbed a well-deserved Brits Critics Choice Award.
Big infectious house / electro beats from Swedish duo Christian 'Bloodshy' Karlsson from and Linus Eklöw (aka Style of Eye), behind chart hit 'Runaway (U & I)'.
Eclectic synth-pop with sultry vocals.
The German power metal band has resurrected its classic line up and is embarking on a Pumpkins United world tour playing all their classics.
Abstract hip hop beats, minimal house, dubstep and more from the founding member and producer of The xx.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Sat 24 Jun
£28.50 / 0844 477 2000
The French electro duo performs in support of its album Woman.
Hip hop lyricist, playwright, poet and MC, who released her latest Everybody Down in May 2014, and has supported the likes of Billy Bragg, Scroobius Pip and John Cooper Clarke.
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are Argentina’s most uplifting musical export. Formed in 1985, they are arguably the most significant band to emerge from the Latin rock world in the last 30 years. Their irreverent and humorous mix of rock, ska, jazz, folk, reggae, funk and big band brass often contain political undertones and…
Lower Than Atlantis
Post-hardcore and alt rock from the Watford quartet.
Downbeat indie rock from the Canadian singer-songwriter.
Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.
Smooth hip-hop/R&B operator.
Heavy metalcore quartet from Byron Bay, Australia.
Ex-Verve frontman touring in support of new album These People.
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.
Brooklyn-based raw funk collective led by bassist and composer Michael League.
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.
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'.
Formed in Ontario, Canada a little over 20 years ago, punk-pop and alt rock combo Sum 41 are fighting after vocalist Deryck Whibley's well documented battle with liver and kidney failure as a result of his excessive drinking. The singer draws upon this dark time for the band's cathartic sixth studio album, 13 Voices.
The 'godfather of grime', who unleashed Roll Deep and Dizzee Rascal on the world.
Perky Scousers known for indie rock hits 'Let's Dance to Joy Division' and 'Moving To New York'.
The indie-rock quartet celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, in this special show.
The Mercury Prize winning trio play an understated blend of indie, soul, pop and new-wave.