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.
There are 23 events at this location
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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
Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana.
Downtempo, hip hop, funk and dub from this Brighton-based DJ/producer.
Cage the Elephant
Yelpy UK/US punk-funk and angular rock'n'roll.
Big trance night featuring Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Byran Kearney, Vini Vici, Menno de Jong, Dan Stone & James Dymond and Shugz.
Boston six-piece who blend punk and hardcore with Irish folk influences.
The chart-topping Aberdonian soul singer, who nabbed a well-deserved Brits Critics Choice Award.
The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.
Eclectic synth-pop with sultry vocals.
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.
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.
Heavy metalcore quartet from Byron Bay, Australia.
Rock quartet Skunk Anansie are touring the UK promoting their album, Wonderlustre. The band was formed by Skin aka Deborah Ann Dyer who provides lead vocals. The rest of the band comes in the form of bassist Cass (aka Richard Keith Lewis), guitarist Ace (aka Martin Ivor Kent) and drummer Mark Richardson. The name of the…
Brooklyn-based raw funk collective led by bassist and composer Michael League.
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'.
Frontman Deryck Whibley leads the Canadian punk-pop and alt rock combo in a performance of their latest and greatest hits.
The Mercury Prize winning trio play an understated blend of indie, soul, pop and new-wave.