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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All Time Low
The American combo formed in Baltimore present their unique and alternative brand of rock.
Fri 31 Mar 2017
Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Thursday 20th October, 6pm / 0844 477 2000
Metal four-piece from Brighton.
The band from Brighton, founded by the Searle brothers Tom and Dan, performs its metalcore originals. The band supports its latest album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, crated in collaboration with Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd, who also helped realise their previous album.
Indie folk artist Andrew Davie who came up through Mumford & Sons' Communion club nights.
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
The soulful folky is joined by the Innocent Criminals.
Bullet for My Valentine
Welsh metal outfit fronted by Matt Tucker popular with the young people of today.
Cage the Elephant
Over-14s show. Yelpy UK/US punk-funk and angular rock'n'roll.
High energy French electro swing.
Chance the Rapper
The American rapper, real name Chancelor Bennett, performs hip hop from the album Acid Rap.
The Australian singer-songwriter performs down-tempo electronica and soul from his debut album Built on Glass.
Christine and the Queens
French singer-songwriter touting shimmering synth noises and gender politics.
Mouthy Manchester indie outfit touring their latest album Concrete Love.
East London ensemble updating the folk music of the Basque region on synthesizers. Not as awkward a blend as it sounds.
The punk legends, fronted by Dave Vanian, zip through their pithy catalogue.
Broody electronica from this London duo, described as 'Enya meets Eno'.
The American Celtic punk band perform songs from their career.
Boston six-piece who blend punk and hardcore with Irish folk influences.
The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.
Eclectic synth-pop with sultry vocals.
Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.
Over-14 show. Mournful, minimalist dubstep piano man who was runner-up in the BBC Sound of 2011 poll.
London-based rap and reggae artist.
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 2017
£28.50 / 0844 477 2000
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.
Post punk and rock band originally formed in 1978.
Musical comedy from the cast of the BBC sitcom based on London pirate radio station.
Kurupt FM presents
DJs spin garage, jungle, house and techno.
Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.
Lower Than Atlantis
Post-hardcore and alt rock from the Watford quartet.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Soul band led by the indie rock singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado.
Nothing But Thieves
Indie-rock quintet from Southend.
Heavy metalcore quartet from Byron Bay, Australia.
Pierce the Veil
Contemporary metal outfit hailing from San Diego.
Hugely influential indie rock, now sadly minus Kim Deal.
One of the most distinctive musical voices of this or any other generation plays selections of eerie, intoxicating material from her latest release The Hope Six Demolition Project.
Bobby Gillespie and his band of tea-drinking rock'n'rollers on a mini tour promoting latest album More Light.
Tue 15 Nov
Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000
Swedish battle-metal bruisers.
Intense all-girl post-punk band from London.
American rapper and member of hip hop group Black Hippy.
London rappers who won a Best Newcomer MOBO in 2015.
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…
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.
Classically trained young singer/pianist with a faux-angsty sound who was the recipient of the 2013 Brit Critics Choice Award.
Top 100 DJs
A selection of the world's biggest and most influential DJs play dance, house, electro and more throughout the night. Featuring Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, MaRLo, Tenishia, Tom Swoon and W&W.
Respected alt.country-turned-classic troubadour outfit who recently worked with Mavis Staples on her latest album.