O2 Academy Bournemouth

O2 Academy Bournemouth
570 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4BH
  • Box office 0844 477 2000
  • General enquiries 01202 399922
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 11am–5.50pm; Sat noon–4pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk

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The O2 Academy Bournemouth started out in 1895 as Boscombe Grand Theatre, before becoming in turn a music hall and then, in the 1960s, a music venue, hosting many classic rock bands of the era. In the 80s it acquired the dubious honour of the first karaoke bar in the UK, but since a major refurbishment in 2007 it's been a dedicated clubbing and live venue; from 1997 to 2013 it was the home of Slinky.

The nearest major train stations are Bournemouth to the west and Pokesdown to the east. Free car parking is available at Hawkwood Road from 6pm. There is also a car park in the Sovereign Centre.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

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There are 22 events at this location

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Black Star Riders

New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).

Sun 19 Mar 2017

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

A 50th anniversary show from the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band were fronted by the late, great Vivian Stanshall and the not-late, but still great Neil Innes. After appearing as regular guests on Thames Television's Do Not Adjust Your Set (alongside Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones…

Thu 24 Nov

Bullet for My Valentine

Welsh metal outfit fronted by Matt Tucker popular with the young people of today.

Fri 25 Nov

£33.55 / 0844 477 2000

Playing debut album The Poison in full.

Don Diablo Presents Hexagon

The Dutch DJ performs and showcases his visual concept.

Sat 29 Oct

The Fratellis

The Glaswegian trio with the knees-up indie anthems tour their third album We Need Medicine.

Sun 4 Dec

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Garage Nation

Garage courtesy of DJ EZ, Scott Garcia, Mike Delinquent, Jason Kaye and DJ Hatcha.

Sat 10 Dec

£12.50–£17.50 / 0844 477 2000


Trance and hard-dance superstars take you through the long, dark Hallowe'en night. Featuring Hostel, John O'Callaghan Official, Bryan Kearney, Standerwick, Ben Nicky, Mark Sherry, Lee Osborne, Ross Taylor, Marlo, Slam, Ben Keen BK, Anne Savage, Illogic, Jon Clsm Doe, Kym Slam Ayres, Alf Graham and Cre.

Fri 28 Oct

£20 / 0844 477 2000

Jack Garratt

London-based alt singer-songwriter.

Sun 20 Nov

£20.35 / 0844 477 2000

Jake Bugg

Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.

Wed 2 Nov

£28.25 / 0844 477 2000

Jamie T

London-based rap and reggae artist.

Tue 15 Nov

£25 / 0844 477 2000

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The King Is Back

Elvis tribute from Ben Portsmouth.

Sat 19 Nov

£25–£30 / 0844 477 2000

Kula Shaker

Crispian Mills' psychedelic Britpop troupe return with more patchouli oil-scented retro tunesmithery.

Fri 2 Dec

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Fri 9 Dec

One Nation

Drum'n'bass courtesy of DJ Hyper with IC3, Danny Byrd and the full SASASAS crew.

Sat 31 Dec

£20 / 0844 477 2000

Rizzle Kicks

BRIT School graduates Rizzle Kicks have been having their own go at the charts, following in the footsteps of their classmates Adele and Leona Lewis. The pair offer 80s-inspired, 'flower power' hip hop in support of their 2011 debut album, Stereo Typical.

Thu 8 Dec

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Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Sunset Sons

Aussie surfer rockers tipped by MTV and the BBC Sound of 2015.

Sun 30 Oct

£14.30 / 0844 477 2000

Super Furry Animals

Welsh surrealists are back after six years, with their skewed take on Beach Boys melodies, late 60s psychedelia and anything else they fancy throwing into the pot.

The Wailers

Bob Marley's original backing band, led by Aston 'Familyman' Barrett, perform Legend in its entirety. Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold over 250 million albums worldwide. As well as performing with Jamaica's best loved singer the band have played with Sting, Stevie Wonder, the Fugees and Carlos Santana as…

Fri 18 Nov


The London-based drum'n'bass producer and DJ, also known as Mark Wilkinson, plays his critically acclaimed tunes.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 28th October, 9am / 0844 477 2000


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

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£16.50 / 0844 477 2000

The Wonder Stuff

Fraggle rockers from the late 80s and early 90s, scattering their perky, subtly clever indie pop around once more.

Fri 16 Dec

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