O2 Academy Bournemouth
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
Events at this venue
There are 16 events at this location
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The Big Nineties Festival Bournemouth
A nostalgic night of throwback pop, rock and dance classics.
Sat 21 Apr
£20 / 0844 477 2000
- 23:00 – 03:00
Much respected long-serving Abba tribute act.
Tue 18 Dec
£28.05–£87.45 / 0844 477 2000
The Cat Empire
Latino-ska-funk hoedown from this Melbourne six-piece. Look, no guitars!
Wed 14 Nov
£28 / 0844 477 2000
The Dire Straits Experience
Former saxophonist for Dire Straits, Chris White, performs the music made famous by the band.
Thu 10 May
£30 / 0844 477 2000
Guns Vs Roses: Guns N Roses Tribute
The band performs classic rock covers in the style of Axl Rose's popular US group.
Sat 11 Aug
£17.50 / 0844 477 2000
Classy South London singer with a soulful, R&B-tinged sound.
Sun 1 Apr
£32.20 / 0844 477 2000
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.
Mon 14 May
£32.50 / 0844 477 2000
Public Image Ltd
John Lydon's post-Pistols outfit return, minus Keith Levene and Jah Wobble but still packing a terrific back catalogue.
Fri 1 Jun
£31 / 0844 477 2000
Public Service Broadcasting
The London duo, who layer spoken word from vintage propaganda films over soaring beats and electronic melodies to thrilling effect, are out and about taking their acclaimed live show across the UK and Ireland. After the success of second album 'The Race For Space', their third album 'Every Valley', takes on the subject…
Fri 6 Apr
Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000
With special guests.
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..
Fri 1 Jun
£31.60 / 0844 477 2000
Thu 4 Oct
£31.60 / 0844 477 2000
Starman: The David Bowie Story
Musicians and singers perform hits from all eras of Bowie's illustrious career. Starring Michael King as David Bowie.
Wed 10 Oct
£23 / 0844 477 2000
Wed 17 Oct
£27.05 / 0844 477 2000
The winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017 performs his original melange of original contemporary classical and electronic music.
Thu 26 Apr
£26.40 / 0844 477 2000
Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.
Wed 4 Apr
£25.25 / 0844 477 2000
The Wonder Stuff & Ned's Atomic Dustbin
A double-headline show of two of Stourbridge's finest exports. The Wonder Stuff formed in 1986 and released albums including The Eight Legged Groove Machine and Never Loved Elvis. Ned's Atomic Dustbin, named after an episode of The Goon Show, formed while the band were still teenagers and supported The Wonder Stuff on…
Fri 13 Apr
£35 / 0844 477 2000