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
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2-Tone Tribute Tour
Special Kinda Madness and The Special Brew perform the music of The Specials, Madness and Bad Manners.
Hailing from Jamaica, the singer and artist performs reggae and dub numbers.
Positive reggae sounds.
Advanced return to the O2 mother ship, for our biggest show to date! With Ferry Corsten, ALEX DI STEFANO B2B SEAN TYAS and more!
Collider 2nd Birthday
DJs provide house and techno to celebrate the label's second birthday.
Insane Championship Wrestling
Hardcore wrestling for those who aren't fazed by the use of thumbtacks, baseball bats or staple guns as weapons. As the title implies, not for the sane.
The Jesus & Mary Chain
Psychedelic noise rock from the Scottish band formed by brothers Jim and William Reid in 1983 and still going strong following their 2007 reunion.
LA-based rapper, aka Brian Todd Collins.
Brighton indie tykes best known for their hits 'She Moves in Her Own Way' and 'Shine On' return with a new album.
Veteran gothic rockers from Leeds, still travelling down that dusty road we call 'touring'.
My Nu Leng & M8s Tour
It's a night of house and dance from the guest DJs.
Drum'n'bass courtesy of DJ Hyper with IC3, Danny Byrd and the full SASASAS crew.
One Nation Bournemouth, May Bank Holiday
One Nation is back after the Sold Out New Years Eve event with yet another big one! Tickets from £12.50, get in there early!
Rock & Roll Darts
Darts action and entertainment all rolled into one with your favourite darts players accompanied by rock and pop anthems.
The impish New York troubadour known for a) being incredibly prolific and b) the occasional public meltdown on the internet, returns with some new material. His output to date has spanned straight country, alt.rock, Taylor Swift and even punk.
The Selecter and The Beat
A co-headline tour featuring the two of the original 2-Tone ska acts who both formed in the late 1970s.
York indie rockers on a Greatest Hits Live tour.
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.