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 17 events at this location
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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.
Cage Warriors 85
European mixed martial arts action, showcasing the next generation of MMA stars, as well as a history of champions including Conor McGregor and Dan Hardy.
Positive reggae sounds.
The Divine Comedy
Neil Hannon, the always charming Irish songwriter, leads the Divine Comedy's musically diverse repertoire.
Boston six-piece who blend punk and hardcore with Irish folk influences.
Festival Of The Dead
The event mixes theatre, circus, live music, face painting and DJs.
Pioneering electro rocker, who's finally getting the recognition he deserves.
John Cooper Clarke
The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.
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 till 30th April so 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.
Scouting for Girls
Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.
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.