O2 Academy Birmingham
The O2 Academy has been in its current site since 2009. It comprises three venues; Academy 2 and Academy 3 are smaller and specialise in new and developing talent, whereas the 3000+ seat Academy 1 is for major international acts. The venue is served by stops for the following bus routes: 44, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 66A, 82, 87, 144 & 146. There is a taxi rank outside the venue and numerous car parks within walking distance.
Address: 16--18 Horse Fair
Country Code: GB
Email: [email protected]
Post Code: B1 1DB
Phone Number: 0844 477 2000
The Doors Alive
Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew. Expect renditions of classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When the Music's Over' and 'Riders on the Storm'. The band recreate the sounds of the 60s using the same instruments that the Doors used in their heyday, including a Gibson G101, the Fender Rhodes Bass and a vintage Gibson S.G Guitar.
Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits
Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.
The leading light in intelligent American comedy takes a brutal look at the stupidity of society and politics today in a vicious, no-holds-barred show.
Echo & The Bunnymen
Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.
Singer-songwriter peddling a folky country indie sound.
The singer-songwriter who hails from London plays his pop and soul originals.
Bowling For Soup
The angsty Gothic alt.rockers celebrate 20 years as a band with a world tour.
Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.
Inoffensive sounds from this south London indie four-piece.
Classically trained young singer/pianist with a faux-angsty sound who was the recipient of the 2013 Brit Critics Choice Award.
The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'You, Up Close and Personal' tour on the road.
The War On Drugs
Cosmic Americana from this Philadelphia band.
Much respected New Zealand vocalist and songwriter.
Soul singer-songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas, who received considerable airplay for his song 'Coming Home'.
Norwegian pop singer-songwriter.
Glaswegian trio with the knees-up indie anthems.
Peter Hook & the Light
New Order's inimitable bassist fronts his own band to perform NO's back catalogue.
American country music duo composed of brothers TJ and John Osborne.
The country singer-songwriter heads out on tour. His latest album Graffiti U was released in 2018.
Stiff Little Fingers
Ireland's favourite delinquent punk sons.
Punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in the '70s.
The Wonder Stuff
Fraggle rockers from the late 80s and early 90s, scattering their perky, subtly clever indie pop around once more.
The Big Moon
London four-piece whose debut album Love in the 4th Dimension was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
Pounding yet reflective indie types reunite for a series of gigs across the UK.
The Detroit rockers invite you to join the punky disco party as they power though hits Gay Bar and Danger! High Voltage.
Post-punk politicists from London.
Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.
Glasgow-based electro pop trio touring in support of their second album Love Is Dead.
Esoteric four-piece from Cambridge touring their new album third album, Relaxer, which features the singles --and radio staples -- '3WW', 'In Cold Blood' and 'Adeline'.
Max & Harvey
Teenage twins who rose to fame covering their favourite songs on Musical.ly.
Funeral for a Friend
Welsh post-hardcore band from Bridgend, formed in 2001.
Boston six-piece who blend punk and hardcore with Irish folk influences.
New metal overlords.
Accurate Smiths soundalike outfit.
Pop Will Eat Itself
The grebo gurus returnwith more mashed up techno-rock-acid house-hip hop-industrial.
Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.
Tribute to Oasis.
The Lancashire Hotpots
Comedy folk band from St Helens on their 50 Shades of Gravy tour.
Metalcore mixed with old school punk.
Against the Current
Pop rock from Poughkeepsie.
Run The Jewels
American hip hop duo consisting of rappers Killer Mike and El-P.
Alive -- Tribute to Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam tribute act.
Indie four-piece from London.
Carnifex is an American death-core band from San Diego County, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records.
Quirky Manchester-formed quartet, fronted by the singer Jonathan Higgs, performs arty electro-rock infused indie-pop.
The American band plays Southern rock and country-rock with hints of bluegrass.
Street performer and loop artist aka Benjamin Stanford.
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
British bassline and garage collective from Bradford.
The three-piece band performs blackened death metal.
Arctic Monkeys tribute band from the UK.
Birmingham art punk band which was formed by members of The Prefects following the band's demise in 1979.
Big beat duo made up of Andy Cato and Tom Findlay.
Typically laddish indie three-piece from Coventry who just about get away with their lack of originality with brute passion. The guys are off on a final tour, so this is the last chance to see them.
Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.
Downtempo hip hop and ambient electronica from this LA-based DJ/producer.
Off-kilter indie rock from this London four-piece.
Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania hard rockers fronted by Lzzy Hale.
Veteran gothic rockers from Leeds, still travelling down that dusty road we call 'touring'.
Icelandic indie, folk and blues outfit.
Fell Out Boy
Tribute to the up beat emo rock of Fall Out Boy.
The Devout: Depeche Mode Tribute
Tribute to the English electronica group. The band tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Depeche Mode's triple-platinum album Violator.
Lamb Of God
Aggressive groove metal and metalcore from US quintet.
Punk-tinged Britrock quartet still going strong, nearly 25 years later.
Pop-punk trio hailing from Houston.
American metalcore band formed in New Baltimore, Michigan in 2013.
Damian Jr. Gong Marley + Special Guests
The Main Event
Multi-faceted TV personality, business woman and podcast host who appeared on the reality series The Only Way Is Essex from 2011 until 2019.
Angels and Airwaves
Alkaline Trio & Taking Back Sunday
The Kid LAROI
The Luka State
Alternative rock ensemble from Winsford, Cheshire.
Dave Hause and the Mermaid
The frontman of the American band The Loved Ones plays a mix of alternative rock and punk to promote his solo album Devour.
Alternative indie rock band from the west coast of Ireland.
Pop trio from Lancashire.
The Bros Landreth
Canadian country quartet featuring two eponymous brothers, nominated for Best International Act in the UK Americana Awards.
English singer-songwriter who released her debut studio album Chapter 1 in 2019.
Chilled trip hop, rock and pop from this London outfit.
A tribute band dedicated to performing pop and indie-rock covers originally played by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South.
Polish death metal.
Tiny Moving Parts
The American trio perform their emo revival numbers.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
London hip-hop artist and rapper.
Sydney punk-rock-pop trio who came to prominence with their EP A Place Apart in 2015.
The boxer turned singer performs soul originals and his take on classic songs.
The electronic band celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album Prince Blimey by performing it in its entirety.
Belle and Sebastian, Sinead O'Brien
Alt-pop singer, producer and writer from Notting Hill.
Twenty-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles.
Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter.
World Clash: The End
Joyous electro and synth pop from the Baltimore trio.
Epic indie sounds from Wigan as Starsailor return.
Scouting for Girls
Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.
Veteran techno rockers, renowned for their blistering live shows and single 'Firestarter'.
You just can't keep a good psychedelic rock band down, and these far-out pioneers have been in the business for eternity.
Californian rock band.
'Clutch is less a band than a vast compendium of styles and experiments' according to their website, although the names Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane are dropped in as clues. Stoner rock to you and me.
The return of the psychedelic pop group from Liverpool whose widescreen pop tunes were briefly popular in the mid-80s.
The Gaslight Anthem
Brawny New Jersey quartet providing an indie bar band spin on Bruce Springsteen's panoramic cars-and-girls blue collar rock.
UK Foo Fighters
Tribute to Dave Grohl's rocking mob.
Three Days Grace
Hard-hitting Canadian rock band.
Indie meets folk meets afrobeat in this London-based five-piece.
The House of Love
English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1986 by Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers.
The Pretty Reckless
Pierce the Veil
Contemporary metal outfit hailing from San Diego.
Acclaimed Irish post-punk band hailing from Dublin.
It's the one and only Jim Bob - no, not him from the Waltons - the other one, Jim Bob from Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, recently winner of the Worst Haircut in the History of Music accolade.
Multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies with echos of Kate Bush.
A blend of 60s and 70s funk sounds that wouldn't be out of place in a Tarantino soundtrack, Khruangbin are a trio from Houston.
Young singer-songwriter who first found fame on YouTube performing covers of songs by Coldplay, The 1975 and others.
Blind Channel, Lost Society
Action Bronson, The Alchemist, Earl Sweatshirt
The Fantastic Five
San Francisco death metal band.
Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s
Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet trades in his bass for the turntables to spin classic hits from the 1980s.
Berlin-based musician collective.
Kane Brown, Restless Road
The Get Up Kids
The London-based singer-songwriter and model from Japan performs her R&B and pop material.
Kaleo, Belle MT, Junius
The Ivor Novello Award-winning Paisley pop singer-songwriter. Paolo Nutini's first album These Streets, which included hits 'Jenny Don't Be Hasty' and 'New Shoes', was released in 2006 and peaked at number three in the UK chart. In his early days Nutini supported The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall and has since performed at Glastonbury, Radio One's Big Weekend, Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party and the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He self-produced his second album Sunny Side Up and followed that five years later with his third album Caustic Love. He favours a closed eye approach to singing on stage.
The Damned, Penetration, TV Smith
Anthrax, Municipal Waste
Kaleo, Belle MT, Junius
Clutch, Green Lung, Tigercub
Belle and Sebastian, Sinead O'Brien
Lamb of God, Kreator, Thy Art Is Murder, Gatecreeper
Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Touche Amore
Gong, Ozric Tentacles
I Prevail, Wage War, Dream State
Carnifex, Chelsea Grin, Lorna Shore
Waterparks, Bad Suns, Phem
Trivium, Heaven Shall Burn
Noahfinnce, Sophie Powers
Beartooth, Motionless In White, Stray From the Path
Behemoth, Arch Enemy
Gus Dapperton, Binki
Action Bronson, The Alchemist, Earl Sweatshirt
Belle and Sebastian
Scotland's much loved purveyors of jangling indie magic.
The Get Up Kids
'Europe's premier Bowie tribute band', endorsed by Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey.
Bullet for My Valentine
Legendary UK punk rockers SNUFF are back for their first Manchester headline show in a long, long time. (Photo ID Required) .
Paul Smith: Changed
English comedian Paul Smith goes for his third and largest ever UK tour to entertain the audience with sharp and hilarious stories of his life. Earlier he was named Liverpool's New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.
The wispy songstress plays material from Kidsticks.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Psychedelic scuzz rock in the Mary Chain tradition, now internationally notorious after being chronicled in the warts-and-all rock doc Dig!.
Manchester-born neo-soul singer/songwriter.
Melodic hardcore outfit from Chicago.
Pop-rock sextet from London.
Nu-metal-loving, riot-grrrl-spirited U.K. duo.
Sam Ryder is an English singer and songwriter who began his career in the hard rock and metal circuits, fronting groups like the Morning After and Blessed by a Broken Heart before starting a solo career as a pop artist. Wielding his versatile and dynamic vocal range, he parlayed an unexpected bout of viral success into a major-label deal and debuted in early 2021 with powerful pop-driven singles like "Whirlwind" and "More." They were included on his first EP, The Sun's Gonna Rise, before the end of the year.
British musician known for her work with Lewis Capaldi.
Indie rock-pop five-piece from the Midlands.
The former Smiths frontman and purveyor of bittersweet indie pop continues to enjoy his solo renaissance.
British girl group consisting of Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena, and Keisha Buchanan.