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.
Address: 570 Christchurch Road
Country Code: GB
Email: [email protected]
Post Code: BH1 4BH
Phone Number: 01202 399922
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.
Birmingham reggae band still touring with a reduced line-up.
Popular Scottish band who hit it big in the late nineties.
Pioneering electro rocker, who's finally getting the recognition he deserves.
The UK-born Canadian actor and singer performs his country music material.
Bowling For Soup
From the Jam
Peter Hook & the Light
New Order's inimitable bassist fronts his own band to perform NO's back catalogue.
Stiff Little Fingers
Ireland's favourite delinquent punk sons.
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.
Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.
Funeral for a Friend
Welsh post-hardcore band from Bridgend, formed in 2001.
Bromley-based singer Tyber Cranstoun leads his eight-piece band as it plays lively ska and reggae.
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.
Babatunde Aleshe: Babahood
Less Than Jake
The cult ska punkers who have worked their way up to sell-out status without, erm, selling out.
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 well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear.
Best Of The Comedy Store
Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.
Black Water County
Bournemouth five-piece known for their blend of folk, punk and pop.
Back To the 90's
Questa Voce: Video Games in Concert
Public Service Broadcasting
Indie band who layer spoken word from vintage films over soaring beats and electronic melodies.
Elvis-fronted Nirvana tribute combining rock'n'roll with grunge.
As December Falls
Pop-rock band from Nottingham.
The Fantastic Five
Boxxer presents Khan v Brook
Luisa Omielan: God is A Woman
The creator of Politics for Bitches and What Would Beyoncé Do takes on religion in her new show.
The singer-songwriter and guitarist from Hitchin plays uplifting folk-rock.
From the Jam, The Selecter
Fozzy claim to be America's most entertaining band. They appear to involve WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, if that's any help.
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 girl group consisting of Siobhan Donaghy, Mutya Buena, and Keisha Buchanan.