O2 Academy Brixton

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Brixton Academy
Stockwell

Built in the 1920s as a cinema at a cost of £250,000, Brixton Academy is London's most credible major rock venue. Although it's echoey when half-full, the 5,000-capacity space is popular because the raked standing area gives good sightlines. Pop acts such as Goldfrapp occasionally feature, but programming favours metal, indie and alt-rock. As one of the capital's largest non-stadium venues, Brixton Academy played its part in rock history – it hosted the Sex Pistols reunion gigs in September 2007, Leftfield broke the venue's decibel record in 1996 bringing showers of dust and plaster down around them, and The Smiths played their last ever gig here in December 1986.

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Brixton Academy: 10 classic gigs

Venue name: O2 Academy Brixton
Contact:
Address: 211
Stockwell Rd
London
SW9 9SL
Transport: Tube: Brixton

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  • Stand-up Friday September 18 2015 - Saturday September 19 2015
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  • Rock and indie Thursday September 24 2015 - Friday September 25 2015
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  • Rock and indie Saturday September 26 2015
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  • Folk, country and blues Wednesday September 30 2015 - Friday October 2 2015
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  • Rock and indie Friday October 9 2015
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  • Rock and indie Saturday October 10 2015
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  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Tuesday October 13 2015
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  • Rock and indie Wednesday October 14 2015
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  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Thursday October 15 2015
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  • Dance and electronic Friday October 16 2015 - Saturday October 17 2015
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