O2 Academy Brixton

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O2 Academy Brixton
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Brixton Academy

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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Venue name: O2 Academy Brixton
Address: 211
Stockwell Rd
Transport: Tube: Brixton
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  • Pop Monday July 24 2017
  • Rock and indie Saturday July 29 2017
  • Stand-up Sunday July 30 2017 - Tuesday December 19 2017
  • Punk and metal Wednesday August 23 2017
  • Pop Saturday September 9 2017 - Sunday September 10 2017
  • Rap, hip hop and R&B Wednesday September 20 2017
  • Punk and metal Friday September 22 2017
  • Saturday September 23 2017
  • Dance and electronic Thursday September 28 2017 - Friday September 29 2017
  • Rock and indie Thursday October 5 2017
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