O2 Academy Glasgow

O2 Academy Glasgow has made an outstanding contribution to Scotland’s vibrant live music scene since its arrival in the city in 2003.

O2 Academy Glasgow

About O2 Academy Glasgow

121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow City Centre G5 9NT
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The venue made a fantastic first impression with a successful launch week that saw the stage christened by Deacon Blue on 26 March followed by Bryan Ferry and the Sugababes playing in celebration of the doors opening. The Grade B listed building was restored to its former glory, returning much of the original splendour after being closed for 10 years.

The history of the building and the site where O2 Academy Glasgow now stands is both fascinating and tragic. In 1825, on the same spot, was the Eglinton St United Secession Church, until it was converted to The New Bedford Picture House in 1921. It sadly burnt down and was completely destroyed just over ten years later in 1932 but rebuilt and opened on 31 December the same year. It finally closed on 18 July 1973, but it once again re-opened for business a few months later, this time as a Bingo hall until it was closed and boarded up in 1993 until the opening night a decade later.

O2 Academy Glasgow has hosted a diverse programme of events, from music and club nights to comedy, and attracted international musicians and home grown talent to the city. Since the first notes were sung and chords struck on the stage back in 2003, there have been numerous highlights including shows from Belle and Sebastian, The White Stripes, Frankie Boyle, The Prodigy, Motorhead, Foals, Stereophonics and Snoop Dogg.

Upcoming Events at O2 Academy Glasgow

The Dead South and support

The Dead South and support

3rd February 2019
Canada's The Dead South are truly a one of a kind, make sure you catch them at the O2 Academy Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections 2019!
Bastille

Bastille

6th February 2019
Bastille have announced an intimate tour for January and February 2019, they'll play the O2 Academy Glasgow on February 6th!
Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan

23rd February 2019
Don’t miss your chance to see Troye Sivan, when he brings the Bloom tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow on 23rd February 2019!
Foreverland: Enchanted Forest Rave

Foreverland: Enchanted Forest Rave

8th March 2019
Foreverland, the World's most magical club night, transforms the O2 Academy Glasgow into an enchanted forest for a night of immersive raving!
The Stranglers: Back On Track Tour 2019

The Stranglers: Back On Track Tour 2019

9th March 2019
The Stranglers are bringing their Back On The Tracks tour with special guests Dr Feelgood to the O2 Academy Glasgow on March 9th!
The Wailers

The Wailers

10th March 2019
Catch legendary band The Wailers in Glasgow when they play the O2 Academy on Sunday 10th March as part of their UK headline tour!
Love From Stourbridge 2019

Love From Stourbridge 2019

13th April 2019
Ned's Atomic Dustbin & Pop Will Eat Itself are heading out on their Love From Stourbridge tour in April, don't miss it when it comes to the O2 Academy Glasgow on the 13th!
Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys

22nd April 2019
Boston legends, Dropkick Murphys, return to the UK in 2019 for a string of new dates including a night at the O2 Academy Glasgow on April 22nd!
Craig David presents TS5

Craig David presents TS5

26th April 2019
Craig David is bringing the world-renowned DJ show TS5 back to the UK for more parties throughout the nation, catch it at the O2 Academy Glasgow on Friday 26th April!
Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

29th June 2019
Icons, superstars, legends... Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for over thirty years, don't miss them when they play the O2 Academy Glasgow on June 29th!
The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

The Bohemians - A Night of Queen

6th September 2019
Enjoy a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert courtesy of Queen Tribute band The Bohemians at the O2 Academy Glasgow on September 6th!

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