academy music group

the uk's leading owner

and operator of live music

and club venues

Latest news

Brandon Flowers new video 'I Can Change'


Following two sold out shows in May, Brandon Flowers unveils his latest video filmed at O2 Academy Brixton. [Read more]

Hot Chip add second date at O2 Academy Brixton


Hot Chip have confirmed a second headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton due to demand on Friday 23rd October. [Read more]

The View announce autumn tour


Off the back of festival appearances and Kyle Falconer’s tour with Mark Ronson performing The Bike Song, The View are pleased to announce a UK tour. [Read more]

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O2 Academy Glasgow

In March 2003, AMG expanded to Scotland with O2 Academy Glasgow, following a multi-million pound development of the former New Bedford Cinema. The New Bedford originally opened in 1921 as a cinema theatre venue and is now a magnificent 2,500 capacity live music venue, which retains the grandeur of the art deco period including original ceiling features, balcony and boxes, proscenium arch around the stage, paneling on the stairwell; as well as the original façade. 

The venue  houses a state of the art sound and lighting system and has the option of converting to a short hall format for shows requiring a smaller 1,100 capacity that is production complete or alternatively, a fully seated configuration. More recently, AMG configured a second 250 capacity venue, O2 Academy2 Glasgow, for newer, emerging artists.

O2 Academy Glasgow welcomes in the region 130 concerts and specialist club events per year. A focal point of the Scottish live music scene, the venue attracts up to 250,000 persons per annum.