academy music group


the uk's leading owner


and operator of live music


and club venues

Latest news

Catfish And The Bottlemen announce March 2015 headline UK tour

30/09/2014

The ‘Cocoon’ singers will hit the road next Spring for their biggest UK headline tour to date, including a show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. [Read more]


The War On Drugs announce February 2015 UK tour dates

29/09/2014

Following on from November’s upcoming sold out UK tour dates, The War On Drugs hit the road again in February 2015. [Read more]


Gerard Way announces debut UK solo tour dates

23/09/2014

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will undertake his first solo UK tour this November. [Read more]


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Venue focus

O2 Academy Leicester

Academy Music Group and the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union launched O2 Academy Leicester on campus in September 2010.

The Students’ Union, housed in the Percy Gee building, is the heart of the University of Leicester following a £15m development. The introduction of the 1,450 capacity live music and club venue was an integral feature of this programme, with first-class facilities to cater for the biggest live acts on the touring circuit.

With a vibrant local scene, there are two additional production-complete venues on site, O2 Academy2 Leicester (500 capacity) and the Scholar for 250 patrons, all of which operate independently, as well as simultaneously.