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O2 Academy Leicester


the university of leicester,


university road, leicester, le1 7rh

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O2 Academy Leicester is the most recent addition to Academy Music Group, in partnership with the University of Leicester Students’ Union and successfully opened on campus in September 2010 with a sell-out performance by Professor Green.

Housed in the award-winning Percy Gee building, one of the oldest on the main campus, the Students’ Union welcomed a £15m refurbishment to create a first class SU, with outstanding entertainment facilities.

The University of Leicester is consistently ranked among the top in the country for student satisfaction and has been ranked as ‘University Of The Year’ by The Times Higher Education magazine. The University can point to a proud history of the biggest names in music to its Percy Gee Building; the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who Genesis, The Smiths and The Jam have all played there in its former incarnation.

With a healthy diary, O2 Academy Leicester is not only a centre of attraction for the vibrant student population, but a well-received addition to the live music scene for the general public in the East Midlands.

Academy Music Group invested £1.4m in production equipment across its three unique venues at O2 Academy Leicester (1,400 capacity), O2 Academy2 Leicester (500 capacity) and the Scholar (150 capacity) and collectively hosts some 250 events per year, taking in some 250,000 visitors.

venue details

CAPACITY

1,450 + 50 guests (free flow)

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SECURITY

Showsec International Ltd – booked through venue

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CREW

All Alliance – booked through venue

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CURFEWS

Curfews and production restrictions apply on club nights. These will be advised when availabilities are given by the Venue Manager

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BARRIER

Mojo in-house for stage and FOH

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Depth:                           6m     (19.68ft)
Width:                          13.5m (44.28ft)
Height:                         1.1m   (3.60ft)

CLEARANCE TO TRUSS:              
4m (13.12ft)
 
CLEARANCE TO CEILING:
5.44m (note there is a drop in ceiling level due to air-con at the rear of the stage)
 
RISERS:
1x 8x8 drum riser. Please contact the Technical Manager in advance to arrange any other requirements

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POWER

Sound:                       63 Amp 3 Phase available for touring production
 
Stage:                        32 / 32 / 32 / 16 / patchable socapex
 
Lighting:                    125 Amp 3 Phase on C form or powerlocs available for touring production
 
House Lighting:       200 Amp 3 Phase      
                                                           
Parking Power:         3 x 16 Amp and 1 x 32 Amp single Phase

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LOAD IN

Flat load:
From loading bay via ramp, then straight on to back of stage. Loading to venue floor can be done from vehicle level. Load in lift available if required. Please ask for further access information if necessary

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PARKING

Buses:                                    
The venue can accommodate two buses. Please provide vehicle registration details 48 hours in advance
 
Trucks:
                                  
Parking available with power, dependent upon bus requirements. Please contact the Venue Manager in advance  
 
Cars / Splitters
:                      
The University has parking for smaller vehicles available. Please provide vehicle registration details 48 hours in advance

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CATERING FACILITIES

 Location:                     O2 Academy3
Seating:                       Yes
Curfew (last meal):     N/A
Gas bottles:                 No

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MERCHANDISE

Stall in foyer
Band to sell, merch fee applicable at 12p per head plus VAT

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DRESSING ROOMS & PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Dressing Rooms:        2 x en-suite with showers – a third can be arranged
Production Office:      Next to dressing rooms, seats 2 with en-suite WC and shower
Additional rooms on request in advance
Specific touring flight case storage is available on request

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PA SPECIFICATION

FOH:
18 x L’Acoustics dVDOSC full range WST enclosure
6 x L’Acoustics dVSUB HP 3x15 Sub enclosures
6 x L’Acoustics SB28 HP 2 x 18 Sub enclosures
Powered by LA8 Amplification
 
CONTROL:
1 x Tascam CDRW900 CD writer
1 x BSS FDS-960 Stereo Graphic EQ
1x Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console or Digidesign MixRack Console
 
MULTICORE:
48 channels to front of house with splits for monitors
 
MONITORS:
12 x Martin LE1500   
1 x AA215 DrumSub                         
5 x BSS 334 Minidrive           
4 x Crown Xti 1000 Amplifier             
5 x Crown Xti 4000 Power Amplifier
2 x Martin Blackline S218 Sub          
2 x Martin Blackline H3                                 
1 x BSS 336 Minidrive           
2 x Crown Xti 1000 Amplifier             
2 x Crown Xti 4000 Amplifier
 
CONTROL:
1 x Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console or Digidesign MixRack Console depending on FOH choice

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MICROPHONES

10 x BSS DI
6 x AKG451
8 x Sennheisser 604
1 x Sennheisser 602
1 x AKG D112
1 x Shure Beta 52
1 x Shure Beta 91
6 x Shure Beta 57
4 x Shure Beta 58
4 x Shure 57
6 x Shure 58
 
MICROPHONE STANDS:
20 x Beyerdynamic GST500
10 x Beyerdynamic GST550

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HOUSE LIGHTING

Control is from an Avolites Pearl Expert with Titan software and Touch Wing
 
Conventional lighting is supplied with 36 channels of Light Processor dimmers and there are 48 channels of hot power available. This is distributed via a custom built patch bay system. Alternatively, touring production can use their own dimming and patching using house power supplied on powerlocs
 
FIXTURES AVAILABLE:
8 x Robe Spot 575 AT
6 x Robe 170 AT Spot
8 x Martin Mac 301
4 x Robin 300Ebeam Classic
4 x Robe 4 Cell LED Blinders
4 x 4 Cell Blinders
6 x Source 4 Junior Zoom
1 x JEMK1 Hazer
1 x Jem ZR 44
6 x Bars of 6 Par 64
 
These can be used on their own or in conjunction with touring production

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RIGGING

House lighting is positioned on six one tonne points over stage, giving a front, middle and back truss

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VISUAL EQUIPMENT

There is a Green Hippo “Critter” media server that can be used to provide visual content or there are VGA inputs onstage and by Front of House that can be fed into the Kramer visual distribution system. This can send images to the main projectors and to the screens mounted around the venue
 
Main projector is a Sanyo PLC6500 focused on the back of stage
 
16ft fast fold screen can be hung from the back truss. This reduces stage depth by a 1.5m

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