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O2 Academy2 Leicester


university of leicester students' union,


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 (250 capacity) and collectively hosts some 250 events per year, taking in some 250,000 visitors.

venue details

CAPACITY

500 standing
For seated format please contact the Venue Manager

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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

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Depth:             28ft     
Width:              38.5ft
Height:             4ft
 
RISERS:
1x 8x8 drum riser. Please contact the Technical Manager in advance to arrange any other requirements

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POWER

Stage Left:      1 x 32 Amp single phase
Bus Power:     1 x 16 Amp single phase available                                                                

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LOAD IN

Via disabled access ramp to side of building, flat load in, stage ramp available for load on to stage. Please ask for further access information if required

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PARKING

Please contact the Venue Manager in advance
 
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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MERCHANDISE

Merch fee applicable at 12p per head plus VAT

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DRESSING ROOM FACILITIES

1 x Green room for all bands to share, Additional dressing rooms can be arranged dependent on the use of the main room, please contact the Venue Manager at least 48 hours in advance

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PA SPECIFICATION

FOH:
Opus XS134 Active Crossover 1 per channel (spilt signal into 4 parts)
Opus High Frequency Amp 500W/side
Opus High Mid Amp 1250W/side
Opus Low Mid Amp 1250W/side
Opus Bass Amp 2500w/pair of bins
Opus AT1000 Speakers - 1 per side (2 total rated at 1k each)
Opus SB218 Bass Speakers - 4 per side (rated at 1k each)
 
Manufacturer’s specification can be found at:www.opusaudio.com/pl.html
 
CONTROL:
Desks are shared with main room and availability is dependent on diary requirements
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:
6 x Adlib Audio AA1515W.
3 x Crown XTI4000 amplifiers
           
CONTROL:
1 x Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console or Digidesign MixRack Console
Monitors can be driven from front of house console if needed. Please contact the technical team with your requirements

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MICROPHONES

Shared with the Scholar and exact usage is dependent on diary requirements
 
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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VISUAL EQUIPMENT

16ft fast fold screen can be hung from the back truss. This reduces stage depth by a 1.5m

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HOUSE LIGHTING

Control is from an Avolites Pearl Expert with Titan software
 
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:
6 x Martin Mac 250 Krypton on stage
4 x Martin Mac 250
2 x Martin Atomic 3000 DMX
2 x Pro Can 4 cell Mole fly
1 x Martin Magnum 1800 Smoke Machine x2
4 x Bars of 6 Par 64
 
Depending on diary requirements, fixtures from the main room can be used if arranged with the technical manager, please contact in advance

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RIGGING

Fly Bars:                    3 fly bars over stage. Hand winch from fly floor, 150Kg UDL
FOH Grid:                   6 x ½ tonne motors, 1000Kg UDL

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VENUE DETAILS:
O2 Academy Leicester
University of Leicester Students' Union
Percy Gee Building
University Road
Leicester 
LE1 7RH
 
Tel:      0116 223 1112
Fax:     0116 223 1148
 
Email: mail@o2academyleicester.co.uk
Web: o2academyleicester.co.uk
 
CONTACTS:

GENERAL MANAGER
Tom Turner
tom@o2academyleicester.co.uk
 
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
John Jameson 
john@o2academyleicester.co.uk

BARS MANAGER
Jonathan Munt 
jonathan@o2academyleicester.co.uk

TECHNICAL MANAGER
Stuart Duncan 
stuart@o2academyleicester.co.uk

BOX OFFICE:
0844 477 2000
24 Hours 7 Days
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