O2 Academy Islington
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O2 Academy Islington is situated in the heart of North London. Formerly The Marquee Club, the 17,000 square foot purpose built venue, with a capacity of 800 is situated in the N1 Centre and ensures a superb diary all year round from internationally acclaimed artists and new talent.
The venue opened on Friday 19th September 2003 with US rockers Alkaline Trio, and was immediately followed by a staggering and diverse diary including Muse, The Cure and The Zutons.
In May-June 2008, O2 Academy Islington hosted 20 Sparks gigs, a unique concept of performing virtually all of the band’s albums.
O2 Academy Islington has hosted numerous exclusive events; in November 2004 it was the chosen venue for Eminem’s only European date of the year, in 2008 the mighty Def Leppard performed a special show and in 2010, rock royalty KISS played an intimate one-off gig here before their arena tour.
Academy Music Group developed the 250 capacity O2 Academy2 Islington (London) at the end of 2003, the adjoining smaller space to the main O2 Academy Islington. Specifically designed to function flexibly as a stand alone, production complete gig venue, it also provides a second room for club nights with all facilities in-house. A key venue on the London gig scene, O2 Academy2 Islington has enjoyed sell-out gigs from the likes of The Script and The Courteeners.
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O2 Academy Islington is available to hire for concerts and privately for a variety of uses. As well as being a versatile entertainment space, the venue’s two rooms can be used for corporate events, exhibitions, conferences and private parties. It’s regularly used by artists as a rehearsal space ahead of tours or festival performances and can also function as a location for filming shoots.