The O2 Academy Newcastle (formerly the Carling Academy Newcastle) is a music venue in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was opened on 14 October 2005 to an evening headlined by Sunderland band The Futureheads.
A beautiful historic venue, AMG invested millions to restore the former City Centre bingo hall on Westgate Road in October 2005. Boasting a magnificent auditorium with original features in the ceiling and stairways and balcony, it really is a dramatic and atmospheric space.
The venue also houses a secondary O2 Academy 2 Newcastle space with a production-complete capacity of 400 for showcasing new talent from the local area and breaking new acts on the touring circuit.
Box Office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)
Tel: 0191 260 2020
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Black Star Riders (09/12/13) - Brilliant
Black Star Riders were Brilliant, from the star right to the end. Played most of their New Album Hell Breaks Loose with a good mix of classic Thin Lizzy thrown in. Newcastle crowd were a little bit quiet until The Cowboy song, then the place seemed to go crazy. Very nice touch off Damon playing the Blaydon Races. Great band really seem to love playing live. Cant wait until they come back. Brilliant