Primarily showcasing the likes of indie, rock and pop, the O2 Academy Bristol is a live music venue offering a blend of up-and-coming artists with popular performers. It also hosts regular club nights from some of the best club brands around, such as One Nation, Annie Mac Presents and Bedlam, and the resident Ramshackle.
The Bristol venue is part of the chain of O2 Academies across the UK. It is situated on a former ice rink and cinema, part of Mecca Leisure Group’s entertainment complex. The site later transformed into a nightclub before officially becoming the Bristol Academy in 2001.
The venue features two rooms. Its main space is known for churning out indie and alternative music, as well as DJ nights, whereas the upstairs room is used for smaller gigs and events. Over the years, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Faithless and many others have performed to Bristolians, making it a leading venue for locals in the city.