O2 Academy Islington
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, London, N1 0PS
Book Tickets: To purchase tickets in person, O2 Academy Islington Box Office is open for cash ticket sales between 12pm-4pm, Monday ? Saturday. Tickets are also available from O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire from 4pm on show days and O2 Academy Brixton 2 hours before door times on show days ? please see venue listings for opening times (no booking fee charged on cash transactions). Public holidays may vary Door sales on the night of a show are CASH ONLY. Local outlet: Stargreen 020 7734 8932or www.stargreen.com Disabled Bookings: Customers requiring access to the disabled area at O2 Academy Islington can purchase tickets through any agency and then must contact the venue on 020 7288 4410 between 10am and 6pm (Monday ? Friday) or email email@example.com with requirements so the appropriate provisions can be made. The disabled access area is not static and is created on a show by show basis depending upon the number of people requiring access. If you are registered disabled you are entitled to be accompanied by a free carer so please take this into consideration when booking your ticket(s). Age Restrictions: Gigs: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 8 Clubs: Strictly over 18s (Photographic ID may be required) About O2 Academy Islington saw AMG?s venue estate in London reach four incredible spaces. Since opening in September 2003, the intimate venue has welcomed some of today?s biggest international artists to the smaller stage, including American hip-hop legend, Eminem. AMG?s venue assets in the Capital covers the perfect range of sites to facilitate any event from the 250 capacity O2 Academy 2 Islington, the 800 capacity O2 Academy Islington, 2,000 capacity O2 Shepherd?s Bush Empire to the 4,921 capacity O2 Academy Brixton, assuring promoters that AMG can present bands at all levels of success, genre, vibe and orientation to music lovers in London. Strobe Lighting Events will use strobes effect lighting on most shows signs are displayed as such, on shows with a higher than usual amount / level of this effect extra signage is displayed. Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on: www.directenquiries.com
Angel (Northern Line) The nearest tube station is Angel which is situated on the Northern Line which is not an accessible station.
For up to date travel information call 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or visit www.tfl.gov.uk The closest accessible station is King?s Cross St. Pancras, which is served by a number of underground and overground services. Kings Cross to Angel is then served by Bus numbers 476, 73 & 30.
To find O2 Academy Islington visit www.maps.google.co.uk Travel information in and around London visit www.tfl.gov.uk For customised travel plans, please use TFL?s Journey Planner http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/
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For up to date travel information call 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or visit www.tfl.gov.uk Buses from Kings Cross depart from stop E and arrive at Bus Stop X or Y on Upper Street which are approximately 85m from the entrance of O2 Academy Islington. There is an accessible ramp from the bus stops to pavement level on Upper Street or steps (12).
N1 Centre, Islington - www.n1islington.com/find-us/ The N1 Shopping Centre has a customer car park, which has a number of disabled parking spaces. The car park is served by a lift which serves both O2 Academy Islington (Ground Floor) and O2 Academy2 Islington (First Floor) www.n1islington.com
Access Booking Tickets To book tickets for O2 Academy Islington and O2 Academy2 Islington. Please book your ticket through www.ticketweb.co.uk and then contact the venue on 020 7288 4410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss arrangements and organise your companion ticket should one be required. Once you have been in contact with the venue you will be sent an email confirmation that should be printed off and brought with you when you attend the event. You can also contact the box office through text relay by 18002 020 7288 4410 should this be required. Companion / Carer Ticket This venue offers one free companion ticket. This can be booked by contacting the venue directly. These can be limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange. Companion / carer ticket holders should be able to meet the needs and assist the person they are accompanying in the event of an emergency. Braille Braille information sheets are available on request please call 02072884410 or email email@example.com Arriving at the Venue We recommend arriving at the venue 10 - 15 minutes prior to the doors opening. The door time will be stated on the tickets or confirmations. Please try to arrive at the venue no later than 60 minutes after the doors open. On arrival please go to the relevant box office for your event, if your event is in O2 Academy Islington, the entrance is on the ground floor of the N1 Shopping Centre opposite the pedestrian car park entrance. For O2 Academy2 Islington, the entrance is on the first floor opposite Vue Cinema, next door to Yo Sushi restaurant. Accessible Area & Facilities The area at O2 Academy Islington is created on a show by show basis and is either located facing the right hand of the stage or in the mezzanine area. Both can be accessed via a lift. The area can accommodate a total of two wheelchairs with 7 seats. The area at O2 Academy2 Islington is created on a show by show basis and will be subject to the requirements of the customers. There are 2 accessible toilets in O2 Academy Islington and 1 in O2 Academy2 Islington; neither requires a radar key. Bar Service The bars adjacent to the disabled areas do not have lowered sections. Both areas are manned by security who are happy to assist should the need arise. Box Office Please be aware that the box office doesn?t have an induction loop fitted. Both box offices are at an accessible height for wheelchair users.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 14s who are not accompanied by an adult.
More information about The Defiled tickets
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As the battle for British metal’s spirit and future rages on, few astute observers would bet against The Defiled emerging triumphant. The London-based quartet have had a phenomenal impact on these shores and beyond over the last few years, with a strident, genre-blitzing sound that both delivers the crushing, riff-driven goods and shrewdly redefines what it means to bring the 21st- century mosh. Formed in 2005, The Defiled exploded onto an unsuspecting metal scene in 2008 with their debut EP ‘1888’ before devoting themselves to establishing a reputation as one of the most exhilarating live bands in living memory. When the band’s brutally irresistible debut album ‘Grave Times’ dropped in 2011, the response was universally ecstatic, with major rock and metal press queuing up to proclaim The Defiled as the saviours of modern British heaviness.
Having risen rapidly to the top of the UK metal tree, The Defiled – made up of founding member and keyboard maestro The AvD, singer/guitarist Stitch D, bassist Vincent Hyde and drummer Needles - are now poised to obliterate any and all opposition and make a claim for immortality with their monstrous second album, ‘Daggers’. Recorded at the renowned Audio Hammer studio in Florida with acclaimed sonic guru Jason Suecof (Trivium/Devildriver/Motionless In White), the Brits’ sophomore release further defines and refines their groundbreaking blend of metallic savagery, state-of-the-art electronics and bold anthemic melodies. Everything is bigger. Everything is better.
With an ever-expanding fan base hungry for more, The Defiled have made light work of evolving into the ultimate cutting-edge metal band and Daggers looks certain to propel them to the very top of the heavy music ladder. After self-releasing their debut, the band have taken the DIY route once again this time, harnessing the power of their rabid fan base, funding the new record via the celebrated Pledge Music platform and generating an irresistible buzz of expectation that has led to a new partnership with ex-Roadrunner Records A&R guru Monte Conner’s newly-established Nuclear Blast Entertainment imprint. The sheer quality of the resultant studio sessions will soon be plain for all to see. Veering from the seething grooves and lacerating hooks of ‘Unspoken’ and ‘As I Drown’ to the mutant electro-squall of ‘Porcelain’ and the startling raw balladry of ‘5 Minutes’, this is an album revels in diversity, dynamics and the devastating power of the human imagination.
Having already conquered major UK festivals like Download and Sonisphere, not to mention triumphant supports slots with everyone from Murderdolls and Static-X to Ghost and Godsmack, this is a band primed and ready to dominate the metal world. In contrast to the stark emotions and celebratory verve of their debut, however, the new album aims higher on every level, delving deep into the psyches and feelings of its creators, resulting in a furious but thought-provoking miasma of emotional intensity, unsettling insights and metaphysical musings. Gleaming platinum-plated proof that the future has already arrived, The Defiled will claim 2013 as their own as Daggers lays down a new blueprint and manifesto for this most distinctive and destructive of contemporary creative forces. Strap yourselves in for the white-knuckle ride to end them all: right now, The Defiled are unstoppable.
The Defiled will play shows in London and Manchester as part of a wider UK tour, starting in November.Each purchase comes with a free digital EP featuring one track from each band. Once your purchase has gone through, a link to download your EP will be sent to you within 30 days