The Hype Theory
O2 Academy 3 Birmingham
O2 Academy Birmingham, 16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB
Book Tickets: Box Office Opening Hours: 12-4pm Monday Friday 11-4pm Saturday Closed Sunday Opening times may vary during public holidays please see www.facebook.co.uk/o2academybirmingham for announcements. When the box office is closed tickets can be bought online or over the phone with our primary ticket agent: Ticketweb on 08444 77 2000. About AMG invested 5.5m in its latest 45,000sq ft development, three state of the art venues that can operate independently as well as simultaneously. With an exceptionally busy diary, O2 Academy Birmingham actively supports new and developing talent in O2 Academy2 and O2 Academy 3, through to gigs by top international artists for over 3,000 fans in its main auditorium. Contact Us Book tickets: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr) Venue information and Box Office: 0121 622 8250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Academy Music Group information: For recruitment, visit Academy Music Group For press please email email@example.com For marketing and partnerships please email firstname.lastname@example.org Disabled Access Bookings: Please email email@example.com with your access requirements and the show you wish to see in order to make a booking. All e-mails will be responded to within 2 working days. Spaces may be limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis and you must book directly through the venue to ensure access. You can also contact the box office through text relay www.textrelay.org.uk should this be required. Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on this website. www.directenquiries.com
Birmingham New St is the nearest train station and is an accessible station. It is approximately ten minutes walk from O2 Academy Birmingham.
The nearest bus stop is approximately 50m from the entrance to the venue on Bristol St. The following buses stop at this stop: 61, 63, X62, X64. There is also a stop on the opposite side of the road but as Bristol St is a triple carriageway, there is an accessible subway that must be used in order to cross the road to get to the venue. The following buses stop across the road: 61, 63, 886, X62, X64. Full details of bus services can be found at nxbus.co.uk
There is no dedicated parking at O2 Academy Birmingham. There is an extremely limited number of on street parking spaces on Irving St just behind the venue. Alternatively please see www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk/info for full details of local car parks and public transport.
Access Booking Tickets To book tickets for O2 Academy Birmingham: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your access requirements and the show you wish to see in order to make a booking. All e-mails will be responded to within 2 working days. Spaces may be limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis and you must book directly through the venue to ensure access. You can also contact the box office through text relay www.textrelay.org.uk should this be required. Companion / Carer Ticket This venue offers one free companion ticket which will be arranged by the venue when booking tickets. These are 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 email email@example.com or call 0121 622 8250. Arriving at the Venue We recommend arriving at the venue 10 - 15 minutes prior to the doors opening as disabled patrons are invited to enter the venue first. 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 front of the queue and present your confirmation e-mail to security or box office staff. All box offices are at an accessible height. We currently do not have induction loops fitted at the box offices. Strobe Lighting Flashing and strobe lighting is likely to be used at all shows but may vary in intensity and frequency. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information relating to specific shows. O2 Academy3: O2 Academy3 is our smallest room and as a result we do not have a dedicated disabled access area but the venue is on ground level and so is fully accessible. Wheelchair users and ambulant disabled patrons are welcomed and can be accommodated please contact email@example.com to make these arrangements. There is an accessible toilet in 3 which is accessed by radar key. There is a lowered section to the bar that is accessible for wheelchair users. Merchandise is sold on the ground floor and so is accessible throughout the show.
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 Hype Theory tickets
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The Hype Theory are a powerpop/punk band from Chelmsford, Essex. Their blend of summery pop rock tunes has taken them to the biggest UK festivals including Download, T in the Park, Underage, Hevy and Sonisphere. The band formed in the summer of 2010 after lead vocalist Katy Jackson and Guitarist Sean Bishop spent a year of experimental writing together at college.
The pair then finished the line up with Josh Coombes on drums, Jack Divey on bass and Tom Harrison on Guitar and have since spent the past year supporting bands such as Me vs Hero, Summerlin, Don Broco, All Forgotten, Shadows Chasing Ghosts, The First and Paige to name a few.
In November 2010 the band self released their debut single ‘We Will Be Singing’ which was picked up by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and earned them the title as one of 2010’s Hottest female fronted bands voted by Kerrang! Radios listeners. They now receive regular airtime on the station.
In December 2010 the band hit the studio with Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana) to record their debut album, titled 'Glory Days'. These recordings drew the attention of many record labels, but the band decided to sign with Small Town Records in the Spring of 2011. ‘Kid At Heart’ was the first single released through Small Town Records, on 8th August 2011.
The music video which accompanied the single has seen extensive play on none other than Kerrang and Scuzz TV. The summer of 2011 has seen the band play the UK's biggest festivals after earning a place in the final 8 of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam. This saw the band share the stage with the biggest names in rock at Download, T In The Park, Sonisphere, Hevy, and Underage festivals, as well as at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Things for The Hype Theory have been moving fast, and with tours booked up for the foreseeable future, there's no doubt that this band are a force to be reckoned with.