UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey
O2 Academy Brixton
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, London, London, SW9 9SL
Approx. capacity: 4921
Book Tickets: To purchase tickets in person, O2 Academy Brixton Box Office is open for cash ticket sales 2 hours before doors on show days only please see venue listings for opening times. Tickets are also available from O2 Academy Islington 12pm-4pm, Monday-Saturday and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire from 4pm on show days only please see venue listings for opening times (No booking fee charged on cash transactions). Public holidays may vary. Local outlet: Stargreen 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com Disabled Bookings: Please call 020 7787 3129 or email email@example.com between 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday. This number is for disabled access bookings & information only. Age Restrictions: Gigs: The minimum age is 8 unless with written permission from venue management. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and seated in the Circle. Clubs: Strictly over 18s (Photographic ID may be required) About O2 Academy Brixton has long been hailed Londons flagship venue, a must-play for artists and must-visit for music lovers. It has scooped the NME Best Venue award on an incredible twelve occasions between 1994 and 2007, proving its popularity with fans and the media alike and in 2009, received the Music Week Venue Of The Year Award. With a capacity of almost 5,000, it is truly one of a kind on the circuit and combines the feeling of an electrifying arena sized atmosphere, with great views because of its sloping floor and incredible capabilities for production. Anyone who has waited for their favourite band to walk on stage at the South London venue will testify to its unbeatable atmosphere. Its magnificent art deco interior has been preserved and it houses Europes largest fixed stage, framed by an elaborate proscenium arch, based on the design of the Rialto Bridge. Contact Us Box Office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7771 3000 For recruitment, visit Academy Music Group For press please email email@example.com For marketing and partnerships please email firstname.lastname@example.org Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on: www.directenquiries.com
Brixton (Victoria Line) Stockwell (Northern Line)
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Go to http://www.lambeth.gov.uk for information about parking in Brixton. There is limited parking around O2 Academy Brixton. There are parking bays in the nearby roads and the road opposite the venue which are a mixture of Pay & Display and residential bays (times for free parking and time limits vary-Please check the signage before parking in these areas) www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/TransportStreets/Parking
Access Booking Tickets To book tickets for O2 Academy Brixton please contact the venue 10am-6pm Monday to Friday direct on 020 7787 3129 or email email@example.com to make a booking. Spaces are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis. 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 venue through text relay by 18002 020 7787 3129 should this be required. Companion Ticket This venue offers a limited amount of free companion tickets per show, these are available on a first come first served basis by contacting the venue directly (max one per disabled patron). These are limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange. Companion 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7787 3129. 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 first door on the left hand side at the front of the venue. Accessible Area & Facilities O2 Academy Brixton accessible platform is located on the left had side of the stalls area. The platform can accommodate up to approximately 6 access ticket holders and their companions. There is ramp access into the venue via the left hand set of front doors which also leads to the Box Office. The ramp is removable and put in place when needed by security. Please be aware due to the steps and pavement width the ramp is has a steep gradient. Security are on hand to assist on entry and exit. After entering the venue the accessible platform is on one level. The main floor of the auditorium slopes away below the platform providing a good view over the crowd to the stage (25m approximately). There is an accessible toilet close to the accessible platform in the Ra Bar, located just outside the auditorium. The accessible toilet is radar key compatible or security/box office staff can provide access on request. Bar Service There are no lowered areas at our bars, however there is a bar situated close to the accessible platform providing easy access for companions to purchase drinks. Staff at the bar will assist if required. Box office The box office does not currently have an induction loop system and is not of an accessible height. Staff will assist as much as possible. Merchandise Merchandise is available in the main foyer all products are displayed clearly on a board and can be brought closer to patrons on request. Strobe Lighting The venue will host clubs and bands who use strobes effect lighting, signs are displayed as such, on shows with a higher than usual amount/level of this effect extra signage is displayed. Transport & Other Local Information Address: O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL Public Transport The closest underground station is Brixton (Victoria Line) this station is an accessible station with lifts to street level, other local stations include Brixton Over ground and Stockwell Underground (Northern Line) however these are not accessible. www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner Brixton tube & rail stations are approximately 5 minutes from the venue. Buses run from outside the O2 Academy and from the High Street to Central London. Timetables can be found on the TFL website: www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner Parking There are two disabled parking bays outside of the front of the venue these are not the venues and are public bays.
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With support from - The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell
UB40 are Britain's greatest reggae artists and have survived more than 30 years in the music business, clocking up more than 70 million record sales worldwide with songs like Kingston Townand Red, Red Wine. With over 50 singles in the UK Chart, UB40’s contribution to pop music is extraordinary.
Ali, Mickey and Virtue, the three founding members are currently embarking on a huge world tour, which the fans have been crying out for, playing all the hits and new tracks from the forthcoming album, which will be released later in 2014. Due to phenomenal public demand, new dates have been added atBirmingham NIA on Friday 17th April 2015 and London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 18th April 2015 (with support from funk group Brand New Heavies).
The summer of 1978 saw the eight members of the Birmingham band, soon to become UB40, drawn together by their love of Jamaican reggae. Taking their name from a notorious British unemployment form, the band played their first local gig in Birmingham in 1979, and spent the rest of the year performing at pubs and clubs around the UK. British radio legend John Peel was so impressed with the group's first demo tape that he invited them to perform on his Radio One show in 1980. At the same time, the band were also asked to support The Pretenders on their triumphant national tour. They released a Top 5 single in the UK in February 1980 and, in 1981, released a brace of albums, 'Present Arms' and 'Present Arms In Dub'. Their breakthrough came with the hit single, 'Red, Red Wine'. The song topped the British singles charts in 1983 and, after renewed promotion following the 1988 Nelson Mandela Concert at Wembley, the single reached the number 1 spot in the US.
Touring America and Canada in 1985, the group celebrated another hit single with 'I Got You Babe', recorded with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. In 1986 they finished 'Rat In The Kitchen', and further recording in 1987 and 1988 was complimented by a world tour. 1993's platinum selling album, 'Promises And Lies', spawned the hit 'Can't Help Falling In Love', which topped the U.S. pop chart for seven consecutive weeks. The subsequent tour culminated in a series of shows in South Africa, with them dedicating their anti-apartheid anthem, 'Sing Our Own Song', to President Nelson Mandela.
The band's initial line up lasted for 30 years from the band's formation in 1978 until front-man Ali Campbell’s departure from the band in 2008. Since that time, two other founding members (Mickey Virtue and Astro) have also left the band, and the trio of Campbell, Virtue, and Astro have since formed UB40.
The Brand New Heavies who will be supporting the band for their London O2 Academy Brixton show are without doubt true pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene. A British institution, their unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the UK music scene for well over two decades. Over the years The Brand New Heavies have been responsible for some of the UK’s biggest R & B/ soul tracks, scoring 16 top 40 singles including ‘Dream On Dreamer’ and ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, as well as over two million album sales.
No Under 8s
U14s must be accompanied by an adult and seated upstairs
Under 25's require I.D to purchase alcohol
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