O2 Academy Brixton will be closed until April after a fatal stampede occurred at an Asake concert at this venue in December.
People outside the hall on December 15 were able to get into the show, which led to overcrowding and the cancellation of the concert halfway through.
Two people died as a result of the stampede — 33-year-old Rebecca Ikumelo and 23-year-old security officer Gaby Hutchinson. The third participant, 21 years old, is still in hospital in critical condition.
After the O2 Academy Brixton licence was temporarily suspended until January 16, Lambeth Council said they would meet again that day to discuss the future of the venue. Before the meeting, a representative of the Academy Music Group (AMG), the company that manages the venue, said that it would be closed voluntarily until April while investigations continue. Then it was announced at the meeting that the stadium’s license would also be suspended for three months.
Lambeth Council has the right to suspend the facility’s license or permanently revoke it.
After closing, many concerts at this venue are being moved to new venues across London. Dates in January for Wallows, Sleep Token and PVRIS have been moved to Eventim Apollo, and the March Dry Cleaning and Beartooth concerts will now take place at The Roundhouse and OVO Arena Wembley, respectively. Palaye Royale has promised to announce new venues in the week beginning January 16.
Despite reports that Pendulum’s London concerts in March have been cancelled, someone close to the band’s team confirmed to NME that this is not the case and a new venue will be announced soon.
See the full upcoming listings for O2 Academy Brixton through April and an update on their status below. The data below is accurate at the time of publication and will be updated regularly. Visit the venue’s website and browse the websites of individual artists to find out more news and information.
18 – Wallows: moved to Eventim Apollo on the same date
22 – Sleep Token: moved to Eventim Apollo on the same date
25 – Viagra Boys: moved to Troxy on the same date
28 – Dimension live: no news yet
26 – PVRIS: moved to Eventim Apollo on the same date
31 – Keshi: no news yet
1 – Keshi: no news yet
3 – Circa Waves: no news yet
10 – Palaye Royale: new venue TBA
11 – Parov Stelar: no news yet
14 – Caroline Polachek: no news yet
18 – 2manydjs: no news yet
19 – Röyksopp: no news yet
24 – Ezra Collective: no news yet
3 – Dry Cleaning: moved to The Roundhouse on the same date
4 – Hundred Reasons: moved to Eventim Apollo on the same date
5 – Pendulum: new venue TBA
6 – Pendulum: new venue TBA
7 – $uicideboy$: no news yet
8 – $uicideboy$: no news yet
9 – Father John Misty: no news yet
11 – Lamb Of God: no news yet
13 – Oxxxymiron: no news yet
15 – FKJ 2023: no news yet
17 – Fatboy Slim: no news yet
18 – Fatboy Slim: no news yet
19 – Beartooth: moved to OVO Arena Wembley on the same date
22 – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: no news yet
23 – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: no news yet
24 – Franc Moody: no news yet
25 – Suede: no news yet
26 – Suede: no news yet
28 – The Blaze: no news yet
29 – I Prevail: no news yet
31 – SG Lewis: no news yet