There’s no denying that a good night out is part of the University experience. If gigs and club nights are your ideal way to unwind, slip on your party shoes and head to your very own O2 Academy on campus.
Opening in 2010, our O2 Academy was the very first venue of its kind to to partner with a Students’ Union. Purpose-built and fitted out with state of the art sound equipment, it’s also the only one to be found actually on a University campus.
That in itself makes it pretty special. But working in partnership with the Academy Music Group means you get to see some amazing acts right on your doorstep.
We famously launched with a sell-out show from Professor Green (who’s practically our best mate now). And since then, we’ve hosted a whole load of major names from Plan B, Chase and Status and Ben Howard to Jake Bugg, Bastille and Primal Scream.
We had a great time the day Leicester’s very own Kasabian came to play. The stadium-fillers played here as part of the Radio 1 Student Tour hosted by Zane Lowe. During the day, 200 lucky students got to watch as Fearne Cotton hosted the live lounge from The Scholar. Needless to say, people started queuing for tickets the night before they went on sale.
It would be rude to ignore the club nights. The O2 Academy is home to your weekly Union events LetsDisko on Wednesdays and Shabang on Fridays as well as many one-offs.
Also, be sure to keep a close eye out for the insanely popular club nights (Annie Mac, Sub Focus, Toddla T, Skream are amognst our previous visitors), and the biggest all night party of all every June - Summer Festiball. Shall we say, spolit for choice all year round?
Have a look what's on right now.