O2 Academy Islington is situated in the heart of fashionable N1, North London, a 17,000 square foot purpose built venue, with a capacity of 800.
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O2 Academy Islington
16 Parkfield StreetIslingtonLondonN1 0PS
- +44 (0)20 7288 4400
- Public transport:
- Angel, Underground
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I've seen the Raveonettes perform twice here, and they are a good band! However, I don't know why they keep choosing this venue, other than it's small (and they have a rather small cult following, although some would say massive, but that's probably globally rather than London alone), supposedly intimate and it's located in a trendy part of town. However, this venue's sound system really lets...more
3 words: club de fromage
Unfortunately, there are so many other words that i can't give this place more than 3 stars. I think I'm just a bit too old. I used to go here a lot though, for the cheese.
The whole place is slightly... sticky. Might be those over-priced jelly shots.
And it's in a shopping centre, and it always has a queue of goths outside it at 3pm, which can be...more
it's a venue chain, I wouldn't say I had a bad experience. but it wasn't anything special either.
I did appreciate that they had AC, and that there was a good amount of security at the show, but it felt very organized and mainstream for a punk venue, I WANT anarchy and more forgiving stage guards who don't grab the minute he gets hoisted up while crowd surfing. I think they could have worked...more
A guaranteed great night out is always to be found at Club de Fromage. I've seen the coolest indie kids and gloomiest goths cast of the shackles of oppression and throw some cheesy shapes to Rick Astley and Gina G.
But if you cringe at disco and hate the thought of pop - don't let my description above put you off. The kind of cheese they play is the finest camembert, rather than mouldy...more
I can't believe I'm actually admitting it, but I love their Club de Fromage night on a Saturday. Whenever I've ended up here after beginning the night fairly civilly I always wonder what/who/why/how?! whilst having a word with me, myself and I in the bathroom, but jokes aside I can say I've never had an uneventful night here.
Due to the fancy dress theme, from 80's to 'bad taste' (aren't...more