academy music group

the uk's leading owner

and operator of live music

and club venues

Latest news

AMG venues and promoters nominated for major music industry awards


Academy Music Group has received three nominations in the Live UK Music Business Awards [Read more]

Slaves announce huge UK tour


The award winning duo to play across the UK, including two nights at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire [Read more]

Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell announce huge UK tour


The two figureheads of punk and new wave have collaborated on a new album titled ‘This Time It's Personal’. [Read more]

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O2 Academy Glasgow

In March 2003, AMG expanded to Scotland with O2 Academy Glasgow, following a multi-million pound development of the former New Bedford Cinema. The New Bedford originally opened in 1921 as a cinema theatre venue and is now a magnificent 2,500 capacity live music venue, which retains the grandeur of the art deco period including original ceiling features, balcony and boxes, proscenium arch around the stage, paneling on the stairwell; as well as the original façade. 

The venue  houses a state of the art sound and lighting system and has the option of converting to a short hall format for shows requiring a smaller 1,100 capacity that is production complete or alternatively, a fully seated configuration. More recently, AMG configured a second 250 capacity venue, O2 Academy2 Glasgow, for newer, emerging artists.

O2 Academy Glasgow welcomes in the region 130 concerts and specialist club events per year. A focal point of the Scottish live music scene, the venue attracts up to 250,000 persons per annum.