O2 Academy Islington
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, London, N1 0PS
Book Tickets: To purchase tickets in person, O2 Academy Islington Box Office is open for cash ticket sales between 12pm-4pm, Monday ? Saturday. Tickets are also available from O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire from 4pm on show days and O2 Academy Brixton 2 hours before door times on show days ? please see venue listings for opening times (no booking fee charged on cash transactions). Public holidays may vary Door sales on the night of a show are CASH ONLY. Local outlet: Stargreen 020 7734 8932or www.stargreen.com Disabled Bookings: Customers requiring access to the disabled area at O2 Academy Islington can purchase tickets through any agency and then must contact the venue on 020 7288 4410 between 10am and 6pm (Monday ? Friday) or email email@example.com with requirements so the appropriate provisions can be made. The disabled access area is not static and is created on a show by show basis depending upon the number of people requiring access. If you are registered disabled you are entitled to be accompanied by a free carer so please take this into consideration when booking your ticket(s). Age Restrictions: Gigs: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 8 Clubs: Strictly over 18s (Photographic ID may be required) About O2 Academy Islington saw AMG?s venue estate in London reach four incredible spaces. Since opening in September 2003, the intimate venue has welcomed some of today?s biggest international artists to the smaller stage, including American hip-hop legend, Eminem. AMG?s venue assets in the Capital covers the perfect range of sites to facilitate any event from the 250 capacity O2 Academy 2 Islington, the 800 capacity O2 Academy Islington, 2,000 capacity O2 Shepherd?s Bush Empire to the 4,921 capacity O2 Academy Brixton, assuring promoters that AMG can present bands at all levels of success, genre, vibe and orientation to music lovers in London. Strobe Lighting Events will use strobes effect lighting on most shows signs are displayed as such, on shows with a higher than usual amount / level of this effect extra signage is displayed. Details of nearby accessible hotels, bars and restaurants can be found on: www.directenquiries.com
Angel (Northern Line) The nearest tube station is Angel which is situated on the Northern Line which is not an accessible station.
For up to date travel information call 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or visit www.tfl.gov.uk The closest accessible station is King?s Cross St. Pancras, which is served by a number of underground and overground services. Kings Cross to Angel is then served by Bus numbers 476, 73 & 30.
To find O2 Academy Islington visit www.maps.google.co.uk Travel information in and around London visit www.tfl.gov.uk For customised travel plans, please use TFL?s Journey Planner http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/
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For up to date travel information call 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or visit www.tfl.gov.uk Buses from Kings Cross depart from stop E and arrive at Bus Stop X or Y on Upper Street which are approximately 85m from the entrance of O2 Academy Islington. There is an accessible ramp from the bus stops to pavement level on Upper Street or steps (12).
N1 Centre, Islington - www.n1islington.com/find-us/ The N1 Shopping Centre has a customer car park, which has a number of disabled parking spaces. The car park is served by a lift which serves both O2 Academy Islington (Ground Floor) and O2 Academy2 Islington (First Floor) www.n1islington.com
Access Booking Tickets To book tickets for O2 Academy Islington and O2 Academy2 Islington. Please book your ticket through www.ticketweb.co.uk and then contact the venue on 020 7288 4410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss arrangements and organise your companion ticket should one be required. 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 box office through text relay by 18002 020 7288 4410 should this be required. Companion / Carer Ticket This venue offers one free companion ticket. This can be booked by contacting the venue directly. These can be limited in availability so please ensure you contact the venue as soon as possible to arrange. Companion / carer 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 call 02072884410 or email email@example.com 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 relevant box office for your event, if your event is in O2 Academy Islington, the entrance is on the ground floor of the N1 Shopping Centre opposite the pedestrian car park entrance. For O2 Academy2 Islington, the entrance is on the first floor opposite Vue Cinema, next door to Yo Sushi restaurant. Accessible Area & Facilities The area at O2 Academy Islington is created on a show by show basis and is either located facing the right hand of the stage or in the mezzanine area. Both can be accessed via a lift. The area can accommodate a total of two wheelchairs with 7 seats. The area at O2 Academy2 Islington is created on a show by show basis and will be subject to the requirements of the customers. There are 2 accessible toilets in O2 Academy Islington and 1 in O2 Academy2 Islington; neither requires a radar key. Bar Service The bars adjacent to the disabled areas do not have lowered sections. Both areas are manned by security who are happy to assist should the need arise. Box Office Please be aware that the box office doesn?t have an induction loop fitted. Both box offices are at an accessible height for wheelchair users.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 14s who are not accompanied by an adult.
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On stage 9.00pm
CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF MARC BOLAN’S 65TH BIRTHDAY &
COMMEMORATING MARC BOLAN’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY
1977 - 2012
On 16 September 1977 the world lost one of it’s most original, flamboyant and charismatic rock’n’roll stars. Marc Bolan’s life was cut short after that fateful early morning car accident which would end his life - he was still only 29 years old. Although Bolan released many successful singles and albums throughout the 1970s, two songs epitomise Bolan’s status as the ‘King of Glam’ – ‘Telegram Sam’ (which sold 500,000 copies within the first two days of release), and ‘Metal Guru’, both of which were included on the iconic album in 1972 called ‘The Slider’. Later in the year, on 8 September 1972, one of his most memorable and distinctive records that would inspire future generations was also released, entitled ‘Children of the Revolution’. 40 years on, the song has become legendary, along with the name Marc Bolan….
T.Rextasy have now been gigging around the world for 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band are now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. Due to their passion, musical ability, longevity, and attention to detail, they are consistently described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
They have, with their ‘Marc Bolan’ doppelganger lead singer/lead guitarist, Danielz, signed with Columbia Records, Madman Records, and Liberation DVD, won the accolade of ‘Best Live Tribute Band in the UK on BBC1, and performed at the original Billy Elliot premiere party, filmed for ‘Arena’ on BBC TV. Over the years they have toured around the world from Europe to Japan and have performed at many Arena venues in the UK (such as Wembley Arena, and Birmingham’s NEC). They have played alongside many of the 1970s original contemporaries such as Wizzard, Cockney Rebel, Slade, Sweet, and Ian Hunter, to name a few. In September 2007 they played to 40,000 at the BBC Proms Night at London’s Hyde Park, and later headlined their own sell-out concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire with their special guests including Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Gloria Jones (Marc’s girlfriend songwriter/singer), and Shakin’ Stevens.
The band have also accepted invitations from ex-members of T.Rex such as Mickey Finn (original percussionist), Marc’s son Rolan Bolan, and Bowie/Bolan producer Tony Visconti, to play alongside them in past special anniversary concerts. Dino Dines (original keyboardist), a long serving member of T.Rex even joined T.Rextasy and remained with them until sadly passing away a few years ago…the list goes on…
Expect T.Rextasy to play all of Bolan’s biggest hits, such as ‘Ride a White Swan’, ‘Jeepster’, ‘Telegram Sam’, ‘New York City’, ‘Debora’, ‘Teenage Dream’, ‘Hot Love’, ‘20th Century Boy’, ‘The Groover’, ‘I Love To Boogie’, ‘Get It On’, and of course ‘Telegram Sam’, ‘Metal Guru’, and ‘Children of the Revolution’. The band plays totally live without the aid of any backing tracks, recreating the music, performance and excitement of those heady and outrageous times of glam rock.
Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - if you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this gig is for you!
T.Rextasy – awarded the accolade of ‘The Best Live Tribute Band in the UK’ by BBC1 TV.
‘They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing’
- Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)
‘T.Rextasy are the tribute act who break all the rules by being bloody brilliant. Danielz is an exact replica of Marc, he’s uncanny.
- The Independent on Sunday
‘Danielz is a curator of Bolan’s life, a perfectionist protector of the legacy – T.Rextasy play with a poignant, flamboyant skill.’
- The Observer
“Danielz looks and sounds uncannily like Bolan and has dedicated his life to the man” – The Times
“Danielz is more than a career lookalike. Here we have a serious guitarist with the animal grace of early Bolan and the clear unequivocal love of the music”
– The Stage
“Danielz just freaks me out!”
– Mickey Finn (original T.Rex percussionist)
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