The Specials

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH MAY 2013

ADDRESS
Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
28th May 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
7.00pm
 

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The SpecialsExpect a sea of pork pie hats and mod-style suits as the legendary ska band The Specials reform for a 10 date tour around the UK. The band, who are best known for their hits 'Too Much Too Young' and 'Ghost Town', have been stacking up hits for over 30 years and they land in London for one night at the O2 Brixton Academy.

 

About Brixton Academy

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards for 7 years in a row. The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. More about Brixton Academy

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BakermatBakermatThe producer from Utrecht, Lodewijk Fluttert, plays dance music. With Goldfish, AKA AKA ft Thalstroem, Kant, Idiot Savant, Taches and Jolyon.6th September 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Bakermat
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VENUE  Brixton Academy 
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Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
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VENUE  Brixton Academy 
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Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Hip Hop
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VENUE  Brixton Academy 
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HospitalityHospitalityA night of drum'n'bass.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Drum n Bass and Jungle
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VENUE  Brixton Academy 
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SbtrktSbtrktThe London-based producer, Aaron Jerome, performs his dance music material.With support from Denai Moore, Arkive2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Dance
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 7pm
VENUE  Brixton Academy 
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Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
Category: event
 
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock
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VENUE  Brixton Academy 
Goth-tinged hard rock from this five-piece band who originate from Los Angeles.
DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs Poll PartyDJ Magazine Top 100 DJs Poll PartyThe event will feature 12 of the world's biggest DJs including a very special performance from the individual voted this year's world no 1.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
Category: event
 
DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs Poll Party
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Saturday 18th October 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Brixton Academy 
The event will feature 12 of the world's biggest DJs including a very special performance from the individual voted this year's world no 1.
DJ Mag Top 100 DJs PartyDJ Mag Top 100 DJs Party18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Party
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House
DATES  Saturday 18th October 2014 - 10pm-6am
VENUE  Brixton Academy 
Johnny MarrJohnny MarrThe guitarist, who was a former member of The Smiths, performs alternative indie-rock. With support from Childhood.23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
Category: event
 
Johnny Marr
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 7pm-11pm
VENUE  Brixton Academy 
The guitarist, who was a former member of The Smiths, performs alternative indie-rock. With support from Childhood.
John NewmanJohn NewmanThe singer and musician from Settle, who featured on Rudimental's number one single Feel The Love, performs soul. With support from Jetta.24th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
Brixton Academy, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
Category: event
 
John Newman
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Soul
PRICING  phone for availablity
DATES  Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October 2014 - 7pm-11pm
VENUE  Brixton Academy 
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