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Address: Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW, England
Phone Number: 0191 260 2020
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Great night but please let people use the toilet!

Had a good noght watching Seasick Steve last night great pefromance got to a good spot to watch the show. good sound and good atmosphere. Feet where stuck to the again by the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Walter F
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Hartlepool
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved the venue. Brilliant security staff and quick service at the bar. The only downside was the rather high prices for the drinks.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been seeing bands for years but this was a first. The venue was oversold to the point of scary dangerous. Boiling hot, toilets were stinking when I eventually got there , feet were stuck to the floor. getting served at the bar would test the patience of a saint. I'm sure he was great but couldn't see properly, couldn't... More 

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Hartlepool
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Had a good noght watching Seasick Steve last night great pefromance got to a good spot to watch the show. good sound and good atmosphere. Feet where stuck to the again by the claggy beer etc.not hard to clean a floor now and again. Got my tee shirt but then tried to use the toilet before a long drive home... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Cool people and great stuff. Had a great time. Everybody was polite and I did not see any drugs : ) Songs were great, sound was to much to handle for the speakers and DJ didn't match the songs very well. : | Location is near the party hotspot. Place was filthy and didn't take itsself too serious. I enjoyed... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Gig was great. Venue was old and dated. Falling apart on the inside. Toilets stunk very bad! Could do with a refurbishment desperately.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Truly terrible staff. Bar staff are rude, unfriendly and have no concept of who has been at the bar for a while. Glass collectors also very rude, I know their job must be a bit grim but they just shove you out of the way on the dance floor. Door staff get really aggressive when you use the lift. So... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Have been to the O2 Academy Newcastle a few times for live gigs. Most recently to see Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott last night. Entry to the venue was quick and easy, I arrived a couple of minutes before "Doors" and joined the O2 Priority queue and was actually inside moments later. This was quite a nice touch, as an... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Get my tickets when I can on 02 Priority. Cannot be happier. Overall I think the huge space means you can get quite a lot of people in their for gigs with excellent quality in sound. Knowing some of the sound engineers I know they take their job seriously, and it shows on the night. Drinks are a tad expensive,... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Been to a number of gigs at this venue over the years with varying success. Tonight's attempt was the worst. The gig was 'sold out', in my opinion oversold to the point of it being dangerous. The access up and down the stairs is not easy. The staff do not help in the slightest, every member of staff I encountered... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went to last night to Newcastle 02 Academy to see Wilkinson - shambles is one of the nicer and more polite ways that I can describe it. Who on earth thought it was a good idea to make it a 14+ event? I felt like I was some what at an under 18's disco. They were running around drunk... More 

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