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“Very good venue”
Review of O2 Academy

O2 Academy
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very good venue”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visited here to see a band and as I have been before I knew what to expect. It can get really packed to be warned.
There are plenty of bars and you don't have to wait long to get served although you do have to use plastic glasses.

There is a decent sized standing area/dance floor which gets really full and there is a higher level at the rear which is better for viewing. There is also a small seating area upstairs.

They have some really good bands on here and at a fair price when compared to the nearby Metro Arena.
Keep an eye on who is coming and go you wont be disappointed just expect it to be busy. We had 2 teenagers with us and they really enjoyed it and I also saw children as young a 10 year old having a good time although they must have had trouble seeing the stage

Visited February 2013
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English first
Wallsend, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great fun loud”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

i loved it there because it is a nice place but small and the floor is stickey! once the concert starts it is loud and if you are standing be careful because you could get crushed or lost ! good tip : get there a bit early so that the queue is calmer all on all good

Visited February 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Cash is the man!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Seen Cash (Johnny Cash tribute) here back in Feb/March 2012. Great act to see. Was upstairs in the small room, which was packed out. Beer here is crap and expensive but they get some decent acts on.

AVOID on a friday night. Full of students who look for trouble everywhere they can find it. Lads and lasses! Plus, the music is god damn awful!

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Northumberland
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Best venue in Newcastle”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Easily the best music venue in Newcastle. Plenty of standing room easily accessible bars in heart of the city..live music as it should be.

Visited February 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's the O2 now, and has been a couple of years...”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is an awful venue; their bar only serves two types of beer and gives it to you in plastic glasses. It's also very expensive for the choice you get.
I've been to see two of my favourite band here (as well as a ton of local bands) and was extremely disappointed. Not by the bands but by the lack of atmosphere the place had and the acoustics were terrible. It's smells of sweat and stale beer too.

Visited September 2012
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