Part of the Academy Music Group’s chain of gig venues, the O2 Forum Kentish Town is a great place for live music in London. The Group refer to the venue as one of the top preserved, original cinematic theatres, which dates back to the Art Deco era of the 1930s. Today, the O2 Forum hosts a capacity of 2,300, and is known for hosting some of the best names in music, spanning a range of genres.
Events at O2 Forum Kentish town
Prior to the Academy Music Group’s ownership, the venue was well-known for being a hub of indie music. Acts such as The Velvet Underground and the Pixies performed there, giving the O2 Forum an established role in London’s music scene. Today, the venue still brings in big artists, but from a range of musical backgrounds. Recent acts include Jack White, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and KISS, who fill the programme alongside regular club nights.
The full address for the O2 Forum Kentish Town is 9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY. It’s centrally located and close to Tufnell Park, Chalk Farm and as the name suggests - Kentish Town.
You can reach the forum by tube, with the nearest stations being Kentish Town and Camden Town. There are several bus stops close by, including Fortress Road, Fortress Walk, Kentish Town Station and more. Alternatively, the nearest overground train station is Kentish Town West, which is just over a 10-minute walk.