Our pick of December's O2 Academy gigs

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but our O2 Academy gigs are so delightful, so we plucked out our festive favourites for you to check out in December.

Professor Green

Read all about it, Hackney born rapper and roller blading enthusiast Stephen Manderson (aka Pro Green) is on the Academy circuit this month. Catch him at Liverpool (1), Birmingham (6), Bristol (9) and Bournemouth (10) to hear songs from his new album ‘Growing up in Public’. We’re loving ‘Lullaby’ at the moment.


Christmas comes early to Brixton with award-winning British rock band Kasabian playing multiple dates at the start of December (1, 2, 4, 5, 6) to promote their fifth studio album 48:13. Their Glastonbury set was awesome and their Academy shows promise more of the same. Wrap your ears around the lead single Eez-eh and head to the moshpit immediately.

Basement Jaxx

Oh my gosh! Where’s your head at? Hopefully getting your ticket to watch dance legends Basement Jaxx as they’re heading to Bristol (1), Leeds (4) and Newcastle (5) with a mixture of classics and songs from their new album, Junto. Listen to lead single from Never Say Never (complete with twerking robot) to get you in the festive spirit.

Electric Six

Dick Valentine and his band of bonkers merry men bring their High Voltage performance to Newcastle (2), Birmingham (3), Liverpool (4) and Islington (5) in the run up to Christmas. Prepare your eardrums for a mélange of tracks, old and new, promoting their 10th studio album Human Zoo.

Catfish & The Bottlemen

After a breakthrough year these hardworking lads from Llandudno are in need of a well-earned rest this Christmas. But not before they’ve stopped by Oxford (8) and Liverpool (13) this month to perform songs from their debut album, The Balcony. Kathleen is our standout track.

Which bands are you heading to over the festive period? Let us know in the comments. And remember, thanks to Priority, O2 customers can get tickets to thousands of gigs across the UK up to 48 hours before general release. Text PRIORITY to 2020 to get started.