O2 Academy Edinburgh

The O2 Academy Edinburgh, formerly Edinburgh Corn Exchange, is one of the city's largest standing, multi-purpose, award-winning venues with a reputation for live music!

O2 Academy Edinburgh

About O2 Academy Edinburgh

10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh West EH14 1RJ
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Edinburgh Corn Exchange became O2 Academy Edinburgh from 01 September 2021, adding to the existing UK portfolio of now 20 award-winning venues that are owned and operated by Academy Music Group, including Scotland’s O2 Academy Glasgow and London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

A category B listed building with a unique history, the Corn Exchange was built in 1909 and over the last two decades, Marco’s Leisure Ltd has transformed the Corn Exchange to become one of the city’s largest standing, multi-purpose, award-winning venues.

Its reputation for live music began with a sell-out show with Blur in 1999, leading to outstanding performances in recent years with major international headline acts including Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Oasis, Coldplay, Faithless, Arctic Monkeys, Garbage, Grace Jones, Radiohead, Paulo Nutini, Pulp, Calvin Harris and many more.

Conveniently located to the west of the city centre, near major transport links, train stations, and Edinburgh International Airport, coupled with its very own complimentary car parking, it is the perfect location.

Upcoming Events at O2 Academy Edinburgh

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Selected dates between 3rd February 2024 - 21st December 2024

The Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is the longest running car boot in Edinburgh. Come check us out!


Edinburgh Wedding Fair & Fashion Show

2nd March 2024 - 3rd March 2024

The Edinburgh Wedding Fair & Fashion Show returns to the O2 Academy on the weekend of 2nd & 3rd March with everything you need to plan the perfect wedding.


Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems

8th March 2024

Jo Whiley's returns to the O2 Academy Edinburgh with more 90s Anthems on Friday 8th March 2024... bringing you all the best tracks from the greatest decade for music!


Bongo’s Bingo Edinburgh

Selected dates between 9th March 2024 - 26th April 2024

Bongo’s Bingo, the UK’s original bingo rave phenomenon, is back in Edinburgh at the O2 Academy!


The Gaslight Anthem

19th March 2024

New Jersey-bred rock band The Gaslight Anthem will bring their 2024 tour, in support of their sixth studio album, to the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Tuesday 19th March!


The 11th Annual Scottish Tattoo Convention

23rd March 2024 - 24th March 2024

The 11th Annual Scottish Tattoo Convention returns to O2 Academy Edinburgh in March 2024, bigger and better than ever!


Hawkwind - Stories From Time And Space 2024

6th April 2024

Recently celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic album Space Ritual, Hawkwind are back with their latest release The Future Never Waits. Catch them at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 6th April!


Okean Elzy

19th April 2024

Ukrainian rock band Okean Elzy bring their 30th anniversary tour to the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 19th April!


The Clone Roses, Definitely Mightbe, The James Experience & Gerry Cinnamon Experience

20th April 2024

The Clone Roses return to perform all the greatest Madchester anthems, plus the show will also feature Definitely Mightbe, The James Experience & Gerry Cinnamon Experience.


Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

27th April 2024

Postmodern Jukebox embark on a worldwide tour in 2024 to celebrate 10th anniversary! Don't miss them live at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Saturday 27th April!


RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World Tour

29th April 2024

Experience your favourite queens in an all-new production and witness the best drag the mother-tucking world has to offer when RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Tour comes to Edinburgh!


BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80’s: The Live Tour

3rd May 2024

Legendary DJ Gary Davies takes the UK's most popular 80s radio show on tour which includes a night at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 3rd May!


Old Time Sailors

15th May 2024

The Old Time Sailors invite you to an evening of traditional seafaring music like you have never experienced before at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 15th May!


Martin Kemp - Back To the 80s DJ Set

7th June 2024

Martin Kemp returns for his annual ‘Back To The 80s’ showdown. Join him on 7th June as he trades his bass for the decks and spins the biggest and best hits from the 1980s.


Rob Lamberti Presents Perfectly George

28th June 2024

Rob Lamberti presents ‘Perfectly George’ at the O2 Academy Edinburgh, with his incredible voice that is wowing audiences across the UK.


Don’t Stop Queen Now

23rd August 2024

Don’t Stop Queen Now, a Queen tribute band, create a dynamic show that is a truly authentic sound and visual experience. Catch them at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 23rd August!


Blackberry Smoke

10th September 2024

Blackberry Smoke have announced their 'Be Right Here' Tour will be stopping off at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 10th September!


The Undertones

27th September 2024

Don't miss Legendary punk-pop tunesmiths The Undertones at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 27 September!



25th October 2024

2024 marks Glasville's 10th anniversary and they hit the road for their most ambitious celebration to date. Catch them at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 25th October!


An Evening Of Darts

30th November 2024 - 1st December 2024

An Evening Of Darts comes to the O2 Academy Edinburgh for two nights on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December!



27th December 2024

The multi award-winning trad-rock band Skerryvore return to the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 27th December!


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