Address O2 Academy Oxford 190 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE, UK

Oxford Club, the O2 Academy has changed its name and function many times since it opened in 1907.

Originally known as the Oxford Co-operative Society, the complex initially included shops, a large hall and a room for balls, concerts and political meetings. In 1990, the building was sold and later renamed The Zodiac. Shaped as a venue for bands, the place was renovated with the help of artists such as Supergrass and Radiohead. As the epicenter of the Oxford music scene, the club was a hotbed for local bands until 2007, when The Zodiac’s last night was held. It was then that this institution was renamed again and became the O2 Academy.

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