Around 29 hours to go and the O2 Academy Brixton still looks alarmingly like a building site, with the normally-deafening din of soundcheck barely noticeable above the noise of workmen banging and drilling.

Here’s how the venue looked as of Tuesday midday. Note the ever-present foliage, a clue as to the visual theme of the night. More video clips after the jump.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzGtVGE3w5I

As you can see, the PA and lighting is slowly being hoisted into place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbXIXxVuK8

And here’s how it looks from the upstairs balcony, with lighting. Getting goosebumps now…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR1g9vtdDeU