O2 Academy Birmingham opens in September

A new music venue in the centre of Birmingham is set to open this September.

The O2 Academy Birmingham will be situated on the site of the Dome nightclub in Bristol Street.

Artists including The Maccabees (October 1), Bloc Party (15) and Dizzee Rascal (17) have already been confirmed the play the venue.

The building will boast three separate gig rooms, with a combined capacity of 3,859. The main room of the venue can hold 3,009 people. The other two venues hold 600 and 250 people each.