Music Academy Group is probably one of the largest venue holders in the entire UK, with music departments all over the kingdom. The O2 Academy Birmingham branch holds an important spot in this music chain. Birmingham O2 division consists of three performance stages. Academy 1 is the largest, with over 3000 setting capacity; Academy 2 can accommodate 600 people; and Academy 3 is the smallest one, with just 250 people seating capacity. Practically any live music event of importance happens on one of the O2 Academy stages.