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The O2 Arena Is Making A Comeback After Lockdown With These Socially Distanced Events

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The O2 arena is back and they have some very exciting live events coming our way.

The second largest arena in the UK is now ready to welcome us back for socially distanced live shows. It’s been a long eight months without events at The O2, but they are making up for lost time with a stellar line-up. [Featured image: @theo2london]

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British rock band Squeeze are confirmed to play the first live music event at the arena since March. These rockers will take centre stage on December 5 and strict social distancing measures will be implemented to keep everyone safe. Capacity has been reduced from 20,000 to just over 4,500 to allow for empty seats between guests and one-way routes throughout the venue. The show will also finish by 10pm in line with the government’s curfew and tickets are on sale now if you want to be one of the first back in the arena!

Steve Sayer, General Manager of the O2, said “The O2 was designed to give artists and fans the best live music in the world and we look forward to doing that again with Squeeze. As The O2 returns to live, it’s really fitting that a band from the local area are the ones to reopen our doors to the public once again.” Amongst the next artists to headline the venue will be Dua Lipa, Snoop Dogg, and film composer Hans Zimmer.

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It’s not just gigs that are making a comeback under the O2’s world-famous roof. If you’re in need of some retail therapy, The Icon Outlet has reopened and there are over 50 popular clothing stores to sort through. Their bars and restaurants are also up and running again, as is the infamous Selfie Factory. Lord knows how we survived without it for so long.

If heights are more your thing, Up at The O2 is also back. This 90-minute climb over the roof of the building boasts 360-degree views of London and is very popular for a reason.

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