Rescheduled | Plus Leon Tilbrook & The Wilhelm Scream
Rescheduled | Plus Leon Tilbrook & The Wilhelm Scream
The first socially distanced live music event due to take place at The O2 arena with South East London band Squeeze, will now take place on 22 May 2021.
The gig, which will see the venue’s capacity reduced from 20,000 to 4700, will be the first live music event with fans since the venue closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic. A number of safety measures and extensive planning will be in place to welcome fans back to the arena safely.
Glenn Tilbrook said “I am so thrilled to be playing The O2 with Squeeze and to be able to chalk up another first for us on this hallowed ground, previously the site of a gasworks, whose social club featured a double bill of Chris Difford and myself with Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker. That was a long time ago. We are putting a lot of time and energy into this show to make it one not to forget. See you there! Love, Glenn.”
In line with the government measures, The O2 is temporarily closed. The O2’s car parking facilities remains open.
All tickets remain valid for the new date.
This is a socially distanced event. Find out about everything we're doing to keep you safe below.
Please note that in line with Tier 2 government guidelines you may now only purchase tickets to attend this event with other members of your household or support bubble. If you already have tickets and your group consists of other parties please contact our ticketing partner AXS.com before Sunday 1 November so we can arrange, where possible, to reseat mixed groups in distanced locations.
British band Squeeze will play to socially distanced fans on 22 May 2021. The arena event is a major step forward in getting the live event industry back up and running after all venues were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For socially distanced events, a seating configuration in line with 1 metre plus guidelines will be in place within the arena, with new one-way systems to navigate you to your seats. Our Stewards will be on hand to direct you to where you are sitting.
To ensure the customer experience is contactless, all ticketing will use AXS Mobile ID via The O2 venue app, which also enables pre-ordering of food and drink as well as merchandise to reduce queuing with fast collection lanes.
Visitors will only be allowed to bring a single clear bag into the arena and the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory, except when eating and drinking within the seats. The show will end by 10pm to allow fans to leave the site safely at a distance.
The O2 has purchased electrostatic foggers to deliver a charged anti-bacterial spray across the venue that will envelope all surfaces, providing protection for up to 30 days, with a heightened cleaning regime before, during and after the event.
Steve Sayer, The O2 GM and VP said: “We have been working incredibly hard to bring back events at The O2 and put measures in place to ensure our fans will have a safe and COVID-19 secure experience. At the moment, we’re only able to host under a quarter of our capacity in the arena, so this is not a long term solution for us or other venues and we continue to press the government for targeted support and guidance to get the live events industry and its supply chain back on its feet.”
“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. The whole team are excited to see them on our stage for the first time.”
Squeeze, who hail from South East London and have performed at The O2’s smaller venue, indigo at The O2 multiple times, were keen to be part of The O2’s re-opening.
Steve Homer, AEG Presents CEO added: “We are excited to be promoting a live music show again after what seems like an eternity! Squeeze, hailing originally from Greenwich, are a perfect artist to kick things back off again at The O2 and we are delighted they are supporting such an important step of getting back to live music.”
O2 customers can get Priority Tickets 48 hours before general release from 10am Wednesday 7th October 2020 through the Priority app. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 9th October 2020 from www.theo2.co.uk.
The O2 reopened Icon Outlet, the premium outlet shopping destination, on 15th June followed by Up at The O2. Bars and restaurants and Cineworld, Oxygen, Selfie Factory and Hollywood Bowl have also now reopened. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers also resumed service in June.
Important Information - How to download your tickets on The O2 app
For this show, if you’ve purchased your tickets from theo2.co.uk or AXS.com you’ll need to display your ticket on your phone via The O2 app. Ticket purchasers will receive an email with news and information on and how you can download your tickets to your phone.
If you’ve bought your tickets for this show via AXS then you can re-sell your tickets with AXS Official Resale which gives you a safe, simple, and fair way to buy and sell tickets.
Please note: If you purchase resale tickets for this show through any website other than via theo2.co.uk or axs.com, your tickets may not be valid and access to the venue could be refused.
Keeping you safe at events
This is a socially distanced event.
To help everyone attending an event at The O2 to stay safe we’ve made some changes to how we operate. Find out more about our enhanced health and safety measures.
Coming to the show? Don't miss a moment. Head down early. Enhanced security is in place. Pack light, we only allow small bags into the arena.
Please only purchase tickets through authorised ticketing sites such as www.axs.com. If you have, or suspect you may have been a victim of fraud when purchasing tickets, please report it to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Taking care of your ticket
Your ticket’s barcode is unique. Don’t share the barcode of your ticket with anyone, especially online, as it may be used to sell your ticket on without your knowledge.