The O2 in London is set to reopen on Friday after suffering major damage as Storm Eunice tore through parts of the UK last week.

Rapper Dave had been scheduled to play two headline shows at the arena today (Monday) and tomorrow, but the gigs were postponed to allow time for the site to be event-ready.

The O2 said yesterday that an update on rescheduled dates for the Dave gigs will be announced in the next 48 hours, with tickets to remain valid for the new shows.

The O2 will remain closed until Friday to give the arena team more time to carry out necessary works on the venue’s roof.

The O2 expects upcoming gigs featuring UB40 (February 25), Simply Red (March 2-3), The Lumineers (March 4) and Davido (March 5) to go ahead as scheduled, along with the Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak boxing match on February 27.

Events at indigo at The O2, the 2,800-capacity entertainment venue located under the roof at The O2, are also set to resume on Friday.

Storm Eunice led to panels on The O2’s famous domed roof being ripped off on Friday. A substantial hole was left in the roof as a result.

The O2 had previously been due to welcome Simply Red over the weekend, but the show had already been postponed due to COVID-19.

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