The O2 in London has achieved another record year with more than two millions tickets sold for the venue’s shows.

The 20,000-capacity arena hosted 209 performances of music, comedy, sport and entertainment in 2018.

It boasted sell-out shows from Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam and music festival Country To Country. Ed Sheeran also performed at Indigo at The O2 as part of War Child BRITs Week.

K-pop superstars BTS also made an appearance at The O2, marking their only UK dates of 2018. The concerts achieved record merchandise sales, overtaking The Rolling Stones.

The venue’s former vice president and general manager John Langford, who was recently promoted to AEG Europe COO, said, according to Music Week: “We’ve seen a huge amount of activity at The O2 this year, with the opening of Icon Outlet, Oxygen Freejumping and not to mention the record breaking content that’s kept over two million entertained.

“I’d like to thank each and every person at The O2 and I’m confident that Steve Sayer will oversee another incredible year, when he takes over as VP & general manager in 2019.”

Upcoming shows at the venue include Ariana Grande, George Ezra, The 1975, Ozzy Osbourne, Westlife, Shawn Mendes and Take That.

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