The Indigo at The O2 will reopen its doors for a concert by The Darkness on December 18, with a limited number of in-person tickets to be available for the livestreamed event.

The Christmas show will offer VIP ticket options, which will be offered in different tiers – including attending the event itself, with all social distancing requirements being met.

Tier 1 ticketing access includes front row seats at the show, sound check access with a band Q&A, a chance to meet the band and a signed art show poster, while Tier 2 allows access to the sound check and Q&A. There is also a Virtual VIP option allowing online access to the sound check and advance submission of questions for the Q&A, which will be selected at random on show day.

Fans attending the show at the multi-functional 2,800-capacity entertainment venue located under the famous tented roof of The O2, will be encouraged to engage in the festivities and arrive in Christmas themed fancy dress.

Tickets for Lockdown Live: Streaming of a White Christmas, with The Darkness go on general sale on November 27 via AXS.

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins said: “Christmas is coming, and nothing says Joy and Surprise like The Darkness, rocking live in your living room! Santa gets a day off as we deliver the Premier Cru streamed concert of the year, live to you from the Indigo at The O2 in London Town.

“Let us in at your interweb window as we celebrate life, love, Christmas and Rock Music, all wrapped in tinsel and delivered to you on a golden dream sleigh of almost ludicrous proportions.”

The event will become the first event to feature fans on The O2 property since March. The first full socially distanced live music event, featuring rock band Squeeze, has been pushed back until February 27 amid logistical concerns caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event had initially been due to take place on December 5, with The O2 having planned on letting 4,700 spectators into the 20,000-capacity arena.