The O2 marks 10th anniversary in style

The O2 marks 10th anniversary in style

A giant '10' balloon has been suspended above London's The O2 as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.

The world's busiest music venue has welcomed a series of shows from Alt-J, Céline Dion and Ed Sheeran this week to mark its 10th birthday. Jamiroquai were also due to perform two shows, but these have been rearranged for December while singer Jay Kay recovers from a back injury. 

Bon Jovi were the first act to play the venue on June 24, 2007 and more than 60 million people have visited since it opened. 

The Spice Girls, who played 17 nights at the venue from 2007 to 2008, hold the record for the fastest-selling show at 38 seconds. Take That have performed the most shows, while the late Prince's 21-night run in 2007 holds the record for the longest residency. 

More than 570 acts have graced The O2 stage, with Muse's Drones tour claiming the attendance record when it hosted 21,000 fans at a show last year.   

Subscribers can read Music Week's interview with The O2's VP and GM John Langford and programming director Emma Bownes here

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