Alt-J and Jamiroquai are the first acts to announce shows at the O2 Arena in London as part of a week-long series of gigs to mark the venue’s tenth birthday in June.
Alt-J, who this week released the first song from their forthcoming third album ‘Relaxer’, will return to the arena on June 16 for their only indoor show in the UK this year, having first played there in 2015. Jamiroquai will play on June 24, their biggest UK headline show since 2011.
Further acts set for the week will be announced shortly. The venue’s programming director Emma Bownes said: “The O2 has always been the home of unforgettable live experiences and we’ve had some incredible acts take to the stage and make history over the past ten years. We wanted to mark our ten year milestone by inviting artists and fans to come together and celebrate with us. We’ve brought together a selection of world class artists to mark our ten years and it’s shaping up to be brilliant. We can’t wait.”
Alt-J commented: “The O2 is a huge, cool venue and we are excited to be helping to mark its tenth birthday. It was a very special night the first time we played there, and we're looking forward to going back for seconds. This is one of the first shows where we’ll be playing new songs from our forthcoming album, and we can’t wait to get back on stage again."
Tickets for both shows go on sale at 9am on Friday (March 10).