OVO Arena Wembley Awards First-Time Headliners

OVO Arena James Blunt
James Harrison (Programming Director, ASM Global) (left), and James Blunt. (Picture by Luke Dyson)

OVO Arena Wembley has handed out a set of award frames for first-time headliners at the 12,500-capacity arena.

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Since reopening as the OVO Arena Wembley in February, the venue has welcomed a spate of first-time headliners, who never headlined the building before, including James Blunt, KSI, Gusttavo Lima, and Sam Fender.

OVO Arena Wembley KSI
From left: Raye Cosbert (Managing Director, Metropolis Music), KSI, John Drury (VP & General Manager, OVO Arena Wembley) (Picture by Luke Dyson)

James Blunt also took the honour of being the first headline act to perform at the venue under its new name, Feb. 5, followed by KSI (Feb. 25), and Gusttavo Lima (March 6). Sam Fender sold out two dates, April 1-2.

The OVO Arena Wembley, which is operated by ASM Global, expects to welcome around one million visitors in 2022.

OVO Arena Wembley Sam Fender
From left: James Harrison (Programming Director, ASM Global), Dean Thompson, Joe Atkinson, John Drury (VP & General Manager, OVO Arena Wembley), Sam Fender, Mazin Tappuni (Head of Live, Communion Presents), Drew Haikney, Johnny Davis, Paul Wilson (Agent, CAA) (Picture by Luke Dyson)

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