As reported last year the O2 has been bought and was to be renamed Audio and was to reopen after a significant refurbishment.

Now known as ‘NX Newcastle’ will open later in the year. The costly renovations will include the introduction of a mezzanine level and staircase connecting the balcony to the main standing area.

New owners, Electric Group, have assured concerned gig goers that the beer will remain shite AND expensive.