OVO Arena Wembley, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, is the new name for one of the UK’s most coveted live entertainment venues, managed by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company. Synonymous with some of the world’s biggest artists and shows for over 60 years, the iconic concert and events venue is expected to welcome around 1 million visitors in 2022.
Fans will be treated to an array of talent, with international artists such as 50 Cent, Armin Van Buuren and Sigrid joining UK stars including KSI, The Cure and Anne-Marie.
In what is set to be a stellar year of entertainment at the OVO Arena Wembley, the venue will also continue to develop its sustainability credentials as part of a journey to achieve ‘Greener Arena Certification’. A Greener Festival’s rigorous, independent certification process provides external verification that carbon reduction and transition strategies are at the heart of all venue operations, from catering to materials used and circularity.
With a shared vision for a greener live events industry, OVO will support venue operator, ASM Global’s goal to achieve this ‘Greener Arena Certification’, set to be implemented across all ASM Global venues. Through funding of specific carbon-reduction and environmental initiatives recommended as a result of the annual accreditation process, the certification will allow fans and artists to experience the joy of live entertainment at the iconic London venue, with the feel-good factor of minimising their impact on the environment.
The development and implementation of these sustainable strategies at the OVO Arena Wembley will be backed and bolstered by social responsibility platform ASM Global Acts, which pledges the venue operator’s commitment to protecting the environment.
OVO’s Head of Sponsorship & Partnerships, Colin Banks said:
“At OVO, we’re committed to establishing purposeful partnerships which reflect our commitment to make zero carbon living a reality - not just in the home, but in the things we love doing too, whether that be going to a gig or comedy show.
“That’s why we share in the OVO Arena Wembley’s ambition to help live entertainment in becoming more sustainable. It’ll take time, but together, we want to identify meaningful ways through which to make lower-impact live events a headline act in their own right and working with A Greener Festival represents a very positive step on that journey.
“But we know that’s just the beginning, and we want to continue to support the venue in identifying practical ways in which we can help to further reduce its environmental impact, without detracting from OVO Arena Wembley’s first-class visitor experience. We look forward to releasing more detail around some of the initiatives already being considered, in the very near future.”
John Drury, VP & General Manager at OVO Arena Wembley added:
“ASM Global is delighted to support OVO Energy on the renaming of OVO Arena Wembley. The live entertainment industry has endured a challenging couple of years, but ASM Global is now looking forward to a bumper schedule of events across 2022.
As we look to welcome more fans than ever before, we’re working hard to manage the environmental footprint of our operation – one show at a time. This partnership between OVO Energy and ASM Global means that our brilliant events will be aligned with our shared desire for a carbon-free future.”
As well as hosting iconic live entertainment, OVO Arena Wembley also caters for all types of corporate events. OVO Arena events can accommodate huge conferences from 1,000 to 12,500 delegates theatre style, 1,400 for a banquet set up and anything from a product launch, to an exhibition or a production heavy fashion show. For those looking for a smaller space, it also has some great lounges, perfect for hosting conferences for up to 200 delegates.
Find out more about the venue and enquire for your next event, conference or meeting.