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East of England arena able to host events – but Christmas Mega Mix is cancelled

Peterborough will be placed under Tier 2 restrictions as of December 2 – which will allow live events to go ahead with 1,000 people indoors and 2,000 people outdoors, or at 50% capacity, whichever is lower.
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East of England Arena can now host events both inside and out

East of England Arena has officially confirmed it will be able to host events going forward, following a series of cancellations across 2020. 

Jason Lunn, venue director at the East of England Arena, said: "Having reviewed the requirements of being in a Tier 2 area, I can confirm that we are now permitted to run indoor events for up to 1000 people, and outdoor events for up to 2000 people.

"All events will comply with the appropriate and specific guidance. We are able to host drive-ins as they are allowed in all tiers; we currently have a drive-in fireworks display which is sold out, and we can confirm that we are hosting a drive-in cinema on the same evening."

"Unfortunately, the organiser of the Christmas Mega-Mix has made the decision to cancel their four concerts. For more information regarding tickets and refunds please email us here. As always, we will be working closely with public health and Peterborough City Council to ensure that we can deliver the very best Covid-19 secure event possible under the current system." 

Earlier this year, the arena requested help from the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) – and they have been given approval. 

The Arena has received £300,000 as part of the £1.57 billion CRF boost to help businesses face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure it has a sustainable future. 

At the time, Jason Lunn said: "This really is a lifeline for us with our business reduced by well over 95% and the majority of our events at this point prevented from taking place. This allows us to keep the lights on and prepare for reopening in full next year. I know that the shows and entertainment we put on throughout the year are being sorely missed by audiences around the region, and the end of this pandemic cannot come soon enough."