The new operators of the ill-fated Millennium Dome will today show how the inside of the giant Greenwich structure is taking new shape ahead of its re-opening next year. AEG Europe, part of America’s giant Anschutz Corporation, is turning the Dome in south London into a 23,000-capacity entertainment arena.

Stars such as Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, the Rolling Stones and Britney Spears are expected to perform at the Dome, which is now officially known as The O2. As well as holding live music concerts, the Dome will host sporting events and will be the venue for the basketball and gymnastic events when London stages the Olympic Games in 2012

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