THE O2 Academy in Oxford unveiled a striking new artwork as the venue prepares for the return of live music.

The large neon sign at the forefront of the building serves as a poignant reminder to passers-by of the good times they have enjoyed at the live music hotspot.

The artwork, which was revealed on Thursday, was created by Oxford-based artist and illustrator Amor as a part of O2’s This Is Just An Interval campaign to support beloved local venues.

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Explaining the idea behind the campaign head of sponsorship at O2 Gareth Griffiths said: "As we gradually return to normality, it is so important we celebrate O2 Academy Oxford, a venue at the very heart of its community, loved for the many memories that it have created.

"The nation has experienced an extended break without live music, but this is just an interval and it will be back.

"We wanted to show our appreciation by ensuring fans remember the good times until we are all able to enjoy live music together again."