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O2 still world’s biggest music venue

By | Published on Friday 14 January 2011

The O2

London’s The O2 remains the world’s biggest music venue in terms of ticket sales, according to US live sector magazine Pollstar.

The Dome tops their traditional end-of-year venue poll for the fourth year running, selling 50% more tickets for music events than second placed venue, New York’s Madison Square Garden. Another British venue, the Manchester Evening News Arena, came in third. In terms of numbers, The O2 sold 1,73 million concert tickets in 2010, while Madison Square sold 1.15m and the MEN Arena just over a million.

The boss of AEG Europe, which operates The O2, David Campbell said this: “We are immensely proud of what The O2 has achieved. In what was a tough economic year, we are thrilled to reinforce our position. I thank all the artists, promoters, agents, managers, the more than 2,500 people who work at The O2 and all our partners. We always said London deserved a world class entertainment destination and we will keep working to make sure we remain a clear world leader”.