Ticketmaster reveal the top selling Aussie events of 2017
It seems Aussies can’t get enough of the Easter Show, Ed Sheeran and award winning musicals, according to the recipients Ticketmaster’s 2017 Awards.
In partnership with Live Nation Entertainment company, the ticketing company has acknowledged the best selling Ticketmaster events over the last 12 months spanning live music, sport, comedy and culture.
The largest event overall was Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, which is heading into its historical 195th year.
“It is an honour to continue being Australia’s largest ticketed event and we’re thrilled to win the Ticketmaster Award for the best-selling event of 2017. We appreciate the work that Ticketmaster provides in support of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and look forward to another successful year in partnership together” said Murray Wilton, General Manager of Agriculture and Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Ed Sheeran, who’s in the midst of his massive Australian tour at the moment, took out the crown of highest selling musician, with Midnight Oil coming in as the number one Australian artist. Ed has officially broken the Australasian touring record with a total of 18 stadium shows, beating AC/DC’s record of 14 in 2010.
They’ve also compiled a list of 2018’s most anticipated musical events, including Taylor Swift’s mammoth reputation tour and Lana Del Rey’s upcoming arena tour.
You can check out the entire list below:
Sydney Royal Easter Show – overall best-seller
2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – best-selling sports event
Red Hot Summer Tour – best-selling festival event
The Book of Mormon – best-selling musical event
Ed Sheeran – best-selling musician
Carl Barron – best-selling comedian
Top 5 best-selling Australian Artists
- Midnight Oil
- Carl Barron
- Jimmy Barnes
- Paul Kelly
- John Farnham
Best-selling events by State
VIC – The Book of Mormon
NSW – Sydney Royal Easter Show
QLD – Brisbane Heat Vs Sydney Sixers
SA – Robbie Williams at Adelaide 500
TAS – Hobart Hurricanes Vs Sydney Thunder (WBBL & BBL Double Header)
WA – Ed Sheeran
This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.