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News March 20, 2018

Ticketmaster reveal the top selling Aussie events of 2017

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:

Overall best-sellers

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

  1. Midnight Oil
  2. Carl Barron
  3. Jimmy Barnes
  4. Paul Kelly
  5. 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.


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