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Top 10 Biggest Concert Ever

A concert is a live performance in front of an audience (mostly musical).  Music is food for the soul, it nourishes the mind as much as yoga and other exercise can. You can listen to your own choice anytime, anywhere, Thanks to the myriad of musical devices available today. But the live experience is totally different and amazing. The article will show you the World’s Top 10 Biggest Concert Ever including audience attendance. If you thought the last concert you went to was too crowded then how would you describe these events…

10. Blockbuster RockFest

Attendance: 380,000

Blockbuster RockFest was a music show held at Texas Motor Speedway in 1997 and the theme was to celebrate capital punishment. The event last for more than 15 hours with a blast of a million watts of sound. It featured numerous blockbuster performers of the era including Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty Jewel and many more.

9. Woodstock

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Attendance: 400,000

Woodstock was pop concert that revolutionized the American music industry. It was held in 600 acre dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York, between 15th and 18th August 1969. 32 outdoor acts were performed which widely regarded as a popular moment in music history.

8. Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto

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Attendance: 480,000

It was a benefit rock concert that held in Toronto, Canada on 30th July, 2003. Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto was a concert for a cause to fight against the disease Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that engulfed many lives in Canada and Asia. It is the largest outdoor event in Canadian History and one of the largest in North America.

7. Simon & Garfunkel In Central Park

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Attendance: 500,000

This concert is the first live album by American folk rock star Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, who reunited for the 2nd time after their initial breakup. It was recorded on 19th September 1981 in central park, New York City. It was telecast on HBO and also an album and a movie were released in this year after the concert. The album was commercially successful peaking at number 6 on the billboard 200 album chart.

6. Isle of Wight Festival

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Attendance: 600,000

The Isle of Wight Festival is a musical festival which is celebrated every year in England. The festival was originally held from 1968 to 1970. The event attracted many acts such as The Doors, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who. 1970’s festival was badly reported, crawling with activists and troublemakers, the love and peace had seemingly vanished.

5. Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

Attendance: 600,000

Summer Jam was a 1973 rock festival. On 28th July 1973, more than half Million people came at Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen to see the band perform, Allman Brothers and Grateful dead band. The whole event was free for everyone, produced by Jim Koplik and Shelly Finkel.

4. Steve Wozniak’s US Festival

Steve Wozniak's US Festival

Attendance: 650,000

Steve Wozniak is an inventor and programmer who invented apple computers with Steve jobs. In 1982 and 1983 he organized a US festival which was dramatical, musical and technological. It was held on 28th to 30 May. All the greatest performers were there including Motley Crue, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen, David Browie and Stevie Nicks.

3. Garth Brooks in Central park

Attendance: 750,000

Garth Brooks is an American singer-songwriter. His first album was released in 1989 climbing to number 13 on the billboard 200 album Chart. The concert was held on 7th august 1997 and was free for everyone. Two guest stars appeared on stage Billy Joel and Don McLean which was quite surprising for the audience. The event was broadcasted on HBO.

2. New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Attendance: 810,000

The New York Philharmonic orchestra is the symphony orchestra referred as Big Five. They often play free concerts in Central park, New York City (mostly in summer). On 5th July 1986, they broke all the records, largest audience for a classical concert and the biggest concert in history before the 90s.

1. Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach

Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach-Biggest Concert EverPhoto credit: Wikipedia

Attendance: 3.5 Million

The concert was held on 31 December 1994 by British singer Rod Stewart. People of Copacabana were prepared to kick off the New Year in different style. There were almost two Million women enjoying the performance of Stewart. He performed in his own way and staged the concert as a gift to many poor people and it was hosted by MTV.

  • Adam Beaumont

    I can only believe I have been to 2 of these concerts. I guess thats quite good but as I have been to over 40 different festivals I would have expected to have been to more.

  • lex

    You missed a lot i.e. the big Jen Michel Jarre concerts