Top 7 Largest Concerts in the UK

The UK has numerous concert venues frequented by the biggest names in the music industry, although only a few can hold more than 100,000 ticket holders.

Here are arguably the top 7 biggest UK concerts in history:

Isle of Wight Festival, 600,000

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was the biggest concert ever held in the UK with 600,000 spectators.

Jimi Hendrix played his last performance at this event.

In 1996, Britpop’s Oasis were at the peak of their success and the biggest band in the world.

At their 1996 concert at Knebworth, their second album “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” was published. and the massive global hit “Wonderwall”.

The band played two shows each night to an audience of 125,000.

More than 2.6 million people applied for tickets for the shows, making it the biggest demand for concert tickets in British history.

At Knebworth House in 2003, Robbie Williams headlined the main stage over a three-day period, drawing a crowd of over 375,000 and a further 3.5 million who watched live on television and online.

1979 Led Zeppelin headlines Kenbworth Festival with The New Barbarians featuring Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, Todd Rundgren and Utopia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, The New Commander Cody Band, Chas and Dave, Fairport Convention.

Attendance on both Saturdays was 200,000.

“Queen Live in Hyde Park 1976” was one of the band’s most famous concerts, as part of their short summer tour that included Edinburgh and Cardiff.

The Hyde Park gig was actually a free concert hosted by Richard Branson.

The concert was held on September 18 during the hot summer of 1976.

Coldplay’s World Tour 2012, their album “Mylo Xyloto”, the band’s fifth studio set, was released in October 2011.

A three-show run in London at the Emirates Stadium in June sold-out crowds of more than 173,000 per night for three dates.

On Saturday at Glastonbury 2016, Adele mesmerized 150,000 fans on the Pyramid Stage despite being absent from the festival circuit for years.

Chatting with the crowd, sing-alongs and crisp vocals on record made for an event not easily forgotten.

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