Friday, 9 October 2015

Live Nation dominates event ticket sales in Q3

Live Nation sold almost twice as many tickets as its nearest rival AEG in Q3 2015. Third on the list was Feld Entertainment followed by Mexican giant OCESA and the UK's SJM.

18,328,251  Live Nation
10,281,448  AEG Live
2,687,715   Feld Entertainment
2,272,063   OCESA / CIE (MEXICO)
2,144,865   SJM (UNITED KINGDOM)
1,466,119   Marek Lieberberg (GERMANY)
1,220,928   Zignia Live (MEXICO)
1,207,282   T4F - Time For Fun (SOUTH AMERICA)
1,123,391   Evenko (CANADA)
1,071,398   Caesars Entertainment
994,954      FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen (GERMANY)
981,019      Frontier Touring Company (AUSTRALIA)
927,241      Premier Productions
869,845      The Bowery Presents
842,693      MCD Productions (IRELAND)
777,474      Semmel Concerts Entertainment (GERMANY)
750,068      DG Entertainment
748,940      Another Planet Entertainment
667,684      C3 Presents
639,208      3A Entertainment (UNITED KINGDOM)

The O2 has become the first arena in the world to top the million ticket sales barrier in 2015. The London venue sold 1,235,033 tickets in the first three quarters of the year to maintain its position as the world's busiest venue, ahead of Manchester Arena (824,381 tickets sold) and The SSE Hydro (667,322) in Glasgow in second and third places respectivelly, making up an all-UK top 3 in the Pollstar ticket sales charts. 

Live Nation enjoyed a record third quarter, with revenue rising 10% to $2.76 billion, exceeding analysts' estimates of $2.44bn.  Adjusted operating income (AOI) was up 8% as more than 24 million fans attended the promoter's shows during the third quarter, traditionally the busiest period of the year. More than 48m people attended Live Nation concerts in the first nine months of 2015, up almost 3m on last year. The firm has sold over 54 million tickets for shows this year, up 8% from this point last year, while its Ticketmaster business recorded an 8% growth in global site visits. 

Full Top 100 list on Pollstar here

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