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Top 5 Biggest Concerts of All Time

"Bread and circuses" are two main factors that people have sought at all times. Although this expression belonged to the ancient Greek poet-satirist Juvenal, who lived in the 1st century AD, it has not lost its relevance to this day. 

The main attraction center of spectacle lovers in the modern world is concerts. The organization of such large projects takes months and millions of money. However, if the concert goes well, the audience will remember it for the rest of their lives. And if absolutely lucky, it can be immortalized in the Guinness Book of Records. We bring to your attention the TOP-5 of the most grandiose and large-scale concerts in history:

5th place - "Peace without Border" festival

Town: Havana

Date: 20.09.2009

Audience: 1.5 million

4th place - Monsters of Rock Festival

Moscow city

Date: 28.09.1991

Audience: 1.6 million

3rd place - Queen

Town: Sydney

Date: 04/26/1985

Audience: 2 million

 2nd place - Jean Michel Jarre

Moscow city

Date: 09/06/1997

Audience: 3.4 million

1 st place - Rod Stewart

Town: Rio de Janeiro

Date: 31.12.1994

Audience: 3.5 million

Record World Concert "The World Without Borders"

In honor of the International Day of Peace, a musical festival "The World Without Borders" was organized. To listen to favorite stars like Miguel Bose, Silvio Rodriguez, Juanes and others gathered more than 1.5 million fans of the Latin stage. This greatest event in Havana was organized by the Cuban Institute of Music and the Colombian musician Juanes on the Revolution Square. Even the terrible heat did not prevent the audience from gathering for a record number of people on this holiday.

The most insane concert of perestroika.

Rock Festival was visited by such heavy music stars as Metallica, AC / DC, Pantera, The Black Crowes and others. It is not surprising that the spectators, not spoiled by events of this kind, beat all previous records of the stadium in Tushino - according to estimates, the peak number of visitors was 1,6 million.

The most impressive concert of 1985.

This title deservedly goes to Brian May and his team. In 1985, as part of The Works Tour, Freddie Mercury and the band gave four concerts in Sydney. The second show gathered about 2 million fans of the "Queen" creativity. The recording of the rock concert in Sydney became one of the most spectacular group’s live-video.

The show that Moscow will never forget.

In 1997 Moscow celebrated its 850th anniversary. The city authorities prepared an unforgettable gift for the residents - a French musician Jean-Michel Jar with his light-show Oxygen performed at the Vorobyovy Gory. It was this concert that became the biggest performance in Jar’s career. Officially Jarre collected 3.5 million viewers, although some speak that about five million.

The biggest concert of all time

The largest concert attendance ever, which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, was collected by Rod Stewart. Alone, he managed to collect more than half the population of the Brazilian metropolis! According to various estimates, the New Year in the company of Rod decided to meet from 3.5 to 4.2 million people.

By the way, Vasco Rossi also takes pride of place among the most visited concerts but among ticked concerts. July 1, 2017 in Modena, a concert was organized in Enzo Ferrari Park, on the occasion of 40 years of Vasco Rossi’s musical activity. On this day he broke the world record of the concert with the largest number of paid viewers (2nd place - Paul McCartney, 184.000 people, 3rd place - Tina Turner, 180.000 spectators, 4th place - Frank Sinatra, 175.000, 5th place - Luciano Ligabue, 165,264). A total of 225 177 tickets were issued, of which 5000 are free.