The 10 biggest and most visited music concerts of all time

Music concerts are the main driver of the contemporary music industry. According to a study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), the live music industry will be worth $ 31 billion globally in 2022 with an annual growth rate of 3.3%. there is no better way to experience the talent and creativity of an artist than to watch and listen live in front of your eyes. Thousands of people attend music festivals or concerts to see their favorite musician live. There are so many amazing music festivals that people from all over the world come to experience. Here is the list of the 10 biggest and most attended music concerts of all time in the world.

New Year's Concert in Copacabana 1994/1995

1. New Year’s concert in Copacabana 1994-1995

Participation: 3.54 million people
Site: Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dated: December 31, 1994 – January 1, 1995
Artist: Rod stewart

Held between December 31, 1994 and January 1, 1995, on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Copacabana New Year’s Eve Concert is a legendary music festival that brought together nearly 3.54 million people. The concert took place on a beach 4 kilometers long. Many songs and stories were later written about the longtime gig. British rock singer Rod Stewart wowed audiences with an incredible performance at the concert. It was his free New Years Eve concert that was able to draw a crowd of 3.5 million people that year.

moscow concert 1997

2. Moscow 850th anniversary concert

In the presence of: 3.5 million people

Site: Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia
Dated: September 6, 1997
Artist: Jean Michel Jarre

Moscow is one of the largest and oldest cities in the world. It was a week-long festival on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the city in 1997. The main attraction of the festival was on September 6 with the concert of the French composer and performer on the large campus of the University of Moscow State. His performance drew a crowd of nearly 3.5 million people that day. He was the only non-Russian musician invited to perform at the festival. His performance went on to become one of the most watched performances in the history of global live entertainment.

New Year's Concert in Copacabana 1993-1994

3. New Year’s Concert in Copacabana 1993-1994

In the presence of: 3.0 million people

Site: Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dated: December 31, 1993 – January 1, 1994
Artist: Jorge ben jor

Copacabana Beach in Brazil itself is a great place for live entertainment. Even before Rod Stewart broke the record for attracting the most spectators of all time, Brazilian singer Jorge Ben’s concert at the same location was visited by nearly 3 million attendees. His free New Years Eve concert was held from December 31, 1993 to January 1, 1994. Not just Brazilians, but fans from all over the world came to see him perform live.

Concert of July 14, 1990

4. Concert of July 14, 1990

Participation of: 2.0 million people

Site: Defense Piece in Paris, France
Dated: July 14, 1990
Artist: Jean Michel Jarre

Before the July 14 concert in 1990, the district of La Défense in Paris was best known as a business district. But after the concert by Jean-Michel Jarre which was held on July 14, 1990, the place became known as a major concert site. July 14 is Bastille Day, a French national holiday that honors the French revolution that occurred in the 18th century. Jean-Michel Jarre made not only French people but fans around the world memorable with his extraordinary concert which attracted nearly 2 million visitors who attended the free concert.

Rock monsters concert

5. Concert of rock monsters

Participation: 1.6 million people

Site: Touchino airfield in Moscow, Soviet Union
Dated: September 28, 1991
Artists: Various (Heads of honor: AC / DC and Metallica)

The Monster of Rock Music Festival is an annual rock and heavy metal music event that has existed since 1980 and until its end in 1996. The biggest name in the rock and heavy metal genre occurs every year in the festival. Although the first show took place in England, the festival took place all over the world. The most attended concert took place in Moscow on September 258, 1991. Although there was political chaos in the collapsing Soviet Union, the concert still attracted 1.6 million people. who desperately needed a distraction.

Concert Live 8, A Bigger Bang Tour Conce

6. Live 8 Concert, a Bigger Bang Conce tour

Participation of: 1.5 million people each

Live concert 8: Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, United States
A Bigger Bang Tour concert: Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Live 8 Concert: July 2, 2005
A Bigger Bang Tour Concert: February 18, 2006
Live 8 Concert: Miscellaneous (Headlining: Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine & Will Smith)
A Bigger Bang Tour concert: the Rolling Stones

There is a tie between seat number 6 between the Live 8 concert and the A Bigger Bang Tour concert. The Live 8 concert was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, United States of America on July 2, 2005. The number of concert attendees was 1.5 million. The biggest names at the festival were Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine, Will Smith and many more.

A Bigger Bang Tour Concert also attracted 1.5 million visitors from around the world. The concert took place in the most popular venue of the music festival, Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janerio on February 18, 2006. The Rolling Stone was the main attraction of the concert.

go concert in houston

seven. Houston Rendezvous Concert

Participation: 1.3 million people

Site: Downtown district in Houston, United States
Dated: April 5, 1986
Artist: Jean Michel Jarre

The Rendez-Vous Houston Concert is in 7th place with a record 1.3 million music lovers attending the show. It took place in the downtown district of Houston on April 5, 1986. It was a live concert by musician Jean Michel Jarre. For many years he held the record for the greatest outdoor rock concert of all time in the Guinness Book of Records with 1.3 million attendees.

Paz Sin Fronteras Concert II

8. Concert Paz Sin Fronteras II

Participation of: 1.1 million people

Site: Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba
Dated: September 20, 2009
Artist: Various (headliner: Juanes)

Paz Sin Fronteras Concert or Peace Without Borders is a series of free outdoor concerts founded by Colombian singer Juanes accompanied by other international artists. The second concert in the series took place in Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana, Cuba on September 20, 2009. Almost 1.1 million music lovers attended the festival. Various artists as well as Juanes himself performed in the concert.

AS Roma 2001 Italian Championship Victory Concert

9. Concert of July 14, 1979, Concert of Independence Day 1990, Concert of the victory of the Italian championship of AS Roma 2001

Participation of: 1.0 million people each

Concert of July 14, 1979: Place de la Concorde in Paris, France
Independence Day Concert 1990: Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, United States
AS Roma 2001 Italian Championship victory concert: Maxime Circus in Rome, Italy
Concert of July 14, 1979: July 14, 1979
Independence Day Concert 1990: July 4, 1985
AS Roma 2001 Italian Championship Victory Concert: June 24, 2001
Concert of July 14, 1979: Jean-Michel Jarre
Independence Day Concert 1990: The Beach Boys
AS Roma 2001 Italian Championship Victory Concert: Antonello Venditti

There is another tie between the Bastille Day Concert 1979, AS Roma 2001 Italian Championship Victory Concert and Independence Day Concert 1990 for 9th place with 1 million participants each. The main attractions were respectively Jean-Michel Jarre, Antonello Venditti and The Beach Boys.

Statue of Liberty Weekend Concert 1986

1o. Statue of Liberty Weekend Concert 1986

Participation of: 800,000 people

Site: Central park in New York, United States
Dated: July 5, 1986
Artist: New York Philharmonic

Last but not least on the Top 10 list is the Statue of Liberty Weekend Concert which took place on July 5, 1986. It took place in Central Park in New York City in the United States. It gathered around 800,000 people. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra put on an incredible show at that year’s concert.