Live music events in the UK hosted more than a million people over the weekend (24-26 June), with Glastonbury (cap. 147,000), three 65,000-capacity BST Hyde Park shows and several large-scale stadiums and arena concerts taking place despite the ill-timing of the final RMT rail strike on 25 June.
Wembley Stadium (90,000) staged two shows by Ed Sheeran and the London Stadium (80,000) hosted Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thundercat, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer’s Hella Mega Tour. The latter also took place at John Smith’s Stadium (40,000) in Huddersfield on Saturday.
Other major outdoor events staged across the country included Hampton Court Palace festival (3,000), Simply Red at Earlam Park (5,000) in Norwich and the Beach Boys at Dreamland Margate (15,000).
Among the many sizeable indoor gigs to take place were Twenty Ones Pilots at OVO Arena Wembley (12,500), Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Resorts World Arena Birmingham (15,685), Diana Ross at the O2 Arena (20,000), George Benson at the Royal Albert Hall (5,272), Barry Manilow at First Direct Arena Leeds (13,781), Kings of Leon at SSE Arena Belfast (11,000), and Alanis Morissette at AO Arena Manchester (21,000).