The Largest Attended Concerts In History

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Summer is festival season, which means seeing world-class talent with hundreds of thousands of your closest friends.

No shows can compare to the following list though: each concert had at least one million people in attendance, clamouring for a glimpse of their favourite acts.

You won’t believe who came in at #1 and how many people turned up (roughly the population of Los Angeles!)

Here are the largest attended concerts ever:

Rod Stewart – 3,500,000

1994 New Year’s Eve concert in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Various Artists (including Jean Michel Jarre) – 3,500,000

1997, Moscow’s 850th birthday

Jean Michel Jarre – 2,500,000

1990, Paris La Defense: A City In Concert

AC/DC, Pantera, Metallica, The Black Crowes, Motley Crue – 1,600,000

1991, Moscow

Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren – 1,600,000

2008, Dortmund

Rolling Stones – 1,500,000

2006, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Paz Sin Fronteras II (Various Artists) – 1,500,000

2009, Havana

Live 8 Concert – 1,500,000

2005, Philadelphia

Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox, and Armin Van Buuren – 1,400,000
2010, Duisburg

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