#ConcertCapital of 2018
The Foo Fighters' Concrete & Gold World Tour at ANZ Stadium marked the first of an incredible line-up of big-name international acts at Australia's official #ConcertCapital of 2018 – Sydney Olympic Park.
Within the next three months, Sydney Olympic Park will see more than 20 major concert events, including worldwide tour events, by close to 20 international artists. Unfortunately, Neil Diamond's concert tour of Australia was recently cancelled.
The #ConcertCapital line-up of superstars set to perform at Olympic Park's Qudos Bank Arena and ANZ Stadium includes Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars (on the same night), Lana Del Rey, Harry Styles, Robbie Williams, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Roger Waters, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Killers, Hacken Lee & Joey Yung, Lionel Richie, Jay Chou, Luke Byran and Jacky Cheung.
Saturday 17 March in particular will prove momentous, with both Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars to attract almost 100,000 people to Olympic Park.
Of course, later in the year the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour, Pink's Beautiful Trauma world tour and Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All World Tour stops will also be hosted at Sydney Olympic Park.
“Sydney Olympic Park is amongst the nation’s most unique destinations with world-class venues capable of hosting multiple major events simultaneously,” said Charles Moore, CEO of Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
“Sydney Olympic Park continues to enhance its reputation as a super lifestyle precinct as we continue to create great places to live, work, learn and play with access to unparalleled opportunities for recreation and entertainment,” he added.
More than one million people attended live concerts and shows at Sydney Olympic Park during 2017, including a record 100,000 for one of Adele's live concerts at ANZ Stadium. In-fact, of the 100 worldwide tours of Australia by major musical artists last year, 20 were held at Sydney Olympic Park's major entertainment venues.
Australia's largest indoor arena, Qudos Bank Arena, is ranked sixth on a global list of the world's top performing entertainment venues based on the number of concerts and ticket sales held at the arena during the past 15 years.
With the huge line-up of international artists set to perform live at Sydney Olympic Park this year, Australia's now undisputed #ConcertCapital will feature selfie stations outside Olympic Park railway station where the attendees will have the chance to dress-up with rock star props, pose on stage and even see their pictures displayed on-site on the big screen.
Furthermore, Sydney Olympic Park Authority has launched a social media campaign, giving people the chance to win a $1,000 Ticketek voucher by purely sharing pictures enjoying an event at Sydney Olympic Park, with the tag #ConcertCapital. For more information, visit the Sydney Olympic Park website.