Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, Ed Sheeran and The Book of Mormon have been revealed as some of the country’s favourite events following the announcement of Ticketmaster’s top-selling gigs of 2017.
Just ahead of this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show, the iconic event was named as the overall best-seller across Australia.
The show, which is the largest national annual ticketed event, attracts 850,000 people each year.
The best-selling festival was the Red Hot Summer tour as revealed in Ticketmaster’s awards
In South Australia Robbie Williams (pictured) at the Adelaide 500 wasn’t to be missed
Ed Sheeran (pictured) who took out best-selling musician is currently playing down under with his Divide tour
For 12 days over Easter, the event now in its 195th year, is spread across 24 pavilions, three entertainment arenas and a variety of outdoor precincts.
‘It is an honour to continue being Australia’s largest ticketed event and we’re thrilled to win the Ticketmaster Award for the best-selling event of 2017.
‘We appreciate the work that Ticketmaster provides in support of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and look forward to another successful year in partnership together’ said Murray Wilton, General Manager of Agriculture and Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The best-selling festival was the Red Hot Summer tour which features artists such as John Farnham, Suzi Quatro, The Angels and Daryl Braithwaite.
Overall Carl Barron (far right) was picked as best-selling comedian following a popular tour
Across each state Victoria was most fond of the stage spectacular The Book of Mormon
The top five best-selling Australian artists were named as Midnight Oil, Carl Barron, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and John Farnham.
Across each state Victoria was most fond of the stage spectacular The Book of Mormon.
Crowds in Queensland and Tasmania favoured the sports events, jumping at the chance to see the Brisbane Heat take on the Sydney Sixers and the Hobart Hurricanes play the Sydney Thunder respectively.
Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, Ed Sheeran and The Book of Mormon (pictured) were revealed as some of the country’s favourite events
In South Australia Robbie Williams at the Adelaide 500 wasn’t to be missed and audiences weren’t shy of getting in front of Ed Sheeran in WA.
Sydney Royal Easter Show – overall best-seller
2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – best-selling sports event
Red Hot Summer Tour – best-selling festival event
The Book of Mormon – best-selling musical event
Ed Sheeran – best-selling musician
Carl Barron – best-selling comedian
Punters couldn’t get enough Queensland funny guy Carl Barron, named as the best-selling comedian.
His Carl’s Drinking With A Fork tour sold out a record eight shows in Newcastle, nine shows in Canberra and multiple in Wagga, Pt. Macquarie, Darwin, Lismore and rafton – one with tickets disappearing in just 90 minutes.
Ed Sheeran who took out best-selling musician is currently playing down under with his Divide tour.
Ed has officially broken the Australasian touring record with a total of 18 stadium shows, beating AC/DC’s record of 14 in 2010.
He kicks off the biggest tour in Australian and New Zealand history in Perth’s brand new Optus Stadium.
A list of 2018’s most anticipated musical events includes Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour and Lana Del Rey’s upcoming arena tour
The 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix took out the best-selling sports event.
Almost 300,000 motor racing enthusiasts attended the four-day event in March, with German driver, Sebastian Vettel, finishing in first place ahead of Britain’s Lewis Hamilton and Finland’s Valtteri Bottas.
In partnership with Live Nation the entertainment company also compiled a list of 2018’s most anticipated musical events, including Taylor Swift’s reputation tour and Lana Del Rey’s upcoming arena tour.
Taylor Swift (pictured) will perform across Australia in October and November