Ticketmaster reveals best-selling events

Danielle McGrane
(Australian Associated Press)

 

It’s nearly 200 years old, but Sydney’s Royal Easter Show is clearly doing something right and has come out on top as Ticketmaster’s best-selling event in Australia selling 850,000 tickets.

The ticket seller has revealed the results of its best-selling events of 2017 with the 12-day annual show taking out the top spot.

When it comes to music, it’s no surprise that British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has sold the most tickets for his current tour of the country – the highest-selling single concert tour in Australian history, which cracked a total of one million ticket sales across Australia and New Zealand.

But Ticketmaster has also found the old songs are the best, as the 2018 Red Hot Summer tour – featuring John Farnham, Suzi Quatro, The Angels and Daryl Braithwaite – was the best-selling festival for the ticket seller. And the top-selling Australian artists of the year are Midnight Oil, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and John Farnham.

The 2017 Australian Grand Prix was Ticketmaster’s best-selling sports event, with almost 300,000 racing fans attending the four-day Formula One event in Melbourne last year, while the hilarious Broadway show The Book Of Mormon is the year’s best-selling musical, with more than 45,000 tickets snapped up by the end of the first day of public sales in Sydney alone.

Queenslander Carl Barron continues to tickle funny-bones as the best-selling comedian for his show Carl’s Drinking With A Fork.


*Ticketmaster’s best-selling events:

# 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

*Statistics were collected using data gathered by Ticketmaster Australasia throughout 2017.

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