Australian music promoters have fared very well in a poll charting the most successful live promoters across the globe. No less than seven homegrown organisations made it onto the list put together by Pollstar magazine, a publication that covers the fluctuating fortunes of the live music industry across the world. The list is based on the first six months of 2011.
The Music Network reports that the most successful Australians were Frontier Touring, who came in at number 15, with 511, 042 ticket sales. Frontier Touring oversaw Kylie Minogue‘s Aphrodite tour and also have Kings Of Leon and Leonard Cohen to thank for their position on the list.
Other Australian promoters on the list were Dainty Consolidated Entertainment at 16 (462, 019 ticket sales), Chugg Entertainment at 19 (439, 589 ticket sales), Aiken Promotions at 36 (212, 944), Michael Coppel Presents at 36 (199, 762), Adrian Bohm Presents at 58 (108, 943) and Rob Potts Entertainment at 66 (61, 476).
A number of Australian venues also did well on the list of the world’s top arenas, with Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena coming in at number four. Acer Arena in Sydney is also in the top ten (ninth), as is Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre at tenth. Sydney Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Hisense Arena and Hordern Pavilion were also in the top 100.
As for theatres, Melbourne’s Princess Theatre came in at 28, with Sydney’s Enmore Theatre at 52. Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre, the Palace Theatre in Melbourne and Sydney State Theatre were also included in the top 100 theatres.
Finally, the Bluesfest site, Tyagarah Tea Farm, was ranked at nine on the list for outdoor sites.