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Polls Show Melbourne Is Australia’s Live Music Capital

Global live music centre and stats tracker Pollstar’s Top 200 roundup of 2013’s biggest ticket-sellers has cemented Melbourne’s venues as Australia’s most successful, alongside 14 Australian venues total. Richmond’s Corner Hotel was listed as the best performing venue in the country.

As Beat reports, the Corner managed to sell 136,357 tickets through 2013, ranking #13 in the world for the Clubs section, along with the Northcote Social Club, which netted sales of 40,158 through 2013, earning it the #91 spot. No other Australian clubs were ranked in the category.

Rod Laver Arena was shown to be Australia’s most successful arena venue, scoring the #6 global ranking after moving 894,629 last year. Three other Australian venues made it into the Top 200 Arenas list, including Sydney’s Allphones Arena at #11 with 640,328 sales, at #20 the Brisbane Entertainment Centre with 493,601 tickets sold, and the Sydney Entertainment Centre at #55.

Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl was #43 in the Amphitheatre section, selling 131,582 tickets, with Brisbane’s Riverstage at #97 with 23,960. The Palais Theatre‘s 152,497 customers nabbed #37 in its category, with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre moving 79,999 tickets.

Etihad Stadium lead the Aussie pack in Festivals/Outdoor Sites, with the venue ranked at #30 for 151,244 tickets sold. Tyagard Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay, home of Bluesfest, was #44 (104,244), Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium at #63 (81,223), and Sydney’s ANZ Stadium was at #89 (60,150).

Meanwhile, Frontier Touring sold the most tickets of any Australian promoter, ranking #20 globally with 972,062 sales. They were followed by Chugg Entertainment (480,328), Nine Live (471,553), the Dainty Group (325,301), and Adrian Bohm Presents (260,104).

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