Music industry averaging 12 new arena acts a year

James Hanley

The UK music industry is churning out an average of a dozen new arena headliners a year, according to a Music Week investigation.

The findings come from analysing the calendars of arenas in London, Manchester and Birmingham since 2007, a pivotal year for the industry as it marked the opening of The O2.

This year’s current total of 10 includes Adele’s maiden UK arena jaunt, tours by Foals (pictured), The Libertines, Jason Derulo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and ...

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