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 ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...