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Melbourne Venues Proven To Be Australia’s Most Successful

Melbourne venues proved to be Australia’s most successful according to global live music bible Pollstar’s Top 200 roundup for 2013 for biggest global ticket sellers.

In the Clubs section, the magazine listed the Corner Hotel in Richmond as the best performing in Australia. It sold 136,357 tickets through the year and is ranked at #13 in the world. At #91 on the world list was the Northcote Social Club with total sales of 40, 158. No clubs in any other Australian city made it to the category.
 
The Rod Laver Arena was the most successful Australian arena, ranked globally at #6 after shifting 894,629. Three other Australian venues made it into the Top 200 Arenas list. Sydney’s Allphones Arena ranked at #11 with 640,328 customers. Brisbane Entertainment Centre was at #20 with 493.601. At #55 was the Sydney Entertainment Centre with 267,730.
 
The Myer Music Bowl made it to #43 in the Amphitheatre section (131,582) with Brisbane’s Riverstage at #97 with 23,960.
 
Palais Theatre was #37 with 152,497 paying customers in the last 12 months in its category, with Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre with 79,999.
 
A Melbourne venue headed Australian entries in Festivals/Outdoor Sites. Etihad Stadium was at #30 with 151,244 tickets. Bluesfest and Boomerang home Tyagard Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay was #44 with 104,244; Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium at #63 with 81,223; and Sydney’s ANZ Stadium at #89 with 60,150.
 
Frontier Touring sold the most tickets of Australian promoters, ranked #20 globally with 972,062. Chugg Entertainment (480,328 tickets), Nine Live (471,553), Dainty Group (325,301) and Adrian Bohm Presents (260,104).

Live Nation Australasia’s sales were included with its American parent but it would have rated high. The figures from just two of its tours alone – Pink (500,000) and Beyonce (348,406) – would have given it a healthy balance.