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May 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm
I bet you never heard of the polish “Przystanek Woodstock”(between 300.000 and a million visitors every year) or the hungarian “sziget”(about 400.000 visitors every year)…
May 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Where is Monsters of Rock ’91 in Moscow?
May 10, 2010 at 1:22 am
What about Live 8/Live Aid?
May 10, 2010 at 3:16 am
On 6 September that year the Moscow State University became the backdrop for a spectacular display of image projections, skytrackers and fireworks. The event, celebrating the 850th anniversary of Moscow, was viewed by an audience of about 3.5 million, Jarre’s fourth record for the largest ever outdoor concert audience.
May 10, 2010 at 9:13 am
Piwo, I’ve just wanted to post it too 🙂
May 10, 2010 at 11:43 am
missed out Rolling Stones in Brazil which drew over a million people: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4725050.stm
May 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm
how about love parade?
May 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm
What about Tushino Airfield in 1991? 1,000,000+ metalheads can to that one
homem robô says
May 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm
dude, rolling stones in brazil… 1 million c’mon
May 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm
hmm.. Pantera, ACDC & Metallica 1991 Moscow. Over 1.5 million.
June 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Jean Michel Jarre has at least 2 positions there.C’mon, you should have been more informed 😉
July 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Rammstein playd if front of a 2 million people crowd on “Live aus Berlin” concert in ’98 according to: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Rammstein
July 2, 2010 at 2:52 am
I feel like the festivals and single artist shows should be separated. It’s just really hard to compare a whole bill of artists with a single act.
July 7, 2010 at 3:39 am
Missed JMJ’s record breakers in Russia, Paris and Houston, TX.
July 7, 2010 at 10:48 am
What about rock in rio, iron maiden joined 1 million people
Felipe Gonçalves says
July 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm
Where´s MONSTER OF ROCK with 1,5 million people???????? WTF
the first in my lovely nation!! BRASIL!
July 26, 2010 at 3:00 am
What do you mean?
August 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm
love parade 2010 !!!! 1 400 000 ppl , 21 deaths , 500 injured
September 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm
iron maiden,rush,the rolling stones,and page and plant played to 1 million people in brazil!!!
November 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm
What about Altimont in Cali, 1969. Not everyone who attended was able to leave alive. =) Gotta love Sonny and his Angels.
November 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Monsters of Rock ’91 in Moscow was the biggest concert of all time.
love parade isnt a concert..
December 8, 2010 at 7:37 am
Check your facts everyone and the Guiness Book of Records. Jean michel Jarre dwarfs them all with having the largest gathering of people in history in one place for any event (in this case for a rock concert in Moscow, Paris and Houston respectively, of course), other than for the purposes of war. The world does not consist only of performers of US nationality or those from English speaking backgrounds.
February 23, 2011 at 2:46 am
Where is Live Aid 1985? performed simultaneously in London in Wembley Stadium and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia
March 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm
michael jackson did the biggest shows
June 3, 2011 at 3:02 am
Monster’s of Rock ’91 like 2 million people, with Pantera and Metallica
June 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm
what!!? The no. 1 is not genuine, because it was at the same time with New Year’s Eve. They should state it more clearly, THE LARGEST AND MOST ROCKING CONCERT EVER. Because I bet during Rod’s concert, people just gather and mostly for New year’s event. Only rock and metal concert where people attend TO ROCK THE CONCERT OUT.
June 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Madonna in Poland- 750 000.
June 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Jean Michel Jarre’s concerts in Moscow and Paris La Defense? Seriously???
July 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm
i dont care, woodstock should be number 1, PEOPLE WERE BORN AT WOODSTOCK…
jeff womack says
July 13, 2011 at 12:38 am
i like how metallica had 2.5mill. people in moscow in 1991 and there not up there lol
Melanie Roels says
July 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm
In France Tokio Hotel performed for 500 000 people
July 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm
You know, there is nothing outside the US 😉
August 17, 2011 at 4:14 am
Why couldn’t you put the *YEAR* on each item in the list????
August 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm
I am so proud of your viewpoint about the world largest concert and the largest audience ever,but,just remember that nobody breaked yet Jarre’s record in Moscow,the event was viewed by an audience of 3,5 millions people,it’s still no.1 in Guinness World Records Book,please,be more informed,this is the fourth Jarre’s record,1st was in Place de la Concorde(14 July 1979),attended by 1million,2nd was Rendes-vous Houston(5 April 1986),attended by 1,5millions,3rd was Paris La Defence(14 July 1990) and 4th was Oxygen In Moskow(6 Sept 1997) attended by 3.5 millions people,and Jarre have many other concerts with an audience more that 1 million,but I was talking here strictly about concerts chronology in Guiness Records Book.But what did you say about the 3 BILLION audience on Monaco Concert………………………… happy for you.
August 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm
and where is rock in rio ’85 , 400 000 people and Monsters of Rock ’91 in Moscow 1.6m people ????
Victor Aguiar says
August 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm
The Stones had 1 and a half MILLION people in copacabana and it wasn’t at new year’s eve. That’s 1,500,000 people, so you don’t know what you’re talking about.
Cheryl Bianchi says
August 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Beach Boys & others played DC and Philly on same day…over 1.5 million…not sure of the year but on July 4…to benefit renovation of Statue of Liberty…
rolling my eyes says
August 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm
jean michel jarre should have at least 3 placements in this top ten!
September 1, 2011 at 7:01 am
This list is a total bullshit. 1st Jarre 2nd Monsters of Rock 1991. New Year’s Eve is the event itself so it can’t be taken into cosideration
Karla METALLICA!!!!!!!! says
September 1, 2011 at 11:33 am
What about Metallica and AC/DC in Moscow in 1990. There must have een atleast 800 000 – 1 000 000 people!
September 4, 2011 at 1:28 am
Hey hey!!!! Monsters of Rock 1.6 million!!!!!!!!!
Hadi Zamka says
September 5, 2011 at 2:00 am
Does any of these words means something?
Metallica?, 1991?, moscow?, Monsters of Rock Festival?, 1.6 millions?, Metal up your a**?, Heavy Metal?
September 22, 2011 at 1:45 am
I think you guys forgot pink floyd the wall live in berlin. where all of germany east and west were brought together by a 400 metre stage that was 4 storiies high and broardcast live round the world maybe beiigest stage to.
September 26, 2011 at 12:01 am
isn’t the Simon ’91 concert missing from this. It outdrew S&G ’81.
October 13, 2011 at 3:11 am
Black eyed peas in rio more than 1 million in 2006
October 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Love Parade in Berlin is an electronic music festival that drew 1,400,000 people last year. Where’s that on your list?
October 22, 2011 at 9:04 am
Elton central park – 450,000
Diana Ross, central park, 900,000 (est)
October 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm
dude weres monsters of rock of 1991? it had somewere between 1.6 and 2.5 million people
November 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm
Urrr….Jean Michel Jarre?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Moscow – 1997 (3,500,000) – WORLDS LARGEST CONCERT!!!!!
Paris – 1990 (2,500,000) – Record Breaker at time
Houston – 1987 (1,300,000) – Record breaker at time
Paris – 1995 (1,200,000)
Paris – 1979 (1,000,000) – Record breaker at time
All of these are larger than this entire top 10 (except Rod Stewart, which equals Jean’s Moscow concert)
November 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm
Fishbone. Waterloo Records, Austin, TX. October 26, 2011. 12 people attended. Better than Rod Stewart.
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