The World Record for the Biggest Live Music concert was achieved by the famous British artist Rod Stewart. This record was made at the Coca cabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This happened on the night between 31st Dec. 1994-1st Jan. 1995 (New Year’s Night). The live music concert was televised by the MTV network. The total number of people attending the concert was 3,500,000 (3.5 million).
Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. On 31st December on the same year he played in front on 3.5 million people on Copacabana Beach in Rio. This became and still is the largest audience for a gig ever. It has been noted, however, that it was also New Year’s Eve.
If you thought the last concert you went to was crowded, you might have missed these concerts. Though there are many concerts whose attendance was either not listed, not measured or otherwise missing, here are some concerts whose attendance is one for the history books.
- Rod Stewart at Copacabana Beach [3,500,000]
- New York Philharmonic in Central Park [800,000]
- Garth Brooks in Central Park [750,000]
- Steve Wozniak’s 1983 US Festival [670,000]
- Summer Jam at Watkins Glen [600,000+]
- Isle of Wight Festival [600,000]
- Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park [500,000]
- Toronto SARS Benefit [450,000]
- Woodstock 1969 [400,000]
- Blockbuster RockFest 1997 [385,000]