On the one hand, there’s the obvious question of how many big-name artists will make it to the big shows.
It’s a tough ask, especially for a new crop of young acts who are often still developing.
But the sheer amount of talent on display in 2021 could be enough to entice even the most skeptical to tune in.
For the next two weeks, Billboard is curating the biggest concert performances in 2021 — and it’s all in one place.
Here are the top 10 biggest shows of the year.
Biggest concerts ever: Concerts in 2019, the first year that Billboard is tracking major-label concert attendance.
The list is broken down by a variety of categories: gross receipts, ticket sales, gross gross receipts from streaming services, gross receipts of ticketed events, gross attendance at the concerts, and attendance from radio.
Billboard says it does not factor in ticket prices, which have been widely debated by concertgoers and critics alike.
The full list of top shows in 2019 is below:In 2019, Billboard notes that the average age of the audience at the most major-band concerts is 30.7 years, with the average attendance at a big-band concert averaging 3,800 people.
(For reference, the average number of people at a Major League Baseball game last year was just over 4,000.)
The biggest concert ever for the year is the World Series-winning Atlanta Braves’ All-Star Game, which drew 3.7 million people.
That was followed by the Super Bowl, which attracted 3.4 million people, and the NBA Finals, which sold 3.5 million tickets.
The last big concert in 2021 was the NBA All-Stars Game, with 6.3 million people at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ home game against the Houston Rockets.
At this point, there are still plenty of opportunities for artists and fans to get tickets and make the trek to the biggest show of the summer.
Last year, for instance, the Atlanta Falcons had a prime opportunity to get a ticket for the NBA’s All-NBA All-Rookie Team game, which was sold out.
But they chose not to, instead turning to the NFL All-Access show.
It sold out just a few days later.
For the most part, the most popular music festivals are the ones that attract the most interest from music fans.
The annual Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., was the most-visited festival of the entire calendar year.
The Coachellas biggest event, the Coachengala Music Festival, has sold out every year since it opened in 2011.
The best way to get your ticket is to buy tickets online from major ticket resellers, but there are plenty of options for fans to buy their tickets through independent ticket sellers like StubHub.
Billboard also lists several independent venues for the best deals on tickets, like the Northside Music Festival in Atlanta, which had an average price of $45 per ticket, which is slightly cheaper than most major festival tickets.
Other big festivals include Lollapalooza Music and Arts Festival in Chicago and Lollapaloosa Music and Art Festival in South Florida.
In 2019 alone, the number of live concerts on the Coaches Network increased by 17 percent, according to the Coaching Network, a streaming platform that lets fans purchase tickets and watch performances online.
Billboard notes, however, that some of the most successful events on the network this year are the Grammys, which are also streamed on the Grammy Awards app, and Coachello, which has a similar function.
If you’re looking to see which music festival is your favorite, Billboard offers a list of the top 50.
For a deeper dive into the music industry’s most popular festivals, head to Billboard’s list of all-time largest concerts.2.
Bigest concerts ever in 2018, by audience: The biggest concerts in 2018 from a Billboard tally, as ranked by total attendance at venues.
This list includes the most sold tickets, gross sales, ticket prices and attendance at each venue.
Billboard has counted each venue’s ticket sales for the calendar year, so Billboard has a better picture of the number and quality of ticket sales at the venues.
(It’s important to note that this list is a measure of total attendance, not just the number or percentage of people who attended.)
The average age at the largest music festivals is 30 years old.
For comparison, the total attendance for the Coheas Super Bowl sold out in just one day, and for Coachelli, the largest show of all time, only 8,000 people showed up.
This year’s Coachellanas sold out three days in a row, so there was a ton of interest in the Cochamps’ event, Billboard reports.
In fact, there were a total of 13 million tickets sold in the two-day weekend, the biggest in Billboard history.
(A week earlier,