Lisbon’s Altice Arena in Top 10 ticket sales for Europe

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Lisbon’s concert venue Altice Arena has made the Top 10 in Europe in terms of ticket sales for the first half of 2018.

During the period, 300,000 tickets were sold placing it as the 8th busiest concert and exhibition venue in Europe.

And according to the Pollstar index, it is the 15th busiest entertainment space in the world from a ranking of 200.

Portugal’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest in May helped boost numbers with 33,000 tickets sold over the week-long musical event.

But bands and artists such as Bob Dylan, Sam Smith, Roger Waters, Metallica and Queen also drove ticket sales.

The venue with the highest turnover of tickets worldwide was Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, followed by WiZink Centre in Madrid, Spain and Madison Square Garden Arena in New York. Glasgow and Manchester were also high up on the list in 6th and 7th place respectively.