When it comes to watching live music, few destinations can compete with watching your favourite band in a big stadium environment. Of course, not every act has the ability to sell-out stadium tours, and it’s only legendary rock bands and chart-topping pop icons who are able to do this.
It’s fair to say that over the years, the UK has played host to some unforgettable music events and performances, and we’re blessed in that our stadia across the UK are some of the best in the world for this type of occasion.
Join the team at Event Cup Solutions as we put forward our top 5 best stadia in the UK to watch big bands!
1 – Wembley Stadium, London – The ‘home of football’ is not only a footballing mecca, but due to its vast capacity and excellent viewing from every seat in the house, it is also a premier concert venue. It has an iconic reputation for hosting some of the biggest bands in the world, and who could forget 1985’s Live Aid concert, which to this day still represents one of the best music concerts of all time.
2 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff – Knowns for its grandeur and versatility, the national stadium of Wales has welcomed some of the greatest bands in rock history. As well as offering a great view from every seat, the stadium also has a retractable roof which, when closed, simply adds to the acoustic drama!
3 – Hampden Park, Glasgow – Hampden Park is not only the home of Scottish football but also a magnet for epic stadium concerts. Its rich musical legacy includes unforgettable performances by Oasis, AC/DC, and Foo Fighters. With its capacity to hold over 50,000 fans, it offers an unforgettable experience for live music lovers.
4 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester – The home of European Football’s champions, Manchester City FC, has become a prominent concert venue in a vibrant city that also has some fantastic music venues and arenas. This stadium has hosted spectacular shows from the likes of Oasis, The Stone Roses, Take That and, most recently, Coldplay.
5 – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh – Primarily known as a rugby venue, Scotland’s national stadium has also played host to some fabulous music concerts, including U2, Madonna, Ed Sheeran and many others. The stadium’s excellent acoustics create a magical ambience, especially for evening concerts.
Of course, you will have your own personal favourite, but these 5 stadia above our ours. Wherever you next find yourself as a live music aficionado, remember – long live, live music!