Live Music

Wembley welcomes 1.3 million guests over busy summer

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Wembley Stadium has closed the doors on a busy summer schedule, with more than 1.3 million attending concerts at the London venue. 

The Taylor Hawkins tribute gig on September 3 was the final music event to be held at Wembley this year, and witnessed legendary rock stars including Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Queen, Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Foo Fighters and more commemorate the life of the Foo Fighters drummer.

Some 75,000 fans packed out the stadium with more watching the tribute concert online.

The stadium hosted 16 sell-out concerts with over 1.3 million attending, marking the busiest summer period ever for the stadium. The previous record was 14 concert nights which was set in 2019.

Wembley has hosted some of the largest concerts in the UK this year, including a record-breaking five-night run from Ed Sheeran and a six-night run from Coldplay. Harry Styles also performed his biggest ever UK shows, performing in front of 150,000 fans in two nights. Styles is set to return to Wembley for four more nights in 2023.

Across 83 days, from June 12 and the Capital Summertime Ball to September 3 and the Taylor Hawkins Tribute, Wembley hosted (on average) an event every five days with an audience of more than 80,000 attending each time.

During this same period, Wembley also hosted the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final, which was watched by a record-breaking 87,192 football fans.

In April, the stadium also hosted a world heavyweight boxing fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, which welcomed more than 90,000 spectators.

Stadium director Liam Boylan said: “Wembley has held many epic events throughout its history and the Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert will definitely live long in the memory for all who witnessed it.

“To see so many famous acts in one space was truly unique. It was a fitting way to bring the curtain down on the events season for this year. It has been a memorable, record-breaking few months and a huge thanks must go out to everyone who helped pull it all together.”

Boylan added: “We look forward to doing it all again next year.”