The Association of Music Promoters of Spain (APM) has revealed that ticket sales in Spain reached a record-high of €459m (£402m/$492m) in 2022, an increase of 191.33% compared to 2021.
The total also represented an increase of 20.03% compared to the pre-pandemic total in 2019.
Festivals such as Primavera Sound in Barcelona attracted 500,700 attendees with Madrid’s Mad Cool welcoming 310,000 guests. Arenal Sound in Burriana was attended by 300,000 festival-goers.
International tours also returned to Spain, with Marc Anthony selling 163,124 tickets for his 10 shows, followed by Red Hot Chili Peppers, who sold 98,483 tickets across their two dates. Colombian band Morat attracted 97,434 attendees across their 10 concerts.
Tours of national artists including Fito&Fitipaldis sold 329,820 tickets across 27 concerts, while Alejandro Sanz attracted 287,948 attendees across 16 performances. Manuel Carrasco concerts were attended by 260,809 fans.
Outdoor music venue Marenostrum Fuengirola sold 188,106 tickets across 22 concerts while Noches del Botánico in Madrid sold 122,858 tickets for 47 live performances. Las Noches del Malecón in Murcia sold 119,283 tickets for 35 events.
Madrid’s live music events turned over €103,557,152 while Catalonia’s performances brought in €97,368,239. Andalusia rounded off the top three with €75,907,173.