O2 Arena named most popular music venue in world

The O2 Arena has been named the most popular music venue in the world after it sold more than two million tickets last year.

Figures from Pollstar found that the arena left other venues far behind in the popularity stakes, selling 75 per cent more tickets than its nearest rival.

Last year, the O2 sold 2,349,952 admissions, smashing its previous record of 1,806,447.

Highlights from 2009 included the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, an eight-night stint by pop diva Britney Spears and unique events such as Star Wars: A Musical Journey.

David Campbell, president and chief executive of AEG Europe, said that results were "amazing".

"London deserves a world-class entertainment destination and we will keep working hard in the next decade to ensure we remain a world leader," he added.

AEG is currently finalising plans in conjunction with Greenwich Council to build a 3,000-delegate conference and event space next to the O2 Arena.

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