Live Aid, staged in London's Wembley Stadium in 1985, was perhaps the most well-attended free concert in history. It was a free concert for the benefit of cancer research and was attended by nearly a million people. Prince Charles held the world's largest event at the time.
On August 15th-18th, 1969, thousands of people flocked to Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York, for the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair. The music festival was billed as a free event, but tickets had to be purchased. In the early 1970s, concert organizers hoped to bring a mixed audience to the event. Many musicians who don't often play to broad audiences were thrilled to get the chance to perform at the event.
Notable performers at the Woodstock music festival included Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, and Sly and the Family Stone. The drug use of the crowd at Woodstock was also well-known. An estimated 25 "freak-outs" every hour were caused by psychedelic substances on the first night of the event.
1985's Live Aid
Almost two billion people around the world watched the Live Aid broadcast on 13 July 1985. The event helped fund almost $127 million to battle starvation in Ethiopia. The concert featured a who's who of music royalty, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bob Geldorf, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, and more.
The Live Aid performance was aired live from two stadiums in London and Philadelphia. All the money raised went to help the Ethiopian people who are suffering from a famine.
Bob Geldof, a member of the band the Boomtown Rats, was responsible for putting on the concert. He collaborated with Midge Ure, guitarist and singer for Ultravox and concert organizer. Bob and Midge Ure invited musicians from all around the world to play at the performance. Duran Duran, Culture Club, U2, Sting, Boy George, George Michael, Paul Young, and Michael Jackson were just a few of the performers.
Rock 'n' Roll Monsters
In the 1990s, one of the largest rock concerts ever was held due to a confluence of global events. Approximately 1.5 million people attended Monsters Of Rock, a free event put on by a group of British rockers and held in Moscow.
Monsters Of Rock was an event that included legendary heavy metal acts. There were many popular bands performing, including AC/DC, Metallica, and Skid Row. The event also included rock and heavy metal acts from other regions of the world.
The original Monsters of Rock festival took place in England before expanding to other nations. Paul Loasby, the festival's promoter, launched it in London in 1980. Its attendance climbed considerably during the 1980s and 1990s. Over 35,000 people attended the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival. When two concertgoers were killed at a 1988 Guns N' Roses show, the event was canceled.
Rod Stewart's performance on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach was arguably the best concert ever. The concert took place on New Years Eve 1994 and reportedly drew 3.5 million fans. When it came to free rock concerts, this one set a new standard.
The concert was staged as a gift for the poor people of Rio. It was open to the public at no cost and took place on Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana Beach.
The concert's two headliners were both excellent. The Rolling Stones played in front of a throng of more than one million people. This was the first occasion that they have performed in Brazil since 1998. Television stations across the country and in the United States carried the concert.
Among the most famous events in France is the Bastille Day free concert. This yearly event is conducted on July 14 and features a fireworks show at the Eiffel Tower. It's a lot like the Fourth of July in the United States.
This concert is the largest in the history of open-air concerts. On July 14, 1990, Jean Michel Jarre performed a free public concert in Paris's La Defense district, and nearly 2 million people showed up. The performance represented a turning point for the city's La Defense sector, and it revolutionized the perspective of the region for many people.
Viewing the fireworks from the Seine's banks or the Champ de Mars is highly recommended.
A. M. Rossi
The Italian singer Vasco Rossi has been making headlines over the past few months with promises of the world's largest concert. The concert will be held at the Enzo Ferrari Park in Modena, Italy, on July 1st, 2017. This will break the record set by A-ha in 1991.
The duration of the concert is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The event will feature 40 songs. Big Bang Promotions is responsible for organizing the show. Tickets will be sold by VivaTicket, a ticketing service. Ten million Euros will be spent on the event.
In the 1970s, Vasco Rossi was one of the most popular Italian rock singers. Il Blasco was his alias of choice. He did not fit the mold. He was also a one-of-a-kind dresser. As a lyricist, he helped out a lot of other musicians. He has appeared in almost two hundred tracks. A gentle and sensitive spirit, he is. He is not easily offended. He's racked up over 35 million album sales.