Record-breaking concert events of the past century

Every century gives birth to legends and the music industry has its own share of epic personalities and legendary artists that have changed the world and have inspired millions of people to dance and celebrate life through the art form (and business) that they know best. In the past century, we were given the gift of extremely talented musicians and their grand performances that have rocked the world one song at a time, attracting not only hundreds of thousands but millions of people to come together in one epic event. Let’s take a look at the biggest concert events of all time and relive their greatness.

 

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Paz Sin Fronteras II in Havana

Held in the Cuban capital of Havana in 2009, Paz Sin Fronteras II, translated as “Peace Without Borders II” was the second of several rounds of concerts organized to promote peace and unity in the entire Latin American region.  It was headlined by Colombian artist, Juanes and it featured several pop music figures from all over Latin America. Currently, it holds the record as the biggest concert event of all time in the region, gathering over 1.5 million concert goers.

 

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Paris La Defense in Paris

The event was held in the French capital in 1990 and it was a celebration of the country’s Bastille Day. Both the French Ministry of Culture and the city’s group of local business leaders organized and funded the concert, commissioning superstar Jean-Michael Jarre, a French electronic genre musician known for his record-breaking million-attendee performances. As expected, around 2.5 million made it to the biggest concert in Paris, holding one of the top ranks in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

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Oxygene in Moscow

It was in 1997 when the greatest concert event of all time was held in the Russian capital. Organized in honor of the city’s 850th anniversary, Oxygene highlighted superstar Jean-Michael Jarre. In this event, Jarre attracted an impressive crowd of 3.5 million people, grabbing the world record for the biggest number of participants in a live concert.