Biggest Concerts of All Time: Everything About Unforgettable Music Legendries

Explore the spectacles of music history, from Jean Michel Jarre's fascinating Moscow concert for over 3.5 million to Metallica's headline at the 1991 Monsters of Rock festival for 1.6 million fans.

by Swetha P

Updated Mar 28, 2024

Biggest Concerts of All Time: Everything About Unforgettable Music Legendries
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Biggest Concerts of All Time

In 1997, one of the biggest concerts took place in Moscow where Jean Michel Jarre, the French musician performed in a crowd of over a million people. On a remarkable scale, Jarre showcased a fascinating blend of electronic and ambient music that was held to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the city in this historic event. 

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The massive event hardened this concert in music history, showcasing the ability of music that gathered millions of people. In music history, another notable Moscow concert named the Monsters Of Rock festival occurred in 1991.

The iconic bands like Motley Crue, Metallica, and AC/DC  performed around the fans of 1.6 million people gathered. The event happened when things were changing in Russia's politics. This rock music was loved by many people and formed a massive crowd, of fun-filled people with various backgrounds together.

List of the biggest concerts of All Time

1996 - Oasis at Knebworth:

At Knebworth in 1996, the British band Oasis achieved a great performance with two huge concerts with a total fans crowd including 500,000, over two nights. During the Britpop era, these gigs are considered to be an iconic moment in music history.

1990 - Paul McCartney at Maracanã Stadium:

In 1990 at Maracana Stadium,  Paul McCartney, a Former Beatle set a world record when he performed in front of an audience of 184,000 staggering fans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Concert viewers enjoyed both his solo and The Beatles classics.

1976 - Queen in Hyde Park:

In 1976, Queen Concert attracted around 200,000 fans, and the legendary Freddie Mercury directed the free concert in Hyde Park, London. This concert followed the massive success of their album "A Night at the Opera" and the song "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

1969 - Woodstock Festival:

In the music festivals history, one of the most popular is the Woodstock festival which occurred in 1969 with around an estimated 400,000 people. The iconic performance featured becoming the symbol of counterculture movement artists such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who.

1969 - The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park:

In 1969, following the death of Brian Jones, a free concert named "The Rolling Stones" occurred in Hyde Park, London. The concert crowd's exact number is uncertain, but it was approximately estimated to be around 250,000, to 500,000, and the fans attended to pay tribute to his band.

1970 - Isle Of Wight Festival:

In 1970, The Isle of Wight music festival had an astonishing audience of around 700,000, which was more overcrowded than Woodstock. The Isle of Wight Music Festival was cherished one of the big crowd music, and the concert was taken over by The Who and Jimi Hendrix's legendary performances. 

2005 - Live 8 - Philadelphia:

In 2005, a series of concerts were held in Philadelphia and named "Live 8," a concert was conducted to raise money for global poverty relief. This concert drew over 1 million people to Philadelphia with the artists Bon Jovi and Linkin Park performance.

2006 - The Rolling Stones at Copacabana Beach:

In 2006, during carnival week, The Rolling Stones was massively conducted at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, and the staggering crowd attracted around 1.5 million fans to the concert.

1991 - Monsters Of Rock, Moscow:

In 1991, The Monsters Of Rock festival took place in Moscow, Russia. The concert occurred with an astonishing 1.6 million rock fans. Bands like Motley Crue and AC/DC were performing at the event headlined by Metallica. 

1997 - Jean Michel Jarre in Moscow,

In 1997, Jean Michel Jarre the French musician performed in Moscow in a historic concert that entertained a record-breaking crowd of over 3.5 million people. This massive event marked the 850th anniversary of the city and performed Jarre's ethereal synth-pop music.

These concerts showcase the power of music as some of the biggest and most iconic crowds in music history that bring massive crowds together around the world.

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