Wembley Stadium is the largest stadium in the United Kingdom, and the second largest in Europe. While it is primarily used for football, it is also host to some fantastic concerts. It has 90,000 seats and plays host to a number of sports including rugby and NFL. This summer, there are some really exciting concerts taking place at Wembley Stadium that you simply cannot miss. Here are some interesting facts about Wembley Stadium along with the fantastic concerts that are being held this summer.
Officially opened in 1924, the original stadium was demolished in 2002 and the current one built on top of it. The stadium has been host to a variety of events ranging from the FA Cup to the Olympics and has been a central structure in London. It’s a magnificent structure, and the famous arch on the top is one of its most well-known features. In fact, a representative from every county in England was involved in its construction!
Here are some fun and interesting facts about Wembley Stadium
- The arch on the stadium can be seen from 15 miles away on a clear day.
- You could roll the London Eye under the arch’s peak.
- Due to the number of concerts and other events held at the stadium, the ground has to be frequently re-laid.
- George Michael was the first concert held at Wembley Stadium on June 9th,
- In June 2007, Muse became the first band to sell out at the Stadium. They played to 180,000 fans over two nights.
- The Diana Concert and the Live Earth Concert were held at the stadium in July 2007.
- In 2008, Madonna played at Wembley to an audience of 74,000. It surpassed all gross revenue for a single concert at Wembley Stadium, grossing at $12million.
- In 2009, U2 performed to an amazing 82,000 fans over two nights. The concert itself was designed for fans positioned behind the stage.
- In 2011, Take That performed over 8 nights (a record breaker in itself) on their Progress Live Tour. It has become the fastest selling tour in UK history, as well as the biggest. They performed for 623,737 people over the 8
- The Killers performed a song written especially for Wembley called ‘The Wembley Song’ in 2013. They played to their largest ever sold out audience of 80,000 people.
- Eminem became the first rapper to headline at Wembley in 2014
- In July 2015, Ed Sheeran became the first solo artist to headline Wembley Stadium without a band. He sold out the stadium for three nights.
What’s On This Summer?
June 5th: Bruce Springsteen
See the legendary American rock star perform for one night only.
June 15th-19th: Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams Tour
See this iconic British alternative rock band play live for five nights.
June 24th: Rihanna
This R&B star will be at the stadium for one night only this summer.
July 2nd-3rd: Beyoncé, Formation Tour
The brilliant Beyoncé will be performing some of her best-known pop songs for two nights.
There are some amazing musical talents coming to Wembley Stadium this summer. From the legendary Bruce Springsteen, to the R&B star Rihanna there is a great deal of variety. So whether you like rock or R&B, there is an artist here for every generation to enjoy. If you are planning to visit the Wembley Stadium this Summer, book your stay at The Bull Hotel. Featuring landscaped gardens, 150 rooms and suites and modern artworks, it’s ideal for today’s traveller. In addition, you can dine at our signature Beeches restaurant or relax in the cosy Jack Shrimpton bar during your stay. Wembley Stadium is less than 20 minutes away from Gerrards Cross by train.
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