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London announced as ‘concert capital’ of the world in new report

Data research company Expedia announced London is the concert capital of the world in a new report. The capital offered 11,923 live performances last year. New York and Los Angeles arrived in second and third place, hosting 11,089 and 11,079 gigs respectively.

To conduct the report, travel giant Expedia analysed data from Songkick, looking at almost 370,000 live performances across 4,000 locations to discover the most popular places for live music. According to the data, London had 1.22 gigs per thousand people.

In a tweet, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan revealed his excitement about the announcement and declared that he and London Night Czar Amy Lamé saw it as a big victory in their efforts to protect London’s music scene.

Following London, the cities in the UK with high numbers of concerts are Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton and Bristol.

The whole report from Expedia can be found here.

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