Music Hall in Britain’s top 100

Music Hall in Britain’s top 100

Aberdeen’s Music Hall has been listed as one of the top 100 leading music venues in Britain, according to new figures released by PRS for Music online magazine.

The listed is headed by the Southbank Centre in London - which consists of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery – and Aberdeen’s city centre venue came in at No 73.

Aberdeen Performing Arts head of programming Ben Torrie said: “The Music Hall is now firmly established as a major venue for both music and comedy in the UK, and it is gratifying that the venue has received this recognition.

“Only 12 Scottish venues made the list, and the Music Hall is one of only two outwith Edinburgh and Glasgow to receive this acknowledgement."

Research by the online magazine showed that in 2011, the top 100 venues put on 13,781 concerts, 30 of the 100 were in London and the top five venues put on more than 1829 concerts between them.

PRS for Music analysed data of more than 10,000 live music events last year and the report celebrates the value of all venues and reinforces that music is at the heart of Britain’s creative industries.

The music business is worth £3.9bn to the UK economy and live music is an essential contributor to growth.

Recent concerts held at the Music Hall include Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Ocean Colour Scene, The View and Glasvegas and upcoming gigs include Alfie Boe (July 10), All Time Low (August 22) The Charlatans (August 24), Ben Howard (November 17) and Rizzle Kicks (November 22).

Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Wednesday 30 May

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