Updated: Tuesday, 21st November 2017 @ 7:00pm

Stone Roses at the Etihad crowned Manchester's hottest ticket of 2016

Stone Roses at the Etihad crowned Manchester's hottest ticket of 2016

| By MM staff

The Stone Roses’ sold-out homecoming shows at the Etihad Stadium have been crowned Manchester’s Ticket of the Year.

In a survey by Ticketmaster – the online ticket seller – the gigs just pipped Coldplay’s Head Full of Dreams Tour and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s The River Tour to the top of the table.

Not only did The Stone Roses – Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni – com  out on top as Manchester’s top ticket, they also placed fourth in the overall UK Ticket of the Year 2016 poll - proving British rock culture is still going strong.

Other events to make Manchester’s top tickets included Beyonce’s Old Trafford stint of The Formation World Tour, Muse’s Manchester Arena performance, and AC/DC at the Etihad Stadium.

Ticketmaster has also found out which gigs punters are most looking forward to next year – and former Take That singer Robbie Williams has topped that chart.

Radiohead – set to headline Glastonbury – Take That themselves, Kings of Leon and the Download rock festival are also in the top ten of mot anticipated gigs of next year.

Andrew Parsons, Managing Director of Ticketmaster UK, said: “Our research has shown the live event industry in fantastic health with a record year for stadium shows and popularity for outdoor events.

“This year has seen an unprecedented number of world-class acts taking their huge productions on the road, and fans enjoying these gigs in stadiums and fields far and wide.

“It’s great to have such a variety of UK cities represented in the UK top ten - each city has its own unique venues and personality.

“We’re pleased to have delivered thousands of incredible moments of joy to fans across the UK in 2016, and look forward to delivering many more in 2017.”

Top events in Manchester as voted for in the UK’s Ticket of the Year 2016:

  1. Stone Roses (Etihad Stadium)
  2. Coldplay (Manchester City Stadium)
  3. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Etihad Stadium)
  4. Beyonce (Old Trafford)
  5. Muse (Manchester Arena)
  6. AC/DC (Etihad Stadium)
  7. Adele (Manchester Arena)
  8. Justin Bieber (Manchester Arena)
  9. Parklife (Heaton Park)
  10. Jeff Lynne’s ELO (Manchester Arena)

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