Sold-out Beyoncé and One Direction concerts were the top earners at Dublin's O2 Arena last year.

Beyoncé’s two shows generated €2.1m, an impressive figure when compared with her hubby, Jay Z, who brought in €564,960 in October.

While Beyoncé was the higest-earning by individual concert, the highest-earning series of gigs were staged by Michael Bublé, whose five sell-out July shows earned €3.9m at the box office.

Billy Joel’s single concert made €1.1million in November and 79-year-old Leonard Cohen generated €1.5m in his two concerts in the same month.

Fleetwood Mac’s two shows in September are next up, raking in €1.5m with One Direction's four shows in March making €1.4m.

The concerts helped generate a six per cent sales increase at the venue with Pollstar revealing that over 673,577 music fans walked through the doors of the O2.

However, despite this being an increase of 8.5% in attendance figures from 2012, the O2 dropped five places from fourth place to ninth on the list of biggest music venues in the world.

The O2 in London topped the international list with 2.12million people attending the arena last year.