Live Aid has topped a new poll of the gigs most British music fans wish they had seen live.

The show at London's Wembley Stadium in July 1985 saw acts such as U2, Queen, Elton John, David Bowie perform to an audience of 1.9 billion people across 150 countries.

Freddie Mercury and Queen stole the show at Live Aid

It beat gigs such as The Beatles' last live performance on the roof of Apple Studios, and Oasis's 1996 Knebworth show to the top spot in the poll commissioned by concert ticket site StubHub UK.

The Beatles' Apple Studios gig in 1969 came second in the poll of 2,000 people, followed by Fleetwood Mac's tour this year, the Press Association reports.

The top 10 also included Nirvana at Reading Festival (1992), Ed Sheeran's 2017 to 2019 Divide tour, Amy Winehouse performing Love Is A Losing Game at the Mercury Prize (2007), Oasis at Knebworth, Adele headlining Glastonbury (2016), Eminem's 2001 show at the MEN arena and the Sex Pistols' performance on the River Thames in 1977.

Gigs by stars such as Lady Gaga, Prince, Beyonce, Drake, Taylor Swift and Jay Z all made the list.

Stormzy's performance at the Brits last year came 16th in the poll, while Cheryl's performance of Fight For This Love at The X Factor in 2009 came 21st.


When asked which living artist they would be most excited to see, Fleetwood Mac came out on top with 11% of all votes, beating Sheeran (10%), Adele (7%), Madonna (5%) and Beyonce (4%).

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