Prince’s O2 Arena residency has been voted as the best British concert of the year, controversially ahead of Led Zeppelin’s reformation show this month.
The Telegraph deemed that “nothing in British music history has come close to Prince's run of 21 live shows at the O2 arena.” A pretty bold statement we’re sure you’ll agree!
The Zep’s Ahmet Ertegun’s tribute concert at the very same venue came in at second place, with newspaper saying that they were “blown away” by the sheer spectacle.
Arcade Fire’s intimate show at St John’s in London this February came in at third place, while PJ Harvey’s Bristol Colston Hall show was at fourth.
However, seriously throwing the quality of the poll in to doubt, Mika’s KOKO show in February was voted in fifth position. Hmmm.
The full top ten is as follows:
1. Prince @ O2 Arena, London - August-September
2. Led Zeppelin @ O2 Arena, London - December 10
3. Arcade Fire @ St John’s, London – February 1
4. PJ Harvey @ Colston Hall, Bristol – September 24
5. Mika @ KOKO, London – February 22
6. Bruce Springsteen @ Odyssey Arena, Belfast – December 15
7. Patti Smith @ Roundhouse, London – May 17
8. The Good, The Bad & The Queen @ Latitude Festival, Southwold – July 14
9. Take That @ Odyssey Arena, Belfast – October 12
10. Beirut @ Roundhouse, London – November 10