Sonisphere Survives Market

Kilimanjaro Live and local promoter Last Tour International were pleased that Sonisphere survived the slump that’s hitting the Spanish live music market, pulling 52,000 across two events in Madrid and Barcelona.

While the market isn’t conducive to challenging the record-breaking 92,450-crowd that turned up to last year’s two-day Sonisphere in Madrid, the numbers showed that the average daily attendance in Spain was higher than earlier Sonispheres staged there.

On May 31, 27,896 showed at Rivas Vaciamadrid – Auditorio Miguel Rios with the second day at Barcelona’s Parc Del Forum attracting 24,135. The bill included Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Megadeth and Ghost.

“We are happy with the results,” Last Tour International press officer Itxaso Hernandes told Pollstar.

Kilimanjaro chief Stuart Galbraith says he believes the Italian Sonisphere scheduled for June 8 may draw the biggest crowd that headliner Iron Maiden has ever played.

The last of this year’s Sonispheres is in Amneville, France, June 8-9.