580,000 Fans At Hurricane, Southside, Ed Sheeran: FKP Scorpio Celebrates Record Weekend

Ed Sheeran
Torsten Karpf
– Ed Sheeran
Playing to his biggest crowd so far: 100,000 people at Germany

European promoter FKP Scorpio announced its most profitable weekend so far, thanks to a turnover record set by fans visiting the promoter’s flagship festivals Hurricane and Southside, June 21-23, as well as two Ed Sheeran concerts at Hockenheimring, June 22-23.
More than 580,000 fans generated a turnover close to €50 million ($57 million), according to FKP Scorpio CEO Folkert Koopmans.
More than 100,000 people saw Sheeran each day, making the two concerts the biggest solo shows in his career so far. The singer, who topped Pollstar‘s year-end world wide ticket sales chart, topped the previous record of 80,000 spectators, which he had set up on last year’s “Divide” tour with the concert at Trabrennbahn in Hamburg.
The lineup of twin festivals Hurricane at the Eichenring in Scheeßel in Lower Saxony as well as Southside in the industrial park in Neuhausen ob Eck in Baden-Wuerttemberg included Foo Fighters, The Cure, Die Toten Hosen, Mumford & Sons, Macklemore, Tame Impala and numerous others. Hurricane welcomed 68,000 visitors per day, Southside was sold out with 60,000 festival fans per day. 
Altogether, both festivals reported about 380,000 guests on three festival days.
Folkert Koopmans, CEO of FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen, said: “Last weekend was unique to all of us in many ways. The logistical and personnel effort that comes with three parallel events of this size and a total of more than 580,000 guests not only triples, it increases exponentially. 
“In total, more than 10,000 workers from all over Germany were directly or indirectly involved. With a total turnover close to 50 million euros, this weekend had undoubtedly the highest turnover in the history of FKP Scorpio. Even more important to me is the fact that we have faced this tremendous challenge as a team and mastered it with flying colours.”