Qudos Bank Arena: Top Ten Music Venue

Qudos Bank Arena Sydney named in the top ten live music venues in the world

Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, a TEG owned venue that is proudly operated by ASM Global, has solidified its standing among the global elite of live music venues, recently securing an impressive spot in Billboard’s prestigious top ten list.

Notably, it is the sole venue from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to achieve this distinction. 

In the recently released 2023 year-end box score charts, Qudos Bank Arena claimed the 7th position globally for top honours among venues with a capacity of 15,000 or more (excluding stadiums).  

This achievement places the Sydney-based arena in solid company, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with iconic venues such as New York’s Madison Square Garden, London’s O2 Arena, Manchester’s AO Arena and Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre.

During Billboard’s tracking period from November 2022 to September 2023, Qudos Bank Arena boasted a substantial $79.4 million in ticket sales. Impressively, the venue played host to over 785,000 guests across 75 shows during this timeframe, further solidifying its reputation as a powerhouse in the live music scene. 

As the proud owner of Qudos Bank Arena, we at TEG are delighted to see the venue ranked so highly on the world stage alongside some of most iconic venues on the planet,” said Geoff Jones, CEO, TEG.

Qudos Bank Arena’s remarkable success underscores its pivotal role in the global music landscape, showcasing its ability to draw massive crowds and contribute significantly to the industry’s economic landscape.

Emerging onto the scene during the spirited Sydney Olympics in 2000, this monumental arena, with a colossal capacity of 21,389, has become a powerhouse on the international entertainment stage. 

From hosting out loud comedy extravaganzas to mind-blowing musical performances, Qudos Bank Arena has earned its elite status as one of the world’s premier music venues. 

Billboard’s recent recognition only confirms what fans already know—this arena doesn’t just host a show; it commands the spotlight on a global scale. 

Diversity is the name of the game at Qudos Bank Arena, with a line-up as eclectic as your meticulously curated Spotify playlist. The spectrum ranges from Gabriel Iglesias to The Wiggles, and Sam Smith’s phenomenal Gloria tour to the grand finale of 50 Cent’s ‘Final Lap Tour’ that’s about to hit on December 8 and 9. 

Billboard’s nod extends beyond mere acknowledgment; it’s a recognition of Qudos Bank Arena’s role as the stage of preference for some of the highest-selling artists of 2023. 

“Qudos Bank Arena being recognised as the seventh ranked venue worldwide and the only Arena in the APAC region in the top ten is a huge achievement. This is a testament to the resilience of the live entertainment industry in the post-Covid era and our team’s professionalism and devotion”, said Steve Hevern, General Manager, Qudos Bank Arena.

Qudos Bank Arena has long shone a spotlight on the crème de la crème of the music industry. The roster reads like a who’s who of global music icons, including Prince, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Motley Crue, Kendrick Lamar, Bruce Springsteen, Dua Lipa, Andrea Bocelli, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Billie Eilish, and Justin Bieber. 

Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney stands as a true gem, having witnessed pivotal moments in history. For millennials, it’s akin to connecting the dots between the awe-inspiring Sydney 2000 Olympics and the record-breaking gigs featuring stars like P!NK, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake.

A resounding shoutout is due to the diligent crew at Qudos Bank Arena. Billboard’s recognition isn’t just a feather in their cap; it’s a high-five to their unwavering dedication and a celebration of the electrifying vibe that they inject into the live music scene.  

This Arena has been the canvas for countless memorable Aussie moments, creating shared experiences that resonate across generations. 

As Qudos Bank Arena gears up for its next chapter, anticipation lingers in the air like a prelude to a symphony.  

We find ourselves perched on the edge of our seats, eagerly awaiting the next wave of jaw-dropping performances that will undoubtedly etch new memories into the annals of this iconic venue. 


ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues.

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From its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes:

  • Entertainment and Sports Arenas – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney; RAC Arena, Perth; Brisbane Entertainment Centre; Newcastle Entertainment Centre; Aware Super Theatre at ICC Sydney; BCEC Great Hall, Brisbane; Cairns Arena: Bangkok Arena and EM Live Theatre, Bangkok (under development), Coca Cola Arena, Dubai; Kai Tak Sports Park Indoor Arena (under construction), Hong Kong; Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur; and Jeddah Arena, Saudi Arabia (under development),
  • Live Performance Theatres – Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Bahrain,
  • Convention & Exhibition Centres – Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch, Kuala Lumpur, Shenzhen, Bahrain (under construction), and Jeddah (under development), and;
  • Stadiums – Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur, Kai Tak Sports Park Main Stadium, Hong Kong (under construction) and a significant ownership of VenuesLive, the operator of Accor Stadium, Sydney; CommBank Stadium, Parramatta; Optus Stadium, Perth and Central Coast Stadium, Gosford.

For more information, visit asmglobal.com 


TEG is a global leader in Live Entertainment, Ticketing and Technology. Every day TEG connects fans to experiences and customers with brands. We are proud partners of some of the world’s largest and most iconic venues as well as leading event promoters globally. TEG operates worldwide out of seven country offices and includes Ticketek, Ticketek Marketplace, Ticketek UK, Ticketek New Zealand, Ticketek Malaysia, Ticketek Philippines, Eventopia, Softix, TEG Live, TEG Dainty, TEG Sport, TEG Van Egmond, Laneway Festival, Handsome Tours, SXSW Sydney, TEG Theatrical, MJR Presents, TEG Lifelike Touring, TEG TES Live, Brickman, TEG Rockefeller, Rugby Live, TEG Europe, Propaganda, TEG USA, Qudos Bank Arena, FAN+, VIP NOW and Ovation.