The world famous Wembley Stadium traditionally played host to major football matches until the August of 1972. It was then that the stadium turned into a musical venue with an all-star show called “The London Rock and Roll Show,” Over the years, a number of international and domestic musicians have made their way to this stadium to electrify the audiences. The concerts generally raise money for various charities, including the unforgettable “Live Aid,” which featured various world famous artists, such as Paul McCartney from the Beatles, Elton John, Queen, U2, David Bowie and Dire Straits. An entire generation of music lovers flocked to Wembley Stadium to witness this once in a lifetime event.
Upcoming Events at Wembley Stadium
Music lovers who are travelling to England can choose to stay at a hotel in Wembley London, such as Holiday Inn London Wembley. By staying at a hotel close to Wembley Arena and Wembley Stadium, with parking, you will have easy transit options to the stadium and will not waste time and money travelling. Rock music lovers must keep in mind that on November 8, 2014 will see this arena play host to three rock artists, The BossHoss, The Damned and the alternate rock band Motorhead. Even World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) athletes will be in action at the stadium this November. Let us look at some of the most famous musicians to have performed and left their mark at this arena.
In 1988, the immortal Michael Jackson was out for the Bad World Tour and staged seven of his eight live concerts at Wembley. Due to the media attention and frenzy he caused, both on and off stage, each of his events were packed to the rafters. Over two million people tried to buy tickets but only close to 72,000 made it into the packed venue. Even Princess Diana and Prince Charles were among the attendees at one of his seven sell-out concerts. The DVD of the entire concert was released during September 2012 and pays tribute to Jackson’s electrifying performance. No man has ever performed seven concerts, of which five in a row were hosted at this stadium. This was a feat only Michael Jackson was capable of achieving and to such great success.
During August 1988, the classic psychedelic rock band, Pink Floyd, played their genre of surreal music for two whole nights. Close to 80,000 fans were left mesmerized by the deep booms and thunder like echo of Shine on you Crazy Diamond. The band covered most of the tracks from their successful album, A Momentary Lapse in Reason, in which the high bass notes and earthly sound that the band has been famous for were showcased like never before. The privileged fans are among the few in the world who got a chance to see the ‘mighty’ band perform live. Also, the famous laser light techniques that the band incorporated in their live acts were became the highlight of the concerts. Towards the end of the act, the band finished with a number of their classic tracks that are as loved as as much by today’s fans, such as Wish you Were Here, Time, Money, The Great Gig in the Sky, Welcome to the Machine and, of course, Comfortably Numb.
If you too would like to be a part of such historic music events, look for hotel close to Wembley Arena and Wembley Stadium, with parking on your next visit to London.