These were the 3Arena's biggest draws in 2016

Its box office brought in €28m...

2016 was another busy year for the 3Arena, Ireland's largest purpose-built indoor music venue.

English songstress Adele was the biggest draw, she wowed sold-out crowds on March 4th and 5th, with ticket prices ranging between €54 and €121.

According to Pollstar data quoted in The Irish Independent, those engagements brought in €2.4m as 25,290 people attended.


Justin Bieber's two-night stand in Dublin generated €2.1m - while Rod Stewart's two concerts made €1.83m and Paul Simon's one-off appearance raised €861,912 through box office sales.

It reports that over half a million punters packed-out shows at the Dublin venue, making it the 23rd most-attended arena in the world.

That's down 8 places from its 2015 ranking when more than 600,000 people attended events on the banks of the Liffey.

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London's O2 was the world's best-attended arena - drawing in over 1.59m concert goers.

Around the world, Bruce Springsteen was the biggest live draw in 2016 - his tour made more than $268m through ticket sales.

This included two sold-out shows at Dublin's Croke Park.

His performances earned an average of $4m per show.

The tour continues in the coming weeks with a string of 13 performances in Australia and New Zealand.

Radiohead, Little Mix, Drake, Ariana Grande, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the acts who have already sold out 2017 dates at the 3Arena.

The venue was a maximum capacity of more than 13,000 for live shows.