EVERYONE has a ‘one that got away’ — in love but also in music, it seems, as Brits reveal the gig they wish they’d seen live.
And the winner is 1985 charity gig Live Aid, which saw stars of the day, from David Bowie to Elton John, U2 and Freddie Mercury, performing at London’s Wembley Stadium in front of 1.9billion people across the globe.
The iconic gig pipped even The Beatles’ last live performance, in 1969 on the roof of Apple Studios, and Oasis’s 1996 Knebworth heyday, according to a poll commissioned by StubHub UK.
The Beatles’ Apple Studios gig in 1969 came second in the poll of 2,000 people, followed by Fleetwood Mac’s tour this year.
The top 10 also included Nirvana at Reading Festival (1992), Ed Sheeran’s 2017 to 2019 Divide tour, Amy Winehouse performing Love Is A Losing Game at the Mercury Prize (2007), Adele headlining Glastonbury (2016), Eminem’s 2001 show at the MEN arena, and the Sex Pistols’ performance on the River Thames in 1977.
Gigs by stars such as Lady Gaga, Prince, Beyonce, Drake, Taylor Swift and Jay Z all made the list.
Stormzy’s performance at the Brits last year came 16th in the poll, while Cheryl’s performance of Fight For This Love at The X Factor in 2009 came 21st.
When asked which living artist they would be most excited to see, Fleetwood Mac came out on top with 11 per cent of all votes, beating Sheeran (10 per cent), Adele (7 per cent), Madonna (5 per cent) and Beyonce (4 per cent).