For true music lovers, there aren’t many greater feelings than being able to see your favourite band or singer performing live and in concert, surrounded by thousands of other screaming fans.
If there’s a particular musician you’ve been dying to see, or a certain venue that you just have to visit in person, guess what – you might be in luck! Virgin Money is sending two lucky Aussies to the music gig of their choice with the Super Stars and Super Cars competition.
The winners of this prize draw will get the option of taking off on an exclusive trip to any city in the world, where they’ll have top tier tickets to the music concert of their choice. Throw in three nights’ accommodation, a dinner for two at a celebrity-frequented restaurant (up to the value of $300), and travel insurance for you and your friend, and you’ve got the sort of trip that any true music fanatic would give their right arm for.
To give you a bit of inspiration and get your imagination ticking over, we’ve assembled this list of three of the greatest live music venues on earth. Enter the Super Stars and Super Cars competition and you might soon be visiting one of these bucket list destinations for yourself!
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre is without a doubt one of the most unique and beautiful outdoor music venues in the world. That’s probably because it was designed by the greatest architect of all time – Mother Nature herself.
Plenty of great musicians have played at Red Rocks, often recording their performances. U2, Incubus, Neil Young, Coldplay, R.E.M. and Mumford & Sons are just some of the acts that have been inspired to release videos of their Red Rocks concerts.
If you thought that Wembley Stadium in London was only a venue for football matches, think again! This spectacular stadium can be transformed into a massive concert venue with room for up 180,000 lucky fans.
Of course, you have to be at the top of your game to sell that many tickets, which is why only the best of the best get the chance to play Wembley. Queen put on a legendary gig here in 1986 that later got the video release treatment. Following in those hallowed footsteps, One Direction are set to take the stage for three nights in a row next June. We’ll let you be the judge of that booking.
Madison Square Garden
Last but not least, the world famous Madison Square Garden – or just “the Garden” if you’re a local. With a capacity of just 20,000 people, MSG isn’t the biggest venue in the world, but it makes up for it with character and history.
Elton John – who is performing there again in December – claims that Madison Square Garden is his “favourite venue in the whole world”, and the stats back that up. The Tiny Dancer singer has performed here more than 60 times!
Or: Which music venue around the world would you like to experience?