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Aladdin The Musical named Ticket of the Year 2018

Aladdin The Musical has beaten out the likes of Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift to be crowned Australia's Ticket of the Year 2018.

We asked you to choose your favourite live event of 2018 and you answered in your thousands – crowning Aladdin The Musical at Crown Theatre, Perth as Ticketmaster’s Ticket of the Year 2018 in Australia.

Bringing the much-loved Disney tale to the stage – alongside one of the best movie soundtracks ever – it seems many of you were swept up on a magical carpet ride of your own.

It’s official –Aladdin – The Musical has been named Australia’s Ticket of the Year 2018.

Not far behind though, Aladdin held off stiff competition from the likes of last year’s winner The Book of Mormon – this time following its Sydney season – as well as our favourite acoustic guitar-wielding Brit Ed Sheeran in both Melbourne and Perth and pop queen Taylor Swift‘s shows at The Gabba, Optus Stadium, and Marvel Stadium.

We were truly blessed with greatness this year!

Australia Ticket of the Year 2018– Top 10

  1. Aladdin The Musical– Crown Theatre, Perth
  2. The Book Of Mormon– Sydney Lyric
  3. Ed Sheeran – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
  4. Taylor Swift – The Gabba, Brisbane
  5. Ed Sheeran – Optus Stadium, Perth
  6. Taylor Swift – Optus Stadium, Perth
  7. Taylor Swift – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
  8. Mamma Mia! – Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  9. Jersey Boys – Capitol Theatre, Sydney
  10. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Sydney Lyric

Music and theatre thrilled fans across Australia in equal measure, with five of the most sought-after tickets belonging to each category. In the music stakes, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift were overwhelming winners – proving that pop music reigns supreme. Events were spread pretty evenly throughout the country with Sydney Lyric, Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, and Optus Stadium in Perth each seeing two events in the top ten.

Melbourne proved to be the most popular city for great live entertainment in 2018, followed by Brisbane and Perth. 

As well as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, American rockers Foo Fighters, ultimate queen Cher, and absolute superstar P!NK all made it to the top five live artists to grace our stages this year.

On a global scale, seven-member South Korean boy band BTS  topped the poll for votes cast internationally.

Also thrilling fans around the world throughout 2018 was Ed Sheeran and Netherlands huge music festival Pinkpop.

2019 is almost upon us, and we’re already looking forward to all the goodness on its way. The highly-anticipated international hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been named as Australia’s most anticipated event for 2019. Exclusive to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, the magical production has taken the country by storm with shows stretching throughout the year.

Other hotly anticipated shows for 2019 in Australia include the return of rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers, our Aussie Boomers taking on the might of USA Basketball, the deliciously scrumptious Charlie And The Chocolate Factory landing at Capitol Theatre, and metal monolith Download.

Australia’s Most Anticipated Shows for 2019 – Top 5

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  3. Boomers VS USA
  4. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  5. Download Festival

Did your top event make it onto the list? What are you most looking forward to in 2019? Let us know @Ticketmaster_AU.

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