Ticketmaster fans in Australia have named Matilda the Musical as Ticket of the Year 2016.

Meanwhile globally, Coldplay are crowned first-class honours by Ticketmaster fans across the world.

Voting in our annual poll, customers turned out in their droves to tell us what had been their favourite live event of the last twelve months.

Globally, Ticketmaster opened the vote to our 85 million live entertainment fans across 28 countries to help decide this year's overall Ticket of the Year 2016 winner. 

Coldplay came out on top in the global poll, following the phenominal success of their A Head Full Of Dreams world tour.

On receiving the title, Chris Martin from Coldplay said: “We’re honoured to receive the Ticketmaster Ticket of the Year award. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. The shows that we’ve played this year have been very special to us so it’s wonderful to know that they’ve been special to the fans as well.”

Managing Director of Ticketmaster, Maria O’Connor, said: “Although 2016 has been a quiet year for the music touring industry in Australia, we are pleased to have delivered many incredible moments to fans across the country, including multiple stadium shows. We’re looking forward to a busier 2017.”

Aussie event lovers actually showed an astounding level of love for theatre, with the majority of our top 10 spots being snapped up by a musical.

Brisbane rockers Violent Soho were the only music act to make the top 10, following their phenomenal year supporting the release of their 2016 full-length, WACO.

Here’s how our final top 10 shaped up:


1. Matilda the Musical – Melbourne

2. Aladdin the Musical - Sydney

3. My Fair Lady - Sydney

4. Dream Lover - Sydney

5. We Will Rock You – Melbourne

6. The Lion King – Perth

7. We Will Rock You - Sydney

8. Violent Soho – Brisbane

9. Matilda the Musical – Pyrmont

10. Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

While Justin Bieber and Beyoncé joined Coldplay in shaping the global top 5:


1. Coldplay

2. Rock Werchter Festival

3. Justin Bieber

4. Download Festival

5. Beyoncé

Ticketmaster fans also looked ahead to 2017 as they voted for their most anticipated event in the coming twelve months.

Here’s how Aussie fans voted:


1. The Book of Mormon

2. Aladdin the Musical

3. My Fair Lady

4. Adele

5. Bruce Springsteen

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