Magnetic Hill Concert Site

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Eagles concert held at Magnetic Hill was the largest event on their tour for 2008 with over 45,000 fans in attendance

Magnetic Hill Concert Site is a live music venue in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. It is one of the largest music venues in Canada.

Originally built in 1984 for Pope John Paul II to hold a papal mass during his tour of Canada, the site was redesigned in the 1990s as a concert venue. The site has hosted annual or biennial summer concerts since the mid-2000s. Additional permanent infrastructure was installed following the 2005 concert headlined by The Rolling Stones. In 2011 a concert headlined by U2 saw the first use of the marketing term Magnetic Hill Music Festival.

Past Events
Year Event Name Acts Attendance
1984 Papal Visit Pope John Paul II 75,000[1]
1998 Classic Rock Festival Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Heart, Pat Benatar 35,000[2]
2005 A Bigger Bang Tour The Rolling Stones, Our Lady Peace, The Tragically Hip, Les Trois Accords 80,000[3][4][5][6]
2006 Country Rocks The Hill Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson 45,000
2007 Soul2Soul II Tour Faith Hill, Tim McGraw 50,000[7]
2008 Long Road Out of Eden Tour Eagles, John Fogerty, KT Tunstall, Sam Roberts 45,923[8][9]
2009 Lost Highway Tour Bon Jovi, Bachman-Cummings, State of Shock, Mobile 33,000[10]
2009 Black Ice World Tour AC/DC, The Answer, Anvil 70,000[11][12]
2011 U2 360° Tour U2, Arcade Fire, Carney 75,000 [13][14][15]
2012 Here And Now Tour Nickelback, My Darkest Days, Three Days Grace, Arkells, I Mother Earth, Gloryhound 29,000 [16]
2012 Wrecking Ball Tour Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, The Trews 30,200[17]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell, George (1984-09-24). "An "Essentially Pastoral" Visit - TIME". TIME Magazine. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 
  2. ^ John Kay & Steppenwolf (1998-07-11). "Snapshots From The Road". Steppenwolf. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  3. ^ http://foro.univision.com/t5/M%C3%BAsica-Pop/The-Highest-Attended-Concerts-Worldwide/td-p/421246406
  4. ^ http://u2.interference.com/f225/u2-360-boxscore-discussion-part-ii-211757-9.html
  5. ^ Laura Bogomolny (2009-06-29). "Bon Jovi rocks Moncton again after 16 years". Telegraph-Journal. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  6. ^ Canadian Press (2005-09-04). "Stones' Moncton show left people satisfied". CTV Television Network. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  7. ^ Canadian Press (2007-09-04). "Concert in Moncton a success, organizers getting set for next year". The News. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  8. ^ Billboard Magazine (2008-10-01). "Concert Boxscore for the 2008-10-01 issue". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  9. ^ Times & Transcript (2008-12-31). "Eagles concert draws huge crowds to Moncton". Times & Transcript. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  10. ^ The Canadian Press (2008-06-29). "Bon Jovi plays to 33,000 in N.B.". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 2009-06-29. [dead link]
  11. ^ http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/search/article/753683
  12. ^ CBC News (2009-04-09). "Rock band AC/DC plans summer Moncton concert". CBC News. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  13. ^ Rolling Stone (2011-08-01). "U2 End 360 Tour In Moncton Canada With '40'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  14. ^ CBC News (2011-08-02). "Moncton looks to future acts after U2 concert". CBC. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  15. ^ U2 (2011-08-01). "Moncton, NB, CA (Magnetic Hill Music Festival)". U2. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  16. ^ CBC News (2012-07-13). "Springsteen show a success: city". CBC News. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  17. ^ Eric Lewis (2012-08-28). "Springsteen show a success: city". The Times & Transcript. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 

Coordinates: 46°08′40″N 64°52′33″W / 46.144504°N 64.875920°W / 46.144504; -64.875920