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Southbank Centre Named Leading UK Venue For 2011

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — London's Southbank Centre has claimed the number 1 venue in the UK from among a list of 100 competitors b the UK collection society PRS for Music. The winner was determined by the number of attendees, acts and individual music performances at the contending venues venues.

During 2011, Southbank Centre, which consists of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery, held 422 musical events – attended by over a million people.

Other UK venues that made the top ten include: The Sage Gateshead, O2 Academy, Stables, Ronnie Scotts, O2 Academy, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and Kings Place.

“I am thrilled to see so many cultural centres featured in the analysis, from the newly opened Kings Place in London and The Sage in Gateshead to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. These venues have very diverse and exciting programmes that appeal to many different audiences. It is an enormous accomplishment to run a successful live music space and in spite of economic challenges, the British live music scene is still strong," said PRS CEO Robert Ashcroft. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers