Pink concert pumped $14 million into Dunedin economy

Pink's Dunedin concert injected $14 million into the city and wider Otago region's economies.

Pink with some Dunedin residents. Source: Instagram

Almost 38,000 people attended the concert, with two-thirds of those from outside Dunedin, according to figures released today by the Dunedin City Council-owned Dunedin Venues.

US pop singer Pink and her two children at a Dunedin farmers market. Source: Instagram / Pink

Visitors to the city spent $14 million.

Dunedin Venues chief executive Terry Davies said with American singer Shania Twain's upcoming show at the stadium, concerts were expected to contribute about $65m to the city's economy this year.

Seven concerts have been hosted in 2018, including three by singer Ed Sheeran over Easter weekend and a one-off concert by Pullitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar.

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Pink performs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 1, 2018, in Dunedin.
Pink performs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 1, 2018, in Dunedin. Source: Getty