More than a million people saw events at the venue
Music-News reports that the venue, 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.
PRS for Music, the organisation that collects royalties for songwriters and composers, analysed data of more than 10,000 live music events in 2011, although it's not quite clear what made the Southbank Centre the leading concert venue.
In total, the top 100 venues put on 13,781 concerts last year, with the top 5 venues in 2011 putting on more than 1,829 between them.
London accounted for 30% of the top 100 live music venues while top concert locations were: Glasgow (8), Manchester (5); Birmingham (4); and Bristol (3).
Here's the top 20 venues:
1 South Bank Concert Halls LONDON
2 The Sage Gateshead GATESHEAD
3 O2 Academy Birmingham BIRMINGHAM
4 Stables MILTON KEYNES
5 Ronnie Scotts Club LONDON
6 O2 Academy Islington LONDON
7 Royal Northern College Of Music MANCHESTER
8 O2 Academy Newcastle NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
9 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut GLASGOW
10 Kings Place LONDON
11 Royal Albert Hall LONDON
12 Wigmore Hall LONDON
13 Robin R'N'B Club 2 BILSTON
14 Glasgow ABC GLASGOW
15 Spa Complex SCARBOROUGH
16 Philharmonic Hall LIVERPOOL
17 Borderline LONDON
18 Bridgewater Hall MANCHESTER
19 St Martin-In-The Fields LONDON
20 O2 Academy Oxford OXFORD
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