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As with previous years, the Special Events category is particularly variable as it is highly dependent on whether performances that cannot be classified into other categories take place. In the period 2013 to 2014, revenue in the Special Events category increased by 82.1% from $6.03 million to $10.98 million. Total attendances grew more strongly, increasing by 85.7%, but this included significant growth in zero priced tickets. This explains why revenue growth was somewhat softer than growth in attendance despite a 18.8% increase in the average ticket price.
The increase in this category can be explained by the aforementioned fluctuation in events. Major events in this category in 2014 included Mythbusters Live, Rockwiz Live and a tour by Brian Cox. In particular, the Mythbusters: Behind the Myths show toured Australia for the first time in 2014, contributing to growth in all states where it was performed (Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland).