Friday, May 27, 2005

Geldof: Live 8 Is Now On

SIR Bob Geldof yesterday confirmed he was planning a music spectacular 20 years after Live Aid, as revealed in the Mirror.

The singer is signing up the biggest names in pop to perform on July 2 for the Make Poverty History campaign.

He said: "Once more into the breach. What started 20 years ago is coming to a political point.

"What we do in the next five weeks is seriously, historically, politically important. We'll have all the biggest names we can find."

Coldplay, U2, Sir Paul McCartney and the Spice Girls are among those who will play at gigs in Washington and London.

Around 100,000 fans are due at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park with a further 100,000 expected to watch the US one.

The televised event coincides with the G8 Summit of rich nations in Scotland on July 6-8.

Live Aid in 1985, watched by 1.5billion people, raised £60million for Ethiopia's starving.


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