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20 years on from their Live Aid (1985) triumph, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure recruit the world's music superstars once again to perform live and put pressure on Western governments to help Africa and Make Poverty History.

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Credited cast:
Bob Geldof ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Articolo 31 Articolo 31 ... Themselves
4Peace Ensemble 4Peace Ensemble ... Themselves - Johannesburg
A-Ha ... Themselves
Bryan Adams ... Himself
Romeo Antonio Romeo Antonio ... Himself
Ainhoa Arbizu Ainhoa Arbizu ... Herself
Jann Arden ... Herself
Tina Arena ... Herself
Richard Ashcroft ... Himself
Audioslave ... Themselves - Berlin
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself
BAP BAP ... Themselves - Berlin (as Bap)
Amel Bent Amel Bent ... Himself
Louis Bertignac Louis Bertignac ... Himself
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20 years on from their Live Aid (1985) triumph, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure recruit the world's music superstars once again to perform live and put pressure on Western governments to help Africa and Make Poverty History.

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One day. One concert. One world. See more »

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Official Sites:

Official site | The Live 8 List

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UK

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2 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Live 8 See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Sublime...
3 July 2005 | by jase_connorSee all my reviews

Sublime...

A who's who concert of the past and present music industry featuring Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Elton John, Coldplay, Sting, Robbie Williams and REM in 10 different concerts in London, Cornwall, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Ontario, Tokyo, Jo'Burg, Moscow and Philadelphia.

Why? For justice! The concerts were designed to raise awareness, (not money), about the catastrophic poverty that exists in our world today, primarily in Africa. This public awareness was raised in order to put pressure on the G8 Leaders who will be meeting in Scotland on July 6-9. Through the huge public support, these leaders will be forced to consider the issues of fair trade, debt relief and aid and hopefully act upon these issues and in doing so, Make Poverty History.

A stellar event for a most worthy cause!


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