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do you think it'll happen? for now I'll say yay...hoping...

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I hope so too 

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"do you think it'll happen? for now I'll say yay...hoping... -- Edited by MMbullybuddyGP at 20:58, 2005-05-08"

Well I may have been dreaming, but I'm sure they mentioned it on XFM with Oasis & Coldplay headlining.  Unfortunately, I can't find it on the internet.

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untill Bob himself says something, anything, I'm not gonna belive anything....but there's always hope...

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Well the Daily Mirror today seemed convinced it is going ahead.  It's all over the paper and, no, I don't normally buy that paper, blame my husband 

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15524749%26method=full%26siteid=94762%26headline=live%2daid%2dfaces%2dtv%2dblackout%2dthreat-name_page.html


LIVE AID FACES TV BLACKOUT THREAT


Top stars lined up for concert
By Alun Palmer And Cameron Robertson

LIVE 8, the greatest show on earth, is ready to rock and roll despite a TV blackout threat.


It is feared TV coverage on July 2 could be hit by a 24-hour strike of up to 10,000 BBC workers protesting over plans to cut thousands of jobs.


But a BBC source said last night: "We hope that the unions wouldn't want to stand in the way of something as major as this. We believe everyone will feel the show must go on."


Twenty years after the first Live Aid concert, Bob Geldof has secretly lined up the biggest names in pop to perform rolling concerts in London and Washington as the stunning climax to the Make Poverty History campaign, backed by the Mirror.
 Though Sir Bob has previously declared he would organise another Live Aid concert "over my dead body" he has clinched a deal with the BBC to screen the extravaganza live.



The aim is to put pressure on leaders of the world's richest countries - especially President Bush - to alleviate Third World debt when they meet at the G8 summit in Scotland on July 6-8.



Among stars lined up are Joss Stone, Elton John - who may duet with the Scissor Sisters - Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, U2, Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Oasis, Sting, The Who and Eminem . All will be performing for free.



Talks have also taken place with other major bands including the Rolling Stones but it is not known if they will be able to take part.



There is expected to be a message from Nelson Mandela from a video link, if he is unable to jet in from South Africa to appear in person.



The spectacular is expected to outstrip the first Live Aid concert which drew a worldwide audience of 1.5billion and eventually raised £60million from pledges by the public.



Sir Bob, aided by Four Weddings and a Funeral film maker Richard Curtis and promoter Harvey Goldsmith, has been secretly masterminding the show for the last two months.



An insider told the Mirror: "Everyone in the industry is 100 per cent behind it and we're moving heaven and earth to get our artists there.



"This is an amazing achievement. Basically, it's being organised from the mobile phones of Bob and Richard. To plan a gig like this would take a year. They're getting it together in a couple of months. The reason there hasn't been an announcement is that there are so many obstacles to overcome."



Another source added: "Outwardly, Bob vehemently denies involvement. But everyone in the industry knows he's pulling the strings.



"Bob doesn't want to be the figurehead until everything is in place. He doesn't want this to be a failure and he only has a couple of weeks to pull it off." An official announcement will now be made on May 24. Tickets on a first come, first served basis should be available in the next few weeks.



Around 100,000 people will fill Hyde Park on the big day with a further 100,000 in Washington when the London concert ends.



Broadcasters and concert chiefs have been negotiating to clear space for Live 8. BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett and BBC Chairman Michael Grade have held talks with organisers.



The annual Party in the Park concert, which was to be staged in Hyde Park on the same weekend, has stepped aside. Prince Charles and Capital Radio agreed to cancel the concert - which raises money for the Prince's Trust - when they learned it would clash.



Capital Radio will now broadcast the concert live and relay it to other independent radio stations.



U2, whose frontman Bono has been at the forefront of the Make Poverty History campaign, plans to perform a set in the afternoon before jetting to Vienna to perform in the evening. .



Coldplay, whose lead singer Chris Martin is a vocal supporter for Make Poverty History, are hoping to take part despite being in Edinburgh later that evening. Oasis are scheduled to appear before their world tour.



The first Live Aid concert on July, 13, 1985, was a 16-hour marathon in London and Philadelphia with acts including Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger.



Sir Bob organised the concert and the Band Aid single in response to famine in Ethiopia, in which 1.2 million people starved to death. Live Aid eventually raised £60m with half of the money spent on food and half on long term development.



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Looks like it's on!


http://www.nme.com/news/112375.htm


LIVE AID II is expected to take place in LONDON’s HYDE PARK.


The Prince’s Trust has cancelled its annual Party In The Park concert, which was due to take place in the capital on July 2, to make way for the possible event.


According to BBC News, Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince’s Trust said it was “delighted to support Live 8” and that Party In The Park would return in 2006.


Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof has so far denied plans for Live Aid II - dubbed Live 8 - though the BBC has said it is in “discussions” with the star to screen the concert.


The event is expected to take place in support of the Make Poverty History campaign, which highlights the global problem that a child dies every three seconds due to extreme poverty.


Acts already linked with Live 8 include U2, The Rolling Stones and Sir Paul McCartney.


Geldof’s spokespeople have confirmed that there are discussions about holding shows and an announcement is expected in the next few days.


It is rumoured that a similar concert may take place in Washington on the same day.


Live 8 would coincide with the G8 conference, which is due to take place in Scotland on July 2.


The original Live Aid concert was held at London’s Wembley Stadium in 1985 and in Philadelphia.


It raised £60 million from pledges by the public and attracted a global audience of 1.5 billion.



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I hope it's all true....

how exciting if it is it better broadcast worldwide so I can watch it on TV at least (or actually go to the darn thing in DC, I don't live that far from it...who knows)!

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Yes.


Travis are likely to be there, as Fran Healy is very involved in the whole Band Aid 20 / Make Poverty History thing, and he has also been out to Sudan twice to make a documentary about Africa to go out just before the G8 summit which takes place on the same day as Live 8, July 2nd.


I have to go to this event!


 


 



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welcome to the forum Travis

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I am sure I read somewhere that it will be announced today(24th) May.I hope it will happen.

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Doing a little research here in the USA I stumbled across www.live8.us. Although it says it is an "unofficial site" the author seems to be keeping a close eye on the media, and why would someone put such enegy and time into creating a site if he/she didn't think it was a done deal? I've bookmarked it as it seems to be updated and expanded on daly. Cheers!

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Hi,


My name is ingo and I’m from Germany. When I heard about the rumbling of a “new” live aid on the July 2nd , I order 2 flight tickets to London – in the hope the event will really taking place – if not, so I thought , we will just spend an “normal weekend” in London. 


So, my question  is the following: 


Where we can buy tickets when they are available? I hope in the next 2 weeks, the tickets will be available. Could someone give me an internet address or a good tip? I think it could be a problem to get tickets form Germany?


Thx!


Ingo


PS: Sorry about my bad English!



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You can text/email/phone or whatever, and you will get an invite.


Doubtless these invites will be on sale on eBay or whatever, but it's a FREE gig.


So I have heard!



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"You can text/email/phone or whatever, and you will get an invite."


To which / whom i should text, email or phone???



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""You can text/email/phone or whatever, and you will get an invite." To which / whom i should text, email or phone???"

It has yet to be announced.  So just wait.....

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Mirror - 26 May 2005
 
LINED UP FOR LIVE 8
Sir Paul McCartney and U2 will open the show with the Beatles classic Sgt Pepper.
Sir Elton John
Joss Stone
Madonna
U2
Robbie Williams
Coldplay (Despite having a gig in Edinburgh the band are expected to jet down to London to take part.)
Oasis
Sting
The Who
Eminem
Annie Lennox
Franz Ferdinand
 
Organisers are in talks with:
The Scissor Sisters
The Rolling Stones
Madonna
Pink Floyd
 
Nelson Mandela is expected to appear via video message if he can't be there in person.
 
It will be great! See also www.live8.de
 


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Canadian Press

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LONDON (AP) - Live Aid founders Bob Geldof and Midge Ure said Thursday they were planning a star-studded concert to fight poverty in Africa - but insisted it wouldn't be Live Aid Mark 2.


Rumours have swirled for weeks that a Live Aid sequel will be held in London's Hyde Park in early July, days before leaders of the world's richest nations meet for a G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. Madonna, U2, Paul McCartney and a reunited Spice Girls have all been mentioned in the possible lineup.


"I can say there's never going to be a Live Aid II but there's something brewing," Ure said Thursday at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards ceremony in London.


"It's big. And it's as petrifying as the buildup to Live Aid, if not more so. We'll have all the biggest names we can find. But it's not just about big names, it's about making a point."


Geldof and Ure received a Novello award for last year's remake of their 1984 charity single Do They Know It's Christmas? That song and the 1985 Live Aid concerts in London and the United States raised millions for Ethiopian famine victims.


Geldof has continued to campaign against poverty in Africa, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair has made aid to the continent one of the key themes for Britain's leadership of the G8 this year.


"Once more into the breach," Geldof said. "What started 20 years ago is coming to a political point in a few weeks.


"There's more than a chance that the boys and girls with guitars will finally get to turn the world on its axis and I need you there with us."


While details remain under wraps, one star confirmed Thursday he would be participating.


"Bob called me up and said I was doing it," Sting said at the Novello awards. "He doesn't ask you, he tells you," he said Thursday.



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It could happen or not happen. If it doesn't, the world will be at a loss. If it does, then comes THE question: Would he try to get Pink Floyd back together for it? I know it's all rumor, but it's even been on our only local classic rock station, and they're usually right. If Bob himself has any personal contact to this site, I beg of him, please let the show go on. "So ya thought ya might like to go to the show..."



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get the pink floyd back together for a second Live Aid? hrm...I'm not so sure that would work...by the way, do you mean the "classic" floyd with waters/wright/gilmour/mason or do you mean the current floyd? the current floyd, maybe, maybe... people would certainly like it to happen!


well...I don't really belive that Live 8 will happen, but if it does and floyd plays..it's a nice fantasy!



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Well, I guess it's on. It is far too bad that Pink Floyd would rejoin for such a noble cause. I guess it was too much to ask for. Shows what good hoping does...


I have a new website now, http://www.xanga.com/live_aid . Check it out.



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