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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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Cast

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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Official Sites:

Official site | The Live 8 List

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UK

Release Date:

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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50 Cent was scheduled to perform but had to back out because he was filming Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005). See more »

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Fantastic and a piece of history on DVD
22 April 2006 | by steve-862See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Live 8 at the time.

There was a real sense of occasion about it, that it might have an influence on world poverty.

Now watching the DVDs some of that sense of occasion has gone. Although there are still children dying every few seconds and the haunting video to Annie Lenox's 'Why?' still affects as it should.

What disappointed me most was the removal of some tracks, presumably due to shortage of time. I was particularly looking forward to seeing Keane's 'Bedshaped' again and found it was one of those that had been left out.

The sound quality however is excellent through my hifi speakers but not all the bands performed that well on the day. For me Pete Doherty and Black Eyed Peas were a little bit poor.

Overall it is still an excellent concert to watch, the variety of artists and the reason they were all there make it unique...apart from Live Aid of course


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