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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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Human
16 December 2005 | by amyjay-1See all my reviews

For goodness sake! What is wrong with having a concert!? Not everyone can rush off to Africa and administer vital medication to dying children. Not everyone wants to post their leftover food to starving children. This concert was simply a way for everyone (who wanted too) to feel that they have done something positive towards making a change. It was a POSITIVE thing to do.

Those of us lucky enough to be at the concert left that evening feeling human. Those who watched it on TV felt the power of that message. We had been forced to get in touch with our emotions, whether that be elation, excitement, empathy, passion.... whatever the emotions we felt, they made us remember what it was like to be human.

Reminding us fortunate westerners what it is like to be a real human.

And that, my friend, is what i believe is the key to making a change in this very un-human world.


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