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Gelfdof plans new Live Aid gig

Sir Bob Geldof is planning to stage a new Live Aid concert as Britain hosts the G8 summit of world leaders in July, it was confirmed today.
The event – to be called Live 8 – is expected to take place over two days in London’s Hyde Park and will focus attention on poverty and disease in Africa.
Chart-topping bands U2 and Coldplay are tipped to take part alongside Madonna, Robbie Williams and a host of other big name stars.
The gig would come on the 20th anniversary of the first Live Aid at Wembley and follows the success of the Band Aid II single, which took the Christmas No 1 spot and raised £15 million for aid charities in Africa.
A spokeswoman for Sir Bob said: “The Live Aid Trust has been discussing the plans to hold an event around the time of the G8 summit, though no firm dates are yet in place.”
It is thought the gigs will be held on July 2 and 3, the weekend prior to the three-day summit of leading industrialised nations at the Gleneagles Hotel, in Perthshire, Scotland, from July 6.
Unlike the original Live Aid – which saw Sir Paul McCartney, Queen, David Bowie and leading names of the era perform on July 13, 1985, it is understood the new event is not intended to attract donations from the public.
The concert, expected to be free if sponsorship can be raised, will be held solely to urge world leaders to take action at the summit to halt deaths in Africa from Aids and tuberculosis.
Plans for the gig have forced London radio station Capital FM to scrap plans for the annual Party in the Park, held in Hyde Park in support of The Princes Trust.
Capital FM managing director Keith Pringle said the broadcaster will instead support Live 8 by providing a number of services for free in the interest of “the greater good”.
Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Princes Trust said: “Capital and The Prince’s Trust are delighted to support Live 8 and we look forward to Party in the Park next year.”
source : utv