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55,000 more tickets for Live 8 show

Live 8 organisers have announced the release of 55,000 extra free tickets to the star-studded concert.
The additional places will allow people to watch Saturday’s event at Hyde Park live on giant screens.
Pairs of tickets will be handed out free of charge from Wednesday at selected venues in London and around the UK, organisers said.
Bob Geldof said: “This is going to be the biggest event in Hyde Park’s history and the biggest ticketed event ever in the UK.
“The park will be filled to the brim. In other cities around the country and around the world, millions of people will be joining in to make poverty history. It will be one of those defining moments that come around once in a generation.”
The announcement followed “detailed discussions” with the Royal Parks, Westminster City Council and police, organisers said.
Space for the additional numbers has been allocated south of the Serpentine Lake. The finish time for the event has been extended from 8pm to 9.30pm.
Organisers urged people without tickets not to come, saying that room was limited due to “the massive infrastructure and huge numbers with tickets”.
Saturday’s show, with an actual audience of 150,000, will include Madonna, Robbie Williams and Sir Paul McCartney. The concert will highlight poverty and debt in developing countries, just days before the leaders of the world’s richest countries meet in Scotland.
The 55,000 extra tickets will be available from 3pm on Wednesday June 29, with doors closing at 7pm and reopening at 10am next morning.
source : reuters