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Bob Geldof:

“This is not Live Aid 2.

These concerts are the start point for The Long Walk To Justice, the one way we can all make our voices heard in unison.

This is without doubt a moment in history where ordinary people can grasp the chance to achieve something truly monumental and demand from the 8 world leaders at G8 an end to poverty.

The G8 leaders have it within their power to alter history.  They will only have the will to do so if tens of thousands of people show them that enough is enough.

By doubling aid, fully cancelling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa, the G8 could change the future for millions of men, women and children.”

Live coverage of the Live 8 concerts which take place in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Philadelphia.

The list of artists confirmed to appear is extensive, and includes:

Annie Lennox, Bob Geldof, Coldplay, The Cure, Dido, Sir Elton John, Joss Stone, Keane, The Killers, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ms. Dynamite, Muse, Sir Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Razorlight, REM, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Sting, Travis, U2, Velvet Revolver, Andrea Bocelli, Craig David, Jamiroquai, Manu Chao, Placebo, Youssou N’Dour, A-ha, Brian Wilson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Die Toten Hosen, Lauryn Hill, Zucchero, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z, Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5, P Diddy, Sarah McLachlan and Stevie Wonder.