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Live 8

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The waiting's finally over, and 20 years on from Live Aid's original "global juxebox", the eyes of the world are focused once again on an epic, international musical extravaganza - this time to generate support for the Make Poverty History campaign.
The stellar and highly eclectic cast list at the day's stand-out event in London's Hyde Park reads like a Who's Who of pop royalty. There are sets from standard-bearers of the old guard like Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, event instigator Bob Geldof, Annie Lennox and, specially re-formed for the show, the classic Pink Floyd line-up; established acts include U2, Coldplay, Dido, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, REM, UB40, Travis, Snoop Dogg, Velvet Revolver and Stereophonies; while Joss Stone, Keane, the Killers, Ms Dynamite , Razorlight, Scissor Sisters and Snow Patrol represent the younger generation.
Jonathan Ross will take viewers to the heart of the action from a pod positioned above the stage, while Jo Whiley and Fearne Cotton will be catching up with musicians backstage. Plus special guests and updates from today's concerts in Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Toronto, Tokyo and Rome. The show is repeated along with the US event at 7pm on BBC3.
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Radio 1 broadcasts live throughout the day from the gigs across Europe; Radio 2 has interviews with performers in London; and Radio 5 Live's coverage includes the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh.
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Followed by National Lottery Results.
Subsequent programmes may run late.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Annie Lennox
Unknown: Robbie Williams
Unknown: Mariah Carey
Unknown: Joss Stone
Unknown: Ms Dynamite
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Jo Whiley
Director: Richard Valentine
Director: Geoff Posner
Direcotr: Claire Popplewell
Producer: Lorna Dickinson
Producer: Elaine Paterson
Producer: Cerrie Frost
Producer: Kim Ross
Executive Editor: Nick Vaughan-Barratt

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