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: Live Aid for Africa

The greatest performance event in rock and pop history deserves the most complete coverage. Today Radio 1 in stereo and BBCtv come together to bring you an unprecedented 'simulcast' of two mammoth concerts from Wembley Stadium in London and John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.

Featuring the greatest collection of stars ever assembled on one occasion, Live Aid's intention is to entertain, and in so doing to raise money to keep people alive in Africa.The presenters throughout the day for this TV and stereo sound experience are Andy Batten-Foster, Steve Blacknell, Mark Ellen, Paul Gambaccini, David Hepworth, Andy Kershaw, Janice Long, Richard Skinner, Mike Smith.

As Bob Geldof has said, 'We've kept millions alive; now we must give them a life.'

12 noon
Live Aid for Africa
Live from Wembley Stadium, London and J.F.K. Stadium, Philadelphia, with contributions from Australia, Japan and many European countries, Band Aid takes a massive step further to help eradicate the spreading threat of starvation in Africa with Live Aid for Africa. For the next 16 hours BBC2, BBC1 and Radio 1's stereo network help to broadcast this concert to the far corners of the world creating the largest viewing figure of all time. The generosity of this massive audience will determine the amount of money that Band Aid will raise for Africa. The first five hours come from Wembley with live music from Australia, Japan, Holland, Austria, Yugoslavia and Holland. The second five hours alternate between J.F.K., Philadelphia and Wembley.

12.0 Opening ceremony
12.5 Status Quo
12.25 Style Council
12.47 Ultravox
1.18 Boomtown Rats and Adam Ant
1.47 Spandau Ballet
2.4 Elvis Costello
2.18 Nik Kershaw
2.49 Sade
3.18 Sting, Phil Collins and Julian Lennon
3.53 Howard Jones
4.7 Bryan Ferry
4.38 Paul Young and Alison Moyet
5.0 Bryan Adams, Live from America
5.20 U2
5.41 The Beach Boys, Live from America
6.0 Dire Straits
6.21 Tears for Fears, Live from America
6.40 Queen
7.1 Simple Minds, Live from America
7.20 David Bowie
7.41 Pretenders, Live from America
8.0 The Who
8.21 Santana and Pat Metheny, Live from America
8.40 Elton John and Wham!
9.20 The Thomson Twins and Nile Rodgers, Live from America
9.39 Wembley Finale Mercury and May, Paul McCartney Tout Ensemble

10.0 pm-4.0* am

The running order is

Tom Petty
The Cars
Kenny Loggins
Neil Young
Power Station
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Paul Martinez
Duran Duran
Patti Labelle
Hall and Oates, The Temptations
Mick Jagger and Tina Turner
Bob Dylan
and Finale

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Presenter: Andy Batten-Foster
Presenter: Steve Blacknell
Presenter: Mark Ellen
Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Presenter: David Hepworth
Presenter: Andy Kershaw
Presenter: Janice Long
Presenter: Richard Skinner
Presenter: Mike Smith
Sound: Mike Robinson
Producer: Dave Atkey
Producer: Jeff Grifin
Executive producer: Stuart Grundy
Executive producer: Chris Lycett

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