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domingo, 3 de junio de 2007

Pink Floyd - Pink Floyd in Live 8


Live 8

Live8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa.

They were timed to precede the G8 Conference and Summit held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland from 6-8 July 2005; they also coincided with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid.

Run in support of the aims of the the UK's Make Poverty History campaign and the Global Call for Action Against Poverty, the shows planned to pressure world leaders to drop the debt of the world's poorest nations, increase and improve aid, and negotiate fair trade rules in the interest of poorer countries.

Ten simultaneous concerts were held on 2 July and one on 6 July.

On 7 July the G8 leaders pledged to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010.

Live 8 in Hyde Park, London

More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

Live Aid and Band Aid organiser Bob Geldof announced the event on 31 May 2005.

Many former Live Aids acts offered their services to the cause.
Prior to the official announcement of the event many news sources referred to the event as Live Aid 2.

However Geldof and co-organiser Midge Ure have since explicitly said they don't think of the event as the same as Live Aid. Geldof said "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."

Pink Floyd in Live 8

(Hyde Park, London)



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