After many years of refusing to stage anything like Live Aid ever again, Bob Geldof made the official announcement today confirming Live 8. Called this as a nod to the G8 summit, the concert will take place simultaneously in five different cities across the globe: London, Berlin, Paris, Philadelphia, and Rome.
Already rumoured, but now confirmed by Sir Geldof himself: U2 will play at the London concert in Hyde Park.
A text lottery will determine who gets to go to the free concert in Hyde Park, London.
The line up consists of the following (and probably some):
Sir Elton John
Sir Paul McCartney
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Die Toten Hosen
Will Smith (host)
The Dave Matthews Band