LIVE8 - The Long Walk to Justice

The Concerts


An estimated 3 BILLION PEOPLE watched LIVE 8 the greatest, greatest show on Earth.

This is where the concerts took place and who performed:

When: Saturday 2nd July, 2005.


UK – Hyde Park, London

France – Palais de Versailles, Paris

Germany – Siegessäule, Berlin

Italy – Circus Maximus, Rome

USA –Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Canada –Park Place, Barrie

Japan –Makuhari Messe, Tokyo

South Africa –Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg

The Russian Federation - Red Square, Moscow

UK - The Eden Project

Museum of Art, Philadelphia

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TV and Radio

The LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world will be watched and listen to by more than 2 billion people.

In the UK, the BBC is the host broadcaster for LIVE 8 London with coverage across BBC ONE, TWO and THREE, with radio broadcasts on Radio's 1 and 2, the BBC World Service and across the BBC's regional stations.

Commercial Radio will also be broadcasting live from backstage at Hyde Park and The Museum of Art in Philadelphia, with reporters at every LIVE 8 gig across the world, to an estimated audience of over 28 million listeners across 200+ stations.

Partner TV and Radio broadcasters, such as MTV, will be be working to bring this huge international event to the whole world.

Watch online

Relive the global experience - watch the LIVE 8 concerts on demand, only on:

You can find exclusive live coverage--including behind-the-scenes tidbits, special blogs, and all the performances.

Getting to Hyde Park

What is the quickest way to and from Live8?

PDF Document: Transport for London Leaflet - What is the quickest way to and from Live8?Download (PDF - 533K) the Transport for London leaflet on travelling to and from the Live8 concert happening at Hyde Park on the 2nd July 2005.

General travel advice is available at stations, bus stations and travel information centres. Up-to-the-minute details can be obtained from the following sources:

Transport for London
24 Hour Travel Information: 020 7222 1234
Textphone: 020 7918 3015

National Rail
Travel Information: 08457 48 49 50
Textphone: 0845 6050 600

Park Place, Barrie

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Makuhari Messe, Tokyo

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Artists performing include:

Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg

Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty

Red Square, Moscow

Artists performing include:

What to take

St. John's Ambulance have provided the following as a guide of what to take with you, to ensure you get full enjoyment out of the concert.

What to pack:

Bottle of water - try not to drink too much alcohol and take a bottle of water. The likelihood of sunstroke is increased if your body is dehydrated

Brimmed hat - sunburn to the face, neck and ears can be easily prevented with headwear that provides shade

Banana & sugar sweets - or a similar food sources will keep energy levels high and prevent symptoms such as nausea

Sun cream - a high factor cream will give you protection from harmful UVA and UVB sunrays which cause sunburn and cancer

Prescribed medication - very important to take any prescribed medication as First Aiders are not allowed to issue drugs

Plasters - you can treat yourself for minor cuts, grazes and blisters

Hay Fever tablets - outdoor events are likely to have high pollen counts so take some anti-histamine if you suffer from Hay Fever

Warm & waterproof clothing - in case the weather isn't as hot as expected!

Chantell Lueshing, from St. John's Ambulance who will be volunteering at LIVE 8, said: 'There's always a great atmosphere at outdoor events but the frivolity can sometimes lead to us being very busy. It's important for attendees at LIVE 8 and the other events to be prepare for different weather conditions and locate the nearest First Aid point just in case it's needed later in the day.'

Anyone interested in becoming a St John Ambulance volunteer can contact their local office via 08700 10 49 50 or via the organisation's website at

Tickets for LIVE 8 Tokyo

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the 'Ticket' tab at top right of screen
  3. Click the red 'Excite' link
  4. You are directed to a dedicated Live 8 Excite page, where you can learn more about why Live 8 is happening, and send a message to the leaders of the G8 about the call to end global poverty.
  5. Link to the 'Terms and Conditions' page and click 'Agree' if you wish to continue the ticket application.
  6. Register to enter the ticket lottery and submit information
  7. You will be given the option to donate any amount of money from 1yen, and after the costs of the concert are met all funds will be donated to Live 8 Trust and Oxfam. This has no bearing on the chances of winning the tickets, which are selected by computer at random.
  8. The closing date for receipt of both ticket lottery applications, and donations, is Wednesday 29th June at 12 midnight.
  9. Winners of the pairs of tickets will be notified by e-mail on Thursday 30th June.
  10. Winners will be given a personalised identification certificate to bring to the venue, along with some personal ID, when the doors open at 12noon on Saturday 2nd July to gain access.

Edinburgh 50,000
The Final Push

This is the final moment; this is the eve of the biggest meeting ever in the fight against poverty.

As the leaders fly into Gleneagles on the evening of Wednesday 6th July, a very special event at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium will signal the end of the Long Walk To Justice and the beginning of the G8 Summit.

Hosted by Lenny Henry and Peter Kay, the event will include some of music’s biggest names such as Annie Lennox, Snow Patrol, Travis, The Sugababes, Ronan Keating, Beverly Knight, The Corrs, Natasha Bedingfield, Proclaimers, Texas, Youssou N’Dour, McFly, Bob Geldof, Midge Ure and African artists from Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD plus a line up of very special speakers.

Tickets for this special event have already been allocated via a free text competition. If you were lucky enough to get one, you can take advantage of some great transport offers.

Travel To Murrayfield

If you received a ticket to Edinburgh 50,000 – The Final Push at Murrayfield Stadium, you can take advantage of the travel offers below.

Stagecoach backs the long walk to justice with 1,000 bus seats

A convoy of a dozen double-deckers will travel from London to Scotland on 5th July, arriving in Edinburgh on the morning of the Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push gig. The buses will return to London on the evening of 6 th July after the gig has ended.

To book your ticket at a fantastic discounted rate of £8 please go to

Virgin Trains

We are pleased to announce that Virgin Trains have donated free seats in support of the Make Poverty History Campaign. If you have a ticket for the Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push gig, we are able to offer 200 free seats on a first come first serve basis on the following train:

Depart Euston, London 5th July, 10.48. Arrive Edinburgh, Waverley 5th July, 16.16.

Depart Edinburgh, Waverley 7th July, 09.55. Arrive London, Euston 7th July, 15.48.

For help with accommodation go to