One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – U2 At LIVE AID 1985

Memorable festival flashes to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

12 July 2020

On 13th July 1985, 35 years ago, massive concert event LIVE AID was organized
by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the immensely dramatic Ethiopian
famine
.

Announced as the ‘global jukebox’, the marathon was held simultaneously
at Wembley Stadium in London for 72,000 people, and at John F. Kennedy
Stadium
in Philadelphia with a crowd of 89,500. And an audience of 1.9 billion
TV viewers across 150 nations, that’s nearly 40% of the world population!

One of the most memorable performances was by U2.
The Irish rockers – read Bono – stunned Wembley and
the whole wide world with epic renditions of Sunday
Bloody Sunday
and Bad. Relive it here…

– BAD –

– SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY –

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