Live 8 concert, Berlin

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Live 8 concerts and line-ups
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2 July 2005
Hyde Park, London
Château de Versailles, near Paris
Siegessäule, Berlin
Circus Maximus, Rome
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Park Place, Barrie
Makuhari Messe, Chiba
Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg
Red Square, Moscow
"Africa Calling", Eden Project

6 July 2005
"Edinburgh 50,000 – The Final Push"

On 2 July 2005, a Live 8 concert was held at the Siegessäule (Victory Column) in the Tiergarten park in Berlin, Germany.

The event is also referred to as "Live 8 Berlin" or "Live 8 Germany".

Initially, some music critics wrote the Berlin concert off as a failure when the original line-up was announced, with several complaining there were too many bands singing in German to appeal to the world. This so-called "problem" (rubbished by Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof) was alleviated by the late addition of Green Day to the list of artists performing.

Lauryn Hill and Crosby, Stills & Nash were originally in the lineup, but both pulled out.

Green Day also caused a minor stir when they sang "Sieg Heil to the President Gasman" undoctored as part of their song Holiday.

Lineup[edit]

The Live 8 concert in Berlin

Hosts[edit]

  • Anne Will, newscaster
  • Michael Mittermeier, comedian

Performers[edit]

On stage A-Ha.

Past Live Aid performers are listed with an asterisk (*):

Live 8 Berlin - DVD

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