Edinburgh 50,000 – The Final Push
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2 July 2005
Edinburgh 50,000 – The Final Push was part of the series of Live 8 concerts held around the world designed to encourage the leaders congregating at the G8 meeting to consider the plight of those in absolute poverty (see Make Poverty History). Held on 6 July 2005, four days after the other concerts, at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, it coincided with the opening day of the 31st G8 Summit and rally in the city centre marking the end of the Long Walk to Justice.
The event is also referred to as "Live 8 Edinburgh" and "Live 8 Scotland".
Tickets were allocated by means of a "text lottery". As with the Hyde Park Live 8 concert it overran its official finishing time (by almost 2 hours). At first members of the audience were warned that they would have to leave early so that they wouldn't miss the last bus/train home, but it was soon announced that the local services had extended their hours to accommodate.
The highlights of the Edinburgh concert are included on the official Live 8 DVD as a special feature. The only artists featured are The Proclaimers, Wet Wet Wet, 1 Giant Leap, Annie Lennox, Bob Geldof, The Thrills, Midge Ure, Texas, Katherine Jenkins, Travis and James Brown.
- Lenny Henry (host)
- The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
- Jamie Cullum - "All You Need Is Love" (with Natasha Bedingfield)
- Natasha Bedingfield - "These Words" (with Jamie Cullum)
- Wet Wet Wet - "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Love Is All Around" (with instrumentals from "Scotland the Brave" and "Loch Lomond")
- Davina McCall (presenter), with children from C8 delegation
- Peter Kay - Instrumental version of "Top of the World"
- McFly 3 - "All About You"
- Eddie Izzard (presenter)
- 1 Giant Leap featuring Will Young, Maxi Jazz, Neneh Cherry, Geoffrey Oryema4, and Mahotella Queens - "My Culture"
- Eddie Izzard - "Flower of Scotland" (during technical difficulties)
- Sugababes - "Stronger"
- Bono 1 (presenter)
- Nelson Mandela (speaker, pre-recorded message from South Africa)
- George Clooney (presenter)
- Annie Lennox 1 - "Redemption Song", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"
- Coumi Nidu (Action Against Poverty)
- Susan Sarandon (presenter)
- Bob Geldof 1 and Campino (from Die Toten Hosen) 5 - "The Great Song of Indifference", "Rat Trap"
- The Thrills - "Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far)"
- Claudia Schiffer and Herbert Grönemeyer 5 (presenters)
- Midge Ure - "Vienna" (with Eddie Izzard on piano and Troy Donockley on bouzouki)
- Chris Evans
- Feeder - "Buck Rogers"
- Wangari Maathai (presenter)
- Youssou N'Dour 1 2 4 and Neneh Cherry - "7 Seconds"
- Embrace - "Ashes"
- Beverley Knight
- Texas - "Inner Smile", "Say What You Want"
- Katherine Jenkins - "Nessun dorma"
- Snow Patrol 1 - "Run"
- Ronan Keating
- Travis 1 - "Driftwood", "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?"
- The Corrs - "Breathless", "When the Stars Go Blue" (with Bono 1)
- James Brown - "I Feel Good", "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "Sex Machine" (featuring Will Young), encore
1 Also performed at the London show on July 2
2 Also performed at the Paris show on July 2
3 Also performed at the Tokyo show on July 2
4 Also performed at the "Africa Calling" show on July 2
5 Also performed at the Berlin show on July 2
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