Live8 Updates and details of Australian broadcast
Hundreds of thousands more people will be able to attend the star-studded Live 8 concert after organisers agreed to put up giant screens, U TV reports. They will go up around Hyde Park so those not lucky enough to win one of 150,000 tickets for next month`s event can still turn up, London`s Evening Standard said.
Event promoter Harvey Goldsmith refused to comment on the report saying “All I can tell you is that I am producing this event and we have 150,000 people coming into a secured arena to watch the show. All those tickets have been distributed. That is all we can let in.” A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “We are still in negotiations with the organisers regarding details of the event. We are reminding people that only those with tickets at this stage are allowed entrance to the concert area.”
Live 8 boss Bob Geldof appeared to let slip the new plans yesterday as he received an honorary degree in Dublin and used the occasion to urge people to travel over for the July 2 concert. He said: “I’m not supposed to talk about this but other people tell me there are arrangements to allow hundreds of thousands more into the park on the day.” Geldof said additional concerts in Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will be announced today, with the latter known as “Live 8 Africa” and brought to the world by Nelson Mandela “if he is well enough”.
UK fans from the North will also have the chance to see the Live8 concert from Hyde Park beamed on to a giant screen at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC’s stadium on July 2. The club announced today that agreement has been reached with BBC Events, who will install the giant screen at the venue and all the top live music action will be screened from 1 pm to 8 pm.
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MadonnaTribe member luca_36 reports the details of how fans down under will be able to see the Live8 on TV.
The Nine Network and Foxtel have agreed to broadcast Bob Geldof’s historic sequel to the Live Aid concerts. Fox8 (available via paytv provider Foxtel) will show the entire mammoth event live from 9.30pm on July 2, through until 10am on July 3. It will also screen a Live8 highlights special the following week. The concerts will be broadcast in full digital picture and audio quality nonstop.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel Director of Television and Marketing said in a joint statement with Nine that they are “thrilled to take part in this moment in history by broadcasting this spectacular, once in a lifetime event live to Australian audiences. Together with our partner, the Nine Network, we will collectively create what will be the greatest weekend of music television since Live Aid.”
Channel Nine will air a special prime time presentation of the event on July 3 at 8.30pm (AEST).
Thanks to lucas_36