12th July 2020

Live Aid 35

This weekend has seen the Live Aid Trust celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Live Aid, the historic convert that took place to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief, it was billed as the "global jukebox" and was held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium on 13th July 1985.

Watch below the Introduction to Live Aid 35 by organiser Bob Geldof as he recalls the events that led up to the release of the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', the live show and subsequent initiatives that followed.

Click here for further clips from the show at the Official Live Aid YouTube Channel.

Click here to watch the 2-part Live Aid documentary on BBC iPlayer. (Local restrictions will apply)

(Photo: Neal Preston)