Live Aid

Live Aid 25

To mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, we’re bringing you a landmark two-part documentary telling the story of the 1985 event staged to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Bob Geldof's Live Aid gallery

The documentary will look at how the gig came about, what happened on the day, both on-stage and back-stage, and its lasting legacy and will feature exclusive interviews from members of the original Live Aid line up including Bob Geldof, Bono, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Paul McCartney, Midge Ure, Phil Collins, Chrissie Hynde, Bryan Adams, Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley, Paul Young, Elvis Costello and Billy Connolly amongst others who will all recount their memories of the history-making event.

Download the podcasts

You can download a series of Live Aid 25 podcasts, for free, with Absolute Radio podcasts.

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