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On this Day: 2nd July

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On this day in 2005, music concert Live 8 rocked the world. Organised by Boomtown Rats frontman, Bob Geldof, the sequel to 1985’s Live Aid aimed to tackle world poverty. The main slogan was ‘Make Poverty History.’ Lets have a look at the stats that made Live 8 the biggest ticketed event ever in the UK.

10: Number of cities that hosted the event around the world.

5: Height of the stage in London Buses.

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12: Number of giant screens at the event. The most ever used in an outdoor European concert.

47: The weight in tonnes of all the stage lights used.

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295,000: The amount of light in kilowatts. That’s seven and a half thousand domestic lightbulbs!

10,000: The rashers of bacon consumed at Live 8. And that was just the crew!

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