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.
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.
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!