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Live 8 live in Leeds

U2, Madonna, REM, Coldplay, REM and Robbie Williams are just some of the Live 8 concert artistes, shown live on a big screen in Leeds' Millennium Square.

For Live 8 eight free concerts take place simultaneously in London (at Hyde Park), Paris, Berlin, Rome, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Barrie (Canada) and Philadelphia on Saturday 2 July 2005.

Thousands of Leeds music fans are able to watch the BBC coverage on a mobile big screen in Millennium Square, Leeds too.

See pictures of the crowds in Millennium Square by following the links on this page.

The event at Millennium Square will take place from 1pm to 9pm, showing the BBC's coverage of the concert in Hyde Park in London as well as the other venues.

Admission to Millennium Square is free to watch the coverage on a temporary screen similar to that which was used to show the BBC's coverage of Euro 2004 in front of packed crowds last summer.

For details of the concerts and the latest news on the event, visit the BBC's Live 8 website using the link in the right-hand column.

last updated: 02/07/05
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im lookin g4ward to seeing da kaiser cheifs!

lesly ann
great!its really amazing... im looking forward to joss stone coz she's really a great singer...

(pictures 10 + 17, brown tshirt!) wat a day/nite! was brilliant atmosphere. pity we cudnt hav all bin there!

UB40 & Richard Ashcroft - wow ! Would've loved to have been able to go see it in London, but Bob's done an excellent job, what a wonderful man.

james staniforth
i am looking forwort to bob gledof

Umut Aydogdu
Pnk Floyd, maan! Pink Flooyydd

I am looking forward to Joss Stone!! She's a groovy singer and love her work. I'm watching it at home, but would have loved to watch it in millenium square with the crowd and the feeling. Anf joss stone is on now yeah!!!

keane is doing his part to end poverty, it'll be a long and hard struggle but mankind will reach its main objective.

reece taylor
i have been looking foward to this special for a while and it has now come

Molly McGee
I cant wait to just be there and feel the atmosphere its going to be brill. i CANT WAIT TO SEE ALL THE BANDS ITS SUCH A GR8 LINE UP...rok on!!! LOL

Melanie Taylor
Fantastic! Lets get the message out there.

Sarah, 14, York
Im looking forward to watching it all and being able to tell my kids when im older that i was a part of it!

i would like 2 ticket to watch this amazing helpful concert. this concert will help poverty become history lets put a stop to it now

green day, razorlight, embrace, coldplay, rem, feeder

i cant wait. Glastonbury was good, but this is gonna be incredible. See ya all there.!

James Watson
Can't wait to see U2, Coldplay, The Who, and particularly Pink Floyd. MAKE POVERTY HISTORY. The Debt must end, NOW!

Michael B
Could we be comfortably numb one more time in Leeds? Come on the Floyd

naqibur rahman...
Bob is so sexy when hes doing his bit for poverty...

There is another live8 related event on in Leeds on Saturday 1st July. Bramley Buffaloes Community Rugby League Club will be holding their own version of Live8 on Saturday July 2nd at Stanningley's Arthur Miller stadium with sponsors Leeds Co-operative Society aiming to raise awareness of the make poverty history campaign. There will bne various events including live music.

"giant screens will be erected yada yada yada....... aside from portsmouth and wrexham , the other cities have permanant big screens.... not temporary one like the leeds one

Well Rita... Did U see the documentary on tv yesterday about tinn-mining in africa? As long as U, me and everybody else wants cheap electronics (and tons of other stuff), we're a part of the problem. Few really cares, but a lot of people feel better about them selves after hollowly proclaimed they "want to help". But hey, a little help is better than none!

U2 all the way, yeah!!! They are gonna rock Leeds in millenium sq. without even being there

kathryn lawton
will be watching in millenium square, leeds along with my family. am looking forward to seeing ALL the artists. this concert will be a great sucess, it's in a good cause.

Carol yorkshire
Looking forward to R.E.M. and u.2. Millenium square in leeds will be my venue. We must fight this poverty together!!

People dying of starvation must end now!!!!

Paul Lonsdale, yorkshire
i hope that they play placebo and the cure through from paris on the bbc feed as i think having a pop oriented concert which does not appeal to all sub-cultures would be a mistake and would make people loose interest. more power to geldof the guy's a f****** genius.

nick carter
looking forward to keane and coldplay, ill be watching in millenium square in leeds. Can't wait, it'll be a good replacement from not getting tickets!

Sean Harrison
This concert is about the G8 in Edinburgh and Gleneagles and getting our message across about the issues like Africa, War, Environment and many others. I hope that you will show events in Scotland as well as the concert in London and allow people to get a real sense of the happenings in Britain and the rest of the world. In Millenium Sq on Saturday people should be discussing why its happening.

paul, Yorkshire
I can't say I'm too excited by any of the 'artistes' (sic); especially Madogga.. but it's not about the music is it? I'll be there!

Caroline Chids
I am looking forward to being able to sit & watch the whole concert & be a part of it all. U2 so close yet so far!

Sue Barker
Plan to go to Millennium Square to watch the concert, tried to get tickets for London but wasn't succesful so this is the next best thing.

Cant wait to see U2 in Millenium Square, Leeds. Best Band in the world!!

Abigail Featherman
I'm looking forward to the atmosphere of being amongst the crowds of the world - it'll be overpowering. Madonna too - can't wait to see her outfits. I'll be in Leeds.

aaron cardus
i would like to get 3 tickets for the concert one adult and 2 childeren tickets cos my 2 little boys have never been some where like that and they would enjoy everythink about the show

pink floyd
the greatest ,

yeah its great that we can get to watch them on the big screen, but how long is it going to be until we get a place in leeds where these people can play live. Too long have we sat in the darkness while every other city sees the stars

Madonna will rock the show!!

i can't wait to see snoop dogg!

i cant wait to see coldplay!! live 8 is gonna be huge. its so exciting!!!

i cant waight to see it in leeds

anthony bragger
of course paul mccartney

david carney
I think it is a very good thing this happening, it makes you thankful for what you have got.

Fantastic coup, ay? Yes, Leeds joins similar sized settlements of Hull, Wrexham and Plymouth.

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