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NEWS: Live 8 event in Scotland

From Radio 1's Newsbeat

7 June 2005

Travis, Snow Patrol and Dido are among the acts confirmed to be appearing at another Live 8 gig to take place in Scotland.

The massive anti-poverty concert will take place on July 6th at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium, it's the day world leaders gather at Gleneagles for the start of the G8 summit.

Midge Ure's one of the organisers:

"The phones have been going non stop today I have to say the support from the music industry in particular has been slightly overwhelming and it's continuing so it's going to be one fantastic day we hope."

Other acts on the line up include Embrace, McFly, Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield and the Thrills - here's Conor:

"I think it's a brave kind of move, because when Bob Geldof and these kind of names get behind an event, they could easily raise hundreds of millions.

"To resist that urge is a big statement, because they are looking at the bigger picture."

"I think it's a gamble, but a gamble worth taking, and hopefully something far more powerful and important will come of it."



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