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LIVE 8 ON THE BBC: Big Screens

Liverpool's Big Screen

Watch Live 8 on the Big Screen

If you haven't got a ticket but still want to watch Live 8 with a large crowd we've got the answer.

The BBC is working with local authorities and other partners to provide the greatest ever UK network of giant screens to relay an outstanding weekend of events.

The ability to watch BBC live coverage in family-friendly sites on giant screens around the UK is the next best thing to being there.

The network of screens is built around the growing network of fixed City Screens in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Hull, with temporary screens being installed in many other locations.

The full list of cities confirmed so far for July 2nd are:

Manchester - Exchange Square*
Birmingham - Chamberlain Square*
Birmingham - Cannon Hill Park
Liverpool - Clayton Square*
Hull - Queen Victoria Square*
Leeds - Millennium Square
Gateshead - Gateshead International Stadium
Bournemouth - Meyrick Park
Plymouth - Armada Way*

Cardiff - Cooper's Field, Bute Park
Wrexham - Queens Square*

Northern Ireland
Belfast - Customs House Square

Inverness - Caledonian Stadium

Channel Islands
St. Helier, Jersey - Peoples Park
Guernsey - L'Eree

The screens marked with a * will carry the BBC Television coverage from Live 8 on 2 July and Wimbledon on 3 July.

All the BBC screenings are free of charge.

There's a special bonus for people in Cardiff - the 17ft-wide Cooper's Field screen will carry high definition television (HDTV) pictures, giving the highest resolution pictures possible. It is believed this will be the first ever live public relay of high definition images in Europe.

The BBC's network of city screens is fast establishing itself as a unique facility for new audiences to share in the atmosphere of major events in sport, music, news, the arts and entertainment - along with local information films and events. Recent highlights have included live relays from the Royal Opera House, the FA Cup Final, 6 Nations Rugby, Eurovision and England's World Cup Qualifiers.

Information last updated 29 June 2005.

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