Live Aid

1985 benefit concert

Live Aid was two rock concerts in London and Philadelphia that were held on July 13, 1985. It was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for African citizens who were in poverty not getting enough food. Live Aid was held in two places at the same time, in Wembley Stadium in London, and in John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.[1][2] The concert raised $127 million.[3]

A concert in the John F. Kennedy Stadium at day
A concert in the John F. Kennedy Stadium at night

On November 8, 2004, Official recordings of the Live Aid concert was sold on DVD. The money that the DVD set got was given to Africa.[4]


  1. Live Aid on Bob Geldof's official site Archived 5 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. 27 July 1985. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. "Live Aid concert – Jul 13, 1985". Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. "Live Aid DVD Launch". 8 November 2004. Archived from the original on 25 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.