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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 September 2005, 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK
Live 8 concerts get DVD release
Madonna at Live 8
Madonna was one of the performers in Hyde Park
The Live 8 concerts staged around the world in July are to feature on a DVD which will raise money for charitable causes in Africa.

Organiser Bob Geldof put out a rallying cry in a bid to make the four-disc DVD the biggest seller of all-time.

The full line-up from the UK and US Live 8 concerts will be featured, including Madonna and Coldplay, along with excerpts from the other concerts.

The DVD set will go on sale in the UK on 7 November.

'End the disgrace'

Geldof said the DVD "deserved" to be the biggest-selling DVD of all time.

"More importantly, perhaps, it should be, for it will help us achieve our goal of changing the lives of the extreme poor for the better and making our generation the one that helped end the disgrace of poverty," he said.

More than 150,000 watched the concert in London's Hyde Park, with 9.6 million watching it on TV.

About 150 TV channels and 400 radio stations around the world broadcast the concerts.

Unlike the original Live Aid, Live 8 was not about raising money but raising awareness of the plight of Africans living in poverty.

A percentage of profits from the DVD will go towards charities working in Africa.

It took nearly 20 years for Live Aid gigs to be released on video or DVD.


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