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Last Updated: Sunday January 23 2005 10:17 GMT

Tsunami gig raises nearly 1.25m

The huge concert in aid of victims of the Asian tsunami has raised 1.25m.

Over 60,000 fans were at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for the show, with millions more joined in, on TV the internet and the radio.

Stars like Keane, Liberty X, The Manic Street Preachers, Lemar and Charlotte Church took part, with messages from Prince Charles and Tony Blair.

It brings the total amount of cash raised by the British public for the tsunami to more than 200m.

James Dean Bradfield - rock on!
James Dean Bradfield form the Manic Street Preachers
About 3,000 volunteers worked for free throughout the gig.

There was also a surprise message from one of the organisers of the original Band Aid single, Midge Ure, who praised the way Tsunami Relief Cardiff had been put together in just three weeks.

It's Britain's biggest charity concert since Live Aid, which happened 20 years ago.

The number of people who died in the waves caused by the earthquake on Boxing Day has reached 220,000.

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