Live8 DVD released

news: Live8 DVD released

Highlights include the memorable, one-off duets from Elton and Pete Doherty, Coldplay featuring Richard Ashcroft, as well as the all-star finale of Hey Jude. Footage from the Philadelphia leg of the event will include Destiny’s Child and Bon Jovi.

Disc four will include exclusive extras, featuring a never-been-seen backstage documentary filmed at Hyde Park of Pink Floyd’s reunion rehearsal, films by The Who and Travis and a contribution from comedian Ricky Gervais. The special features section will also offer highlights from Edinburgh’s Final Push concert at Murrayfield Stadium on July 6.

Single disc sets for the Paris, Berlin, Rome and Toronto concerts will also be made available.

Live8 organiser Bob Geldof said: “I hope this will be the biggest selling DVD of all time. It deserves to be. 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.”

A generous royalty from the sales of the Live8 DVD is set to go to the Band Aid Trust for the relief of hunger and poverty in Africa.