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On 2 July 2005, a Live 8 concert was held at the Siegessäule (Victory Column) in the Tiergarten park in Berlin, Germany.


The event is also referred to as "Live 8 Berlin" or "Live 8 Germany".

Initially, some music critics wrote the Berlin concert off as a failure when the original line-up was announced, with several complaining there were too many bands singing in German to appeal to the world. This so-called "problem" (rubbished by Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof) was alleviated by the late addition of Green Day to the list of artists performing.

Lauryn Hill and Crosby, Stills & Nash were originally in the lineup, but both pulled out.

Green Day also caused a minor stir when they sang "Sieg Heil to the President Gasman" undoctored as part of their song Holiday.


  • Anne Will
  • Michael Mittermeier
  • Claudia Schiffer
  • Jurgen Klinsmann
  • Performers

    Past Live Aid performers are listed with an asterisk (*):

  • Die Toten Hosen: "Wünsch Dir Was", "Pushed Again", "Steh Auf, Wenn Du Am Boden Bist", "Show Everyone You're Here", "Hang On Sloopy" (B 14:03)
  • Wir sind Helden: "Nur Ein Wort", "Denkmal", "Bist Du Nicht Müde" (B 14:27)
  • Söhne Mannheims: "Jah Is Changing All", "Babylon System" (B 14:44)
  • Katherine Jenkins: "Amazing Grace" (B 15:02)
  • BAP: "Wie Schön Dat Wöhr", "Verdamp Lang Her" (B 15:11)
  • Audioslave: "Doesn't Remind Me", "Dedication To What Is Right", "Black Hole Sun", "Like a Stone", "Killing in the Name" (B 15:28)
  • Green Day: "American Idiot", "Holiday", "Minority", "We Are the Champions" (B 15:52)
  • Juli: "Geile Zeit", "Perfekte Welle" (B 16:18)
  • Silbermond: "Zeit für Optimisten", "Durch die Nacht" (B 16:59)
  • Chris de Burgh: "The Road To Freedom", "Lebanese Night", "The Lady In Red", "Don't Pay the Ferryman" (B 17:13)
  • Brian Wilson*: "Wonderful", "Our Prayer/Gee", "Heroes and Villains", "God Only Knows", "California Girls", "Good Vibrations", "Fun Fun Fun" (B 17:34)
  • Renee Olstead: "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (B 17:58)
  • Sasha: "If You Believe", "Hard to Handle", "Turn It Into Something Special" (B 18:06)
  • a-ha: "Take On Me", "Summer Moved On", "Hunting High And Low" (B 18:22)
  • Daniel Powter: "Bad Day", "Song 6" (B 18:45)
  • Joana Zimmer: "I Believe (Give A Little Bit)" (B 18:57)
  • Juan Diego Flórez: "You'll Never Walk Alone" (B 19:12)
  • Reamonn: "Hallelujah", "Alright" (B 19:20)
  • Roxy Music: "Virginia Plain", "Love Is the Drug", "Do the Strand", "Jealous Guy" (B 19:37)
  • Faithless: "Mass Destruction", "We Come 1" (B 20:01)
  • Herbert Grönemeyer: "Der Mond Ist Aufgegangen", "Mensch", "Bleibt Alles Anders", "Flugzeuge Im Bauch", "Bochum", "Heimat" (B 20:15)
  • Otto: "Piano Man" (B 20:47)
  • References

    Live 8 concert, Berlin Wikipedia

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