These events would be HUGE.
We all want this pandemic to be over right about now. Whenever it happens, there will be much cause for celebration given the changes it’s made to everybody’s life in the last 10 months. [Featured Image: BMCL, Shutterstock].
And it seems the government are on board with that. They’ve reportedly proposed plans for Live Aid-style concerts to take place across Europe once it is completely safe.
They would act as celebratory shows to mark the end of the pandemic. Reported by the Irish Mirror, Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, suggested the plans during an EU meeting between arts ministers across Europe.
It was reported that the plans received a “warm reception” and the ministers “all agreed with her proposal to organise massive celebrations”.
There is, of course, no set date for the planned shows yet. But, it was thought the events should show off nature and happen outdoors in the summer months.
The original Live Aid gigs were held in London and Philadelphia to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia and across Africa. Artists such as Queen, Madonna, U2, David Bowie and many more performed at the shows.
Live 8, which took place 20 years later were performed in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Barrie, Chiba, Johannesburg, Moscow, Cornwall and Edinburgh to raise money for those living in poverty.
Events as large as these would surely be the most memorable celebration to kickstart live music again.