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Live Aid to be turned into a Westend Musical

Live Aid to be turned into a Westend Musical

Live Aid The Musical… Live Aid concert to be turned into stage musical

Live Aid, probably THE most famous music concert of all time is being turned into a Westend stage musical in London in 2024.

Originally set up in 1985 to raise money for the millions of starving people in Ethiopia during a famine there, the Musical tells the story behind the day.

Live Aid the Musical will be called “Just For One Day” which is a line from the song Heroes. The stage show and musical will feature songs played that day by acts including of course Queen but also Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, U2, and Sting. The show will be performed at London’s Old Vic Theatre running from 26 January to 30 March 2024. Bob Geldof has reiterated that this “isn’t a tribute thing” and that it’s not about the people but that the “songs drive the drama along”.

The plot of the Live Aid Musical “Just For One Day”, will show how the day came to be and will be “based on actual testimony from the day”.

To stay in line with the original ethos of the Live Aid show in 1985, 10% of of all ticket sales from the show will go to the Band Aid Charitable Trust.

The character of Bob Geldof will be played by Craige Els, who has previously appeared on Dr Who. Watching this in rehearsals, Bob Geldof said “It’s bad enough being Bob Geldof. It’s slightly worse seeing someone else pretending to be you. “

The Original History of Live Aid

Live Aid, which was a multi-venue benefit concert held on Saturday 13 July 1985, was held in Philadelphia as well as at Wembley Stadium. It had probably the most prestigious lineup of musical acts in history including Queen, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John, David Bowie, Tina Turner, U2, Madonna, George Michael, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, and many others who played to sold-out crowds at Wembley and JFK stadiums as viewers across the planet watched at home, thanks to TV producers who created one of the first live international satellite hookups. An estimated 1.9m people watched this on TV and probably millions more since the advent of YouTube.

Queen definitely stole the show at Live Aid and this was featured in the 2018 Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody which won Rami Malek an Oscar.

So What do you Think of Live Aid the Musical Idea?

If you have any comments about this show, good or bad, please leave a comment below.

Space Elevator – New Album

I just wanted to tell of a new band from part of the “We Will Rock You” band in London. They are called “Space Elevator”

With David Young on guitar, Neil Murray on bass and Elliott Ware on keys and a fantastic new singer called “the Duchess” on vocals.

The album is out in March but you can pre-order it now at and there are videos and more details available on the Space Elevator site.

Some reviewers are comparing them in some way to a band called Queen, which you may be familiar with :-), take a look at their review here: From what I can see there are many positive reviews for the album and perhaps it might be of interest to music lovers out there.

The second single taken from Space Elevator II – W.Y.T.A.T was written and created in the studio by all four band members along with co-producer Adam Vanryne, creator of the stunning new video.

About the Band
David Young – Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
The Duchess – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Vocal Arrangements
Brian Greene – Drums and Percussion
Chas Maguire – Electric Bass, Backing Vocals


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