Geldof added, “And as the media landscape spreads through streaming, etc., the need for content grows. I know for a fact that they’re looking at doing an IMAX film on Live Aid, and there’s a Disney series — four-part or six-part series — on Live Aid, and there’s a musical about Live Aid at the end of January in opening in London. So, that stuff will just continue. There were so many special moments. U2 were a small band, and that was the thing that put them over the top. Lots of things happened that afternoon.”
Meanwhile, Live Aid the musical is happening in London next year. It’s called Just For One Day, and it’s based on the ’85 concert held at Wembley Stadium.
The plot of Just For One Day, named after a line in Bowie’s song ‘Heroes’, will balance a behind-the-scenes look at how Band Aid and Live Aid came together, with a love story inspired by real events.
I remember Live Aid well. Groundbreaking! Which past show stands out in your mind?