Ahead of the vital G8 Summit, hundreds of thousands of people will head for the Scottish capital of Edinburgh by land, sea and air, to show the leaders of the world's richest nations that they must act to make poverty history.
Here's where the concerts are taking place and who is performing:
When: Saturday 2nd July, 2005.
UK â€“ Hyde Park, London
France â€“ Palais de Versailles, Paris
Germany â€“ Brandenberg Gate, Berlin
Italy â€“ Circus Maximus, Rome
USA â€“Museum of Art, Philadelphia
*Hyde Park, London Line Up*
Sir Elton John
Sir Paul McCartney
*Museum of Art, Philadelphia Line Up*
Will Smith (host)
The Dave Matthews Band
*Circus Maximus, Rome*
*Brandenburg Gate, Berlin*
Stills and Nash
Die Toten Hosen
*Eiffel Tower, Paris*
The LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world will be watched and listen to by more than 2 billion people.
In the UK, the BBC is the host broadcaster for LIVE 8 London with coverage across BBC ONE, TWO and THREE, with radio broadcasts on Radio's 1 and 2, the BBC World Service and across the BBC's regional stations.
Partner broadcasters in Europe and America will also be working to bring this huge international event to the world.
Online in the biggest interactive event in history, AOL will be broadcasting all the concerts live, delivering exclusive, interactive material. People around the world can learn more about global poverty, connect with a community of fans and make their voices heard at http://www.aolmusic.com
"This is not Live Aid 2.
These concerts are the start point for The Long Walk To Justice, the one way we can all make our voices heard in unison.
This is without doubt a moment in history where ordinary people can grasp the chance to achieve something truly monumental and demand from the 8 world leaders at G8 an end to poverty.
The G8 leaders have it within their power to alter history. They will only have the will to do so if tens of thousands of people show them that enough is enough.
By doubling aid, fully cancelling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa, the G8 could change the future for millions of men, women and children."
More information can be found at the Live8 web site. http://www.live8live.com/