06.03.05 Sting confirmed for Live8 in Hyde Park, July 2...


Sting will be one of the artists appearing at the Live8 concert in London's Hyde Park on July 2.

What's Live8 all about?

Every single day 30,000 children die because they live in extreme poverty. On Wednesday 6th July, the eight leaders of the most powerful and richest countries in the world will gather for a summit meeting in the town of Gleneagles in Scotland. These men can make poverty history and change the future for hundreds of millions of people - but they will only do it if enough of us tell them to. That's what LIVE 8 - The Long Walk To Justice is all about, and that's why they want your voice, not your money.

The Long Walk to Justice

The five LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world mark the start of The Long Walk To Justice. Ahead of the G8 Summit, hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe will make their way by land, sea and air to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, to show the leaders of the world's richest nations that they must act to stop the scandal of extreme poverty. The event will culminate on the eve of the G8 Summit on Wednesday 6th July with the final mass moment before the eyes of the world turn to those 8 men in that 1 room - one final chance to say now is the time, this is the year, YOU can make poverty history.

The Concerts

The five LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world mark the start of The Long Walk To Justice. 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. The concerts take part on Saturday, July 2 at Palais de Versailles, Paris; Brandenberg Gate, Berlin; Circus Maximus, Rome, Hyde Park, London; and Museum of Art, Philadelphia. For an up to date list of artists appearing at each show visit http://www.live8live.com/theconcerts.shtml

How to get tickets for Hyde Park

Tickets for the LIVE 8 London concert in Hyde Park will be allocated via a text competition.

For the chance to win a pair of tickets to the London event you will need to enter the text competition - you can enter as many times as you like - there are 72,500 pairs of tickets to be won.

Details of the text number and competition will be announced on the 6th June - via all UK radio stations and BBC Television. No entries will be accepted before 00:01 on the 6th June.

Each entry costs