Live Aid organisers have been given a $7.2 million (GBP4 million) financial
boost by the British Government.
Rockers SIR Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, who planned LIVE AID and the
original and upcoming remixed BAND AID singles, will be given a rebate on all
value added tax (17.5 per cent) paid on a new DVD of the 1985 concert and the
new version of single
DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?
The gesture, made yesterday (7NOV04) by Chancellor of the Exchequer GORDON
BROWN, could be worth more than $7.2 million for the charity.
Robbie Williams, Dido, Travis, Keane, Embrace, THE Sugababes, THE
DARKNESS, Snow Patrol, Jamelia, Natasha Bedingfield and Coldplay will all
perform on the new single - which will raise money for refugees in the Darfur
region of Sudan.
Former Boomtown Rats frontman Geldof praised Brown's decision as "a
remarkable gesture. It will be a hugely significant sum."