Live 8 Philadelphia was part of a series of July 2nd 2005 concerts and events across the world, staged to highlight the problem of global poverty. It was a chance for ordinary people to call on world leaders at the year's G8 summit and tell them to put a stop to the needless deaths of 30,000 children every single day. On 6th July 2005, the leaders of Great Britain, the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia met at Gleneagles in Scotland to talk about world affairs, including Africa. They were presented with a workable plan to double aid, drop the debt and make trade laws fair. The G8 summit was our opportunity to demand that the world's most influential leaders take action now.
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Live 8 was organized concerts in Philadelphia, London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Toronto, Tokyo and Edinburgh, with 200 artists, a million spectators, two billion viewers and one message:
Make Poverty History. Live 8 Philadelphia featured performances by  Alicia Keys