Live Aid Takeover
17 July 2021 - 10am-5pm
Join us on Saturday July 17th to celebrate 36 years since the original Live Aid concerts were held in 1985.
Billed as the 'global jukebox', the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium, attended by about 72,000 people, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia attended by exactly 89,484 people. Thirteen satellites were used to beam the concerts to television sets around the world with the estimated television audience 1.9 billion across 150 countries. It is estimated that more than £150 million has been raised for famine relief as a direct result of the concerts.
We will be showing highlights from the Wembley Stadium concert on our main stage during regular museum opening hours, so you can watch a little or a lot, take a break to look around the museum or visit our Star Café before the next band take to the stage. As well as the footage, our Live Aid cabinet is full of original memorabilia from 1984 onwards.
The concert will be running on our main screen throughout the day, meaning our regular stage shows - including our hologram - will be suspended for the day to make way for this historical footage.
Free (general ticket entry required). Socially distanced seating in place.