:: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 ::

Bland Aid

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Ure unveils tartan Live 8 line-up: "Travis, Texas and Ronan Keating are among the acts who will perform at the Live 8 anti-poverty concert in Edinburgh next month.
The free Murrayfield concert has been timed to coincide with The Long Walk to Justice rally in the city on 6 July. The other artists include Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield, The Thrills, The Zutons, Damon Albarn, Embrace, Snow Patrol, Dido and Wet Wet Wet.
The Proclaimers ,Jamie Cullum, Youssou N'Dour and Annie Lennox will also play"

Jesus what a bland, insipid, anaemic line-up. I will have to try to make the mysterious 'long walk to justice' rally (of which details seem to be secret) just to avoid accidentally hearing any of this mob. Sadly I live within earshot of Murrayfield. Apologies to the Proclaimers, I like you guys.

You can hear some African music here. Yes I know Youssou N'Dour is African.

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Perhaps the Scottish bloggers (and exiles like myslef) should each suggest a fantasy Murrayfield Live 8 line-up. Who knows, maybe it would even encourage Live 8 to sharpen things up.

By Blogger irritant, at 10:27 pm  

Hmm, how about a reformed Stone Roses as headliners (instead of reformed Spice Girls). International input from Manu Chao, maybe a bit of Senegales hip-hop from the likes of Daara J. The proclaimers can still play though!

By Blogger Alister, at 11:54 am  

But Alister...Pink Floyd are reforming ESPECIALLY! ! !

By Blogger Beverley Jean Smith, at 10:46 pm  

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