GREEN DAY JOIN LIVE 8 BILL

The American punks will be playing the Berlin leg of the concert...

GREEN DAY have joined the bill for the forthcoming LIVE 8 gigs on July 8.

The American punks will be playing the Berlin leg of the concert alongside the likes of a-ha, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Lauryn Hill and Brian Wilson.

Meanwhile competition lines for the London Hyde Park Live 8 concert closed at midnight, with mobile phone network O2 announced that there were 2,060,285 text entries. This competition should raise around £3 million for Live 8.

Following a lottery draw, text winners will now be notified via a free text message by 16th June which will explain how to claim tickets.