‘LIVE’ AND KICKING?

Actor and director David Hayman wants to hold a huge charity bash at Hampden Park...

U2, PAUL McCARTNEY, RONAN KEATING and STING are among the artists reported to be in the running to appear at a massive ‘LIVE AID’-style two-day celebrity event at HAMPDEN PARK stadium in GLASGOW.

According to reports in today’s Scotsman newspaper, the event will take place next May and is expected to attract around 100,000 people to the 52,000 seater stadium.

It is being organised by actor and director David Hayman, who told the newspaper he wants to raise #100 million to help alleviate poverty, hunger and war through a new charity, Spirit Aid.

He said: “The miracle of the weekend will be millions of people around the globe pledging and raising million of pounds. The money will be used for the poor and underprivileged of our planet, those devastated by war, hunger and persecution.” As well as inviting pop stars to appear, he also plans to enlist the help of Hollywood celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris O’Donnell and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Haymen, who appeared as Glasgow gangster Jimmy Boyle in the film ‘A Sense Of Freedom’ and also acted in ‘Sid N’ Nancy’, ‘My Name Is Joe’ and ‘Regeneration’, said he will take a year off work to pursue the project and has begun attempting to secure the #250,000 that will be needed to stage the event.

Hampden Park representatives were this morning unable to confirm or deny whether the concert would be taking place.