SCOTTISH ‘LIVE 8’ LAUNCHED

The Edinburgh gig features a host of big names...

[url=]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, reports the BBC.

The other artists include Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield, The Zutons, Embrace, Damon Albarn, Snow Patrol, [a][/a], Dido and Wet Wet Wet.

Organiser Midge Ure has urged as many people as possible to turn up and “be part of a day which might just change the world”.

Fellow organiser Bob Geldof has called for a million people to descend on the city for the rally, which will take place as G8 leaders gather at Gleneagles.

Ure and Geldof, the men behind the 1985 Live Aid concerts, have announced plans for a series of international concerts on 2 July as part of their call to world leaders for renewed action on global poverty.

They also declared Edinburgh the final destination for the Long Walk To Justice on 6 July, the first day of the Gleneagles G8 summit.