Live8 wins Best DVD prize

Bob Geldof collects the gong at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006

Bob Geldof has accepted the Best DVD award for Live8 – and was introduced by his old pal Bono.

The U2 singer presented Geldof with the award via a video link-up, where he said that he was glad Geldof hadn’t told him to “fuck off” when the idea to re-create Live Aid was touted last year.

Live8 – which was held last July in London Hyde Park and other cities across the world, saw stars including Madonna, Pink Floyd, Razorlight and The Killers unite to call for debt relief.


The subsequent DVD set compiles 120 performances, adding unseen backstage footage, messages and documentaries.

Other nominees in this category included ’Dig!’, Green Day: Bullet In A Bible’, ’Kaiser Chiefs: Enjoyment’ and Morrissey: Who Put The M In Manchester?’.