LIVE AID RETURNS!

The concert of a lifetime finally gets a DVD release...

The LIVE AID concert is set for a DVD release this autumn.

Artists including Madonna, U2, [a][/a] and Queen gathered together for a transatlantic extravaganza in London and Philadelphia to raise money for Ethiopian famine victims in 1985.

The concert has never been released on any format but now, but, as previously reported on NME.COM, organisers decided to auction off the rights to release the concert footage after pirate copies were discovered for sale on the Internet earlier this year.

Now Billboard reports that Warner Vision International has won the bidding, and will release the four-disc package on November 10.

Alongside both concerts the package will also include a documentary titled ‘Food, Trucks & Rock ‘n’ Roll’.

Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof, who has poured scorn on the prospect of a 20th anniversary concert in 2005, said: “Twenty years ago they not only played ‘real good for free,’ they took an issue that was nowhere on the agenda of the political world and placed it at the very top.

“By buying the Live Aid DVD, that day continues far off into some distant, but hopefully better, future for all those people in whose name those great artists played.”