The concert will be shown on a big screen in the town…

LIVE 8 is to be beamed to a giant screen in the centre of WREXHAM.

The London leg of the global event will be televised in the town and will be the only place in north Wales where the concert will be publicly broadcast.

The screen is being put up in Queen’s Square on July 2 to broadcast the gig, which is highlighting global poverty.

The cities of Cardiff, Manchester and Liverpool are also planning to screen it.

Alan Watkin, Chief Leisure, Libraries and Culture Officer for Wrexham Council said: “This one off event will be shown on a special temporary screen the broadcasters are bringing to Wrexham.”

According to BBC News, planning permission is currently being considered for a permanent 8m by 5m screen in Queen’s Square in a project between the BBC, Wrexham Council and technology company Phillips.

The Live 8 concert is expected to be shown on a screen similar to the one proposed.

The concert is also set to be screened in cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Belfast and Leeds.

Live 8 will take place on July 2 in London’s Hyde Park.