Taking to the stage with messages of support at Edinburgh 50,000: The Final Push – named after the amount of people attending the show – were Hollywood stars George Clooney, Susan Sarandon and Djimon Hounsou, with British celebrities Peter Kay, Chris Evans, Davina McCall and Lenny Henry.
The star offered singer Andrea Corr a yellow rose as he walked on and waltzed with her as the song ended.
“Don’t let this be about politics, don’t just come to a compromise,” Bono pleaded with the G8 leaders at the end of the show. “Do all you can, not the least you can do”.
“It’s been an unbelievable week,” said [a], “and it’s been the most incredible night. We come to them (the G8 leaders) with 3.8 billion people in our back pockets, so how can they deny us?”
Despite police concerns that there may have been trouble surrounding the event in the wake of violent clashes with protesters on the streets of Edinburgh and near Gleneagles earlier in the week, none was apparent.