Added on 04-Jun-2005
Freddie Mercury Tribute Acts Perform At 2005 Abbey Aid Fundraising ConcertsOrganisers of the Abbey Aid fundraising concerts at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium on 1st & 2nd July, expressed their solidarity with the ‘Live 8’ event being organised by Bob Geldof to highlight global poverty.
Cambridge United commercial manager and lead organiser Heather Wilkanowski said “Even though our dates were set before ‘Live 8’ was arranged, and it falls on the same day as our ‘Party on the Pitch’ on Saturday 2nd July, all of us wish Live 8 every possible success in what is a very important cause.”
Following the headline Natasha Bedingfield concert on the first day of Abbey Aid (Friday 1st, subject to contract), Saturday’s ‘Party on the Pitch’ is an 8-hour festival, has some interesting similarities to the original Live Aid. “We have tribute acts for Freddie Mercury, Paul McCartney and Tina Turner performing, and of course the ‘real’ ones were all part of the original Live Aid in 1985.” said Wilkanowski. She continued “Whilst we won’t be saving any lives with Abbey Aid, we will be taking a big step towards saving our football club, which for over 50 years has been a cherished part of the fabric of Cambridge and has certainly been an important part of many thousands of people’s day-to-day life. I hope that as many people as possible will be able to find a way to support both causes –for example by coming to Abbey Aid, having fun, and also by taking some time to get involved in the issues of world poverty.”
Tickets for Abbey Aid are available by calling 01223 566503 or visiting www.abbeyshop.co.uk and are priced at £22.50 for the Friday concert and £19.50 for Saturday. A limited number of £15 under-16 tickets are available, as are family tickets and 2-day passes.
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