Live Aid Concert Locations
John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA (since demolished).
Wembley Stadium in London, England (since demolished).
Live Aid was held on July 13, 1985 simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. The event was organized by Bob Geldof to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. The live broadcast was watched by an estimated 1.5 billion people.
The concerts included a who’s who of popular artists including: Sting, Phil Collins (who played at both venues), David Gilmour, U2, Dire Straits, Queen, David Bowie, The Who, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, Run-D.M.C., REO Speedwagon, Crosby Stills and Nash, Judas Priest, Bryan Adams, The Beach Boys, The Pretenders, Santana, Madonna, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Cars, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and a reunited Led Zeppelin with Phil Collins on drums.
The venue in Philadelphia, JFK Stadium, was demolished on September 23, 1992. Today the Wells Fargo Center occupies the location.