Live Aid Concert Locations

Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA.

Live Aid at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA.

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.

The original Wembley Stadium in London was demolished in 2003 to make room for the new Wembley Stadium, which now sits on the location.


Arial view of the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA.

Arial view of the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Arial view of the old JFK Stadium site (now demolished).  The Wells Fargo Center now occupies the location.

Arial view of the old JFK Stadium site (now demolished). The Wells Fargo Center now occupies the location.

 

Map of the Philadelphia location of Live Aid.

Map of the Philadelphia location of Live Aid.

 

Arial view of old Wembley Stadium during Live Aid.

Arial view of old Wembley Stadium during Live Aid.

 

Arial view of the new Wembley Stadium in London on the former location of the old Wembley.

Arial view of the new Wembley Stadium in London on the former location of the old Wembley.

 

Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in London.

Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in London.

 

Map of Wembley Stadium in London.

Map of Wembley Stadium in London.