Olly Murs wants to organise new Live Aid gig

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 November 2014
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

Olly Murs wants to Bob Geldof to organise a Live Aid concert for 2015 following the success of the Band Aid single, which is already the biggest selling track of the year

Olly Murs wants to organise a Live Aid concert with Bob Geldof for 2015.

The 30-year-old pop star was invited to sing on the Band Aid 30 recording of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Bob and is hoping the charity single - which is raising money for the Ebola crisis - will be followed by a huge concert as it has on previous occasions.

He explained: "It would be incredible to do. It has been done in the past and it would be amazing to do it again.

"I've heard inklings from Bob on the other ideas that he's got. He's definitely got an idea and plan for something to happen."

The original Live Aid concert took place at London's old Wembley Stadium in July 1985 - the summer after the first recording of the track - and featured a show-stealing set by Queen.

Live8 was held in Hyde Park in July 2005, seven months after the Band Aid 20 version was released in December 2004 to mark the song's 20th anniversary. Pink Floyd reunited for their first concert together for years to help raise money for Africa.

'Troublemaker' hitmaker Olly would have no hesitation in agreeing to perform if Bob wants to do it again.

He said: "If I was asked to do it I would definitely make sure I was available."

The former 'X Factor' contestant recorded the updated track with numerous other pop stars, including Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran, Bono and Sam Smith, and the fundraising single has already become the biggest selling track in the UK in 2014.

Olly admits it was a huge thrill to be in the studio with so many artists he admires.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I was like the joker in the pack because I get along with everyone. I loved seeing Elbow and Sam Smith and me and the One Direction boys all having fun.

"Chris Martin complimented me on my presenting skills. I presume he must have watched 'The Xtra Factor' because that's the only presenting job I've done!"

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