Event: Live 8 Canada
Date: 2nd July 2005
Venue: Park Place, Barrie, ON
Attendance: 35,0000 (larger venues unavailable).
Hosts: Dan Aykroyd and Tom Green
Performers: Tom Cochrane, Sam Roberts, Bryan Adams, DobaCaracol and K’naan, Simple Plan, Bruce Cockburn, Les Trois Accords, Randy Bachman and The Carpet Frogs, Deep Purple, African Guitar Summit, Great Big Sea, Celine Dion, Blue Rodeo, Gordon Lightfoot, Our Lady Peace, Jet, Jann Arden, Motley Crue, The Tragically Hip, DMC, Barenaked Ladies, Neil Young.
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider played 2 songs. Life Is A Highway and No Regrets.
*They performed first as they had a show in Moose Jaw the same day.
Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. They were timed to precede the G8 conference and summit held in Scotland from 6–8 July 2005.
Both events also coincided with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid .
More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.