U2 frontman Bono is enlisting the world's leading music stars to perform at a planned repeat of the 1985 Live Aid concerts.

The PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) singer has reportedly joined forces with SIR BOB GELDOF - who organised the original global event to relieve famine in Ethiopia - to bring his proposal to life.

Bono wants funds raised by the extravaganza to help ease third world debt, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

British rockers Oasis, Robbie Williams, OASIS, Radiohead, Coldplay, SIR Paul McCartney and Phil Collins are tipped to perform at the spectacle dubbed Live Aid II.

The 1985 event raised $108 million (GBP60 million) with simultaneous concerts in Britain and America.

A British government source tells The Sun, "It's going to be bigger and better than before. Everyone is very excited."

31/05/2004 02:36