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Director: Michael Wadleigh
Starring: Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha-Na-Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and The Fish, Arlo Guthrie, Crosby, Still and Nash, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Santana, Sly and The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Jeffereson Airplane and Janis Joplin


The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival which took place in Woodstock, New York State.
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Monterey Pop (1968)


Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Starring: The Mamas and The Papas, Scott Mackenzie, Simon and Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Jim Hendrix, The Who, Eric Burden and The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and The Fish, Canned Heat, Laura Nyro, Booker T. and The M.G.s and Hugh Masekela


A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival which took place in Monterey, California.
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Live Aid (1985)


Director: Vincent Scarza
Starring: Madonna, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Mick Jaggar, The Who, Queen, Bob Dylan, The Boomtown Rats, Santana, Run DMC, Status Quo, Adam Ant, Thompson Twins, Bryan Adams, Big Country, U2, Black Sabbath, Joan Baez, Simple Minds, The Cars, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Elvis Costello, Phil Collins, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Ultravox, Sade, Bryan Ferry, Spandau Ballet, Dire Straits, Sting, INXS, Howard Jones, Led Zeppelin, Nik Kershaw, B.B. King, Wham!, Duran Duran, The Pretenders, Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, The Rolling Stones, Lionel Richie, Teddy Pendergrass, David Ruffin, Rick Springfield, Style Council, Nile Rodgers, Valerie Simpson and Paul Young


Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985. The event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the "global jukebox", the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (attended by about 100,000 people).

On the same day, concerts inspired by the initiative happened in other countries, such as Australia and Germany. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast.
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Director: David Mallet
Starring: Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, George Michael, Seal, Def Leppard, Metallica, Guns 'N' Roses, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Young, Roger Daltrey, Mick Ronson, Extreme, Ian Hunter, Tommy Iommi, Spinal Tap, Zucchero and Robert Plant


A benefit concert in memory of the lead singer of Queen held at Wembley Stadium on 20th April 1992. Mercury died of AIDS and so some of the proceeds of this concert went to AIDS research. Performers alternate between doing their own hits, covering Queen songs, or jamming with the surviving members of Queen.
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Director: Gavin Taylor
Starring: Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, k.d. lang, Robert Palmer, Seal, Rod Stewart, Steve Winwood and Eikichi Yazawa


This global broadcast broke new ground in international entertainment. It took 10 of the world's most popular stars and cast them in unique duets, trios and quartets to sing the greatest hits of the previous 40 years. The show went backwards in time from 1996 to 1956 choosing one song per year as it went. Each year was then introduced by iconic images of the year of the song.

This classic concert was held at Wembley Stadium in London in front of 80,000 people. A top session band back these vocalists covering songs by Bob Marley, Led Zep, Elvis, Aretha, Rolling Stones, Dylan and more.
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No Nukes (1980)


Director: Danny Goldberg and Anthony Potenza
Starring: Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, James Taylor, Carly Simon, John Hall, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Chaka Khan, The Doobie Brothers, Jesse Colin Young, Gil Scott-Heron, Tom Petty and Poco


A documentary and concert film that contained selections from the September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) collective with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall being the key organizers of the event and guiding forces behind the film.

Also included were scenes of the organizers getting the event together, expounding upon the dangers of nuclear power and staging a rally at Battery Park in New York City.

This was the first official appearance of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's much ballyhooed live act on film and many critics hailed their performances as the best in the documentary.
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Live 8 (2005)


Directors: Paul Flatterly and Richard Valentine
Starring: Bob Geldof, A-Ha, Bon Jovi, Tina Arena, Richard Ashcroft, Audioslave, Björk, The Black Eyed Peas, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Coldplay, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, The Cure, Craig David, Deep Purple, Chris De Burgh, Destiny's Child, Dido, Snoop Dogg, Peter Gabriel, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Johnny Hallyday, Faith Hill, Lauryn Hill, Jamiroquai, Jay-Z, Katherine Jenkins, Jet, Elton John, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Alicia Keys, The Killers, Annie Lennox, Linkin Park, MC Lyte, Maroon 5, Paul McCartney, McFly, Sarah McLachlan, Kylie Minogue, Muse, Youssou N'Dour, Pet Shop Boys, Pink Floyd, Placebo, Tegan & Sara, R.E.M., Razorlight, The Red Elvises, Roxy Music, Scissor Sisters, Shakira, Snow Patrol, Sting, Joss Stone, U2, UB40, Keith Urban, The Who, Robbie Williams, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Zucchero


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 at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland from 6–8 July 2005; they also coincided with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid.

Run in support of the aims of the UK's Make Poverty History campaign and the Global Call for Action Against Poverty, ten simultaneous concerts were held on 2 July and one on 6 July. On 7 July, the G8 leaders pledged to double 2004 levels of aid to poor nations from US$25 billion to US$50 billion by the year 2010. Half of the money was to go to Africa.

More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
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Woodstock '94 (1995)


Director: Bruce Gowers
Starring: Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Band, Johnny Cash, The Cranberries, Blind Melon, Jimmy Cliff's All Star Reggae Jam, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Cypress Hill, Peter Gabriel, Green Day, Aerosmith, Metallica, Melissa Etheridge, The Neville Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Primus, Santana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Salt-N-Pepa, Spin Doctors, Traffic, Rollins Band, Youssou N'Dour, Allman Brothers Band, Porno For Pyros and Arrested Development


A music festival organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival of 1969. Held on 12th, 13th and 14th August 1994 in Saugerties, New York State with the crowd estimated at 350,000.
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A list of my favorite films of music festivals and special one-off concerts at which multiple artists performed together.

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