NetAid began with a concert event on Saturday October 9, 1999 with simultaneous activities meant to harness the Internet to raise money and awareness for the Jubilee 2000 campaign. Concerts took place at Wembley Stadium in London, Giants Stadium in New Jersey and the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Wembley show was at capacity; the U.S. show suffered from very poor ticket sales.
VH1 in the USA broadcasted the global event LIVE for one time only. This 2 DVD Set is sourced from that broadcast.
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Performers at Wembley Stadium included:
Eurythmics: “I Saved The World Today”, “Missionary Man”
David Bowie: “Life On Mars” David introduces the band and then performs from “Hours” LP “Survive”, “China Girl”, “The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell” and “Rebel Rebel “(During The Hours Tour , please note some songs are interrupted by commercials breaks)
Eurythmics: “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
In Geneva Switzerland, actor Michael Douglas introduces the chairman and CEO of Cisco systems John Chambers then Michael Douglas introduces Secretary general of United Nations, the late Kofi Atta Annan who delivers a speech
Back to Giant Stadium in New Jersey with the entire cast of the concert for the “New Day” featuring Wyclef Jean and BONO
Bono performs the song “One” with a 30 Piece orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones
Robbie Williams performs live in London Wembley Stadium: “No Regrets” and “Old Before I Die”, “Angels” and “Millennium” (Some interruptions during the live broadcast)
Back to David Bowie: “The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell”, “Drive-In Saturday” and “Rebel Rebel”
Bryan Ferry: “Jealous Guy” and “As Time Goes By” (Live in Geneva, Switzerland at The Palais Des Nations)
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs with Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin performing for only the second time ever on television “Come with Me”
Eurythmics:”Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”
DVD 2 of 2
Sting: “If You Love Somebody”, “Brand New Day” Sting then introduces Cheb Mami and humbly plays bass on one of Chebi’s hits songs from Algeria (if anyone knows the title of this song please let us know!). Afterwords Cheb joins Sting in their huge hit at the time “Desert Rose”
Interview with Bono of U2 discussing Jubilee 2000 Campaign along with “Drop The Debt” advert featuring David Bowie RARE
Jimmy Page: Instrumental and then Jimmy Page asks Chris Robinson (lead singer of The Black Crows) to sing the Led Zeppelin classic “In My Time of Dying”, “Whole Lotta Love”,
Back to David Bowie: “China Girl”
Back to Giant Stadium in New Jersey with the entire cast of the concert for the “New Day” featuring Wyclef Jean and BONO.
Wyclef Jean released a charity single featuring Bono entitled “New Day” coinciding with NetAid. The song also has an accompanying music video that premiered on MTV’s Total Request Live (USA) on September 21, 1999, although the video never charted it can be found on the U2 Bono (Solo) The Passengers Music Video & Remix Anthology 1981-2015 (7 DVD Set 13 Hours) 136 MUSIC VIDEOS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME 2 Hours 44 Minutes (ALL COMMERCIALS EDITED OUT