Wembley's Greatest Events - Live Earth
MUSIC ROYALTY GO HEAD TO HEAD IN WEMBLEY SHOWDOWN
Wembley Stadium’s 25 Greatest Events battle for fan votes
4th May 2011: Wembley Stadium has announced plans to host its biggest ever battle as 25 legendary music and sporting events go head to head to be crowned the stadium’s ‘greatest ever’. In the ultimate clash of the titans rock n’ roll royalty in the form of Queen, the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters find themselves up against footballing legends Stuart Pearce and Geoff Hurst with wildcards Evel Knievel and Martin Offiah battling for fan votes and the coveted title.
Playing back to back gigs at Wembley in 2008, Dave Grohl overwhelmed with emotion told Foo Fighters fans on the last night that it was “the greatest day of his life” and felt as if he had 86,000 backing singers performing with him. No stranger to getting the best out of the Wembley crowd Queen and the late Freddie Mercury have also been shortlisted for their outstanding performances at Wembley in 1986 and 1985 as part of Live Aid which has arguably been remembered as the most iconic moment in music history.
Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood commenting on his experiences of playing Wembley said: “I remember playing in 1976 and 1990, it’s just incredible playing to the Wembley crowd. We’ve played at some great stadiums around the world including the River Plate Stadium in South America where the fans go crazy, but there’s nothing like playing in front of your home fans and also being able to pick out friends and family. Wembley Stadium is just a killer.”
On the shortlist revealed today there are some outstanding contenders for the title which will be decided online at www.wembleystadium.com/greatestevent. From Muse and Take That headlining at the home of football to the late Henry Cooper knocking down a young Cassius Clay; Michael Jackson’s breathtaking ‘Bad’ tour; and Evel Knievel’s dare devil attempt to jump the length of 13 buses, Wembley Stadium has witnessed it all and now fans must log on to register their vote if their favourite is to stand a chance of winning.
The shortlist has been brought to life online where fans can see photos and footage event as well as accessing exclusive interviews from some of the people who took centre stage. The winning event will receive a dedicated installation within the ground ensuring that it always has a place in Wembley’s rich history and fans’ hearts.
Everyone who votes and signs up online for the Wembley newsletter will be rewarded with a kids go free offer on the Wembley Stadium Tour (terms and conditions apply) allowing them to see where their magical moment happened. One lucky winner will also receive a memorable day at Wembley Stadium when they enjoy exclusive access to a Club Wembley VIP box for 20 people to watch England take on World Cup finalists Holland this August.
Take That’s spectacular Circus tour is also available for fans to enjoy online and the band plan to cause a similar stir when they return this summer as a five piece. Gary Barlow said: “When you’re giving a performance on stage, Wembley Stadium offers such an amazing atmosphere; having the crowd surrounding you on the stage is incredible. We’re all looking forward to our eight shows there again this summer.”
The Wembley Greatest Event vote kicks off another massive summer of entertainment which includes the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup Final and the sold out Take That Progress Live tour.
 Terms and conditions apply, visit wembleystadium.com for more information
Thanks to Laura from Wembley Stadium for letting us know about this. David was a presenter at Live Earth so we all thought you would like to vote for that! :)