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Bob Geldof to headline Ballarat dinner

Made of Ballarat

21 Jan 2019

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Everyone’s favourite rebel is coming to the home of rebellion.

Singer/songwriter, political activist and philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof will headline Committee for Ballarat’s members-only Round Table Dinner in Ballarat on March 15.

A symbol of passion, creativity and energy, the Irish-born Sir Bob shows what can be done when communities band together to help make the world a better place.

In 1984, The Boomtown Rats frontman responded to a BBC report on the famine in Ethiopia by mobilising the pop world and releasing the hit single Do They Know It’s Christmas?. Featuring  the biggest British and Irish musical acts of that time, the Band Aid track raised £8 million for the cause. The following year, in 1985, his global benefit concert Live Aid (held simultaneously in the UK and USA over 16 hours) raised a staggering £150 million for humanitarian aid.

Sir Bob has spent the past three decades continuing to shine a spotlight on global poverty and humanitarian crises. Knighted at 34, he brought the idea of social conscience to the world and showed that the voice and action of people was far louder and more powerful than that of government.

To quote Sir Bob, “You must make the world the way you want to see it. You can’t be just complacent. Go out create new things … by making your world, you change the world. Don’t just sit behind a desk.”

Committee for Ballarat advocates on behalf of local businesses and industries to tackle social, economic and environmental issues and envision innovative ways to address them.

The March 15 Round Table Dinner is proudly sponsored by Made of Ballarat.

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