28th November 2002 - Bob Geldof played at Salisbury City Hall

On 28th November 2002, Bob Geldof played at the City Hall. I was at the show - I don’t remember too much about it to be honest. He wondered whether the Boomtown Rats had played at the City Hall…..to which my response would have been ‘as if!’.

The City Hall has been graced by illustrious artists but I think it was too big a venue in too small a city to have had any of the punk or new wave bands play there at the time that the new wave was breaking.

I haven’t found a list of the songs that Bob Geldof played that night, but a couple of month’s previously setlist.fm says that he was playing:

…among others

Mike Peters of The Alarm supported.

Bob Geldof


By Barbara Mürdter - photo taken by Barbara Mürdter, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link