Sting told the audience at the Hay Literature Festival that he had rewritten the lyrics of Every Breath You Take to say “we’ll be watching you” as his contribution to the Hyde Park event. “I adore Bob Geldof,” admitted Sting, who was at the festival to promote his early years autobiography, Broken Music.
“He is an eloquent, passionate man. I would follow him anywhere. People are realising that there is a constituency in the world at large to do something about Africa. The threat of Geldof works and I’m going to be part of it.”