Awards & Winners

Bob Geldof

Date of Birth 05-October-1951
Place of Birth Dún Laoghaire
(County Dublin, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown)
Nationality Republic of Ireland
Also know as Bob Geldorf, Sir Robert 'Bob' Geldof, bob_geldof, Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, Sir Bob Geldof, Bob Geldof KBE, Boomtown Rats, Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, The Boomtown Rats, Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof
Profession Musician, Songwriter, Political Activist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Author, Philanthropist
Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time, and starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall as "Pink," the main character. Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irishman Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement.

Awards by Bob Geldof

Check all the awards nominated and won by Bob Geldof.


Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement Award (International)
NME Awards for Hero of the Year

Nominations 2006 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
NME Awards for Greatest Music Moment of the Year Live 8
NME Awards for Hero of the Year


British Academy Television Award for Best Originality

Nominations 1986 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
British Academy Television Award for Best Originality


Brit Special Award
Peabody Award
Honored for : Live Aid
(A Personal Award for unprecedented humanitarian effort.)