Bob Geldof awarded Freedom of the City of London for services to music

Dubliner granted honour at intimate ceremony in the Guildhall

Singer Bob Geldof receives the Freedom of the City of London. Photograph:  Sean Dempsey/PA

Singer Bob Geldof receives the Freedom of the City of London. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 01:00

Bob Geldof was awarded the Freedom of the City of London yesterday.

The Dublin-born rock star was granted the honour at an intimate ceremony in the Guildhall. Sir Bob (61) is already a freeman of his native city, after receiving the honour in 2006 in recognition of his humanitarian work.

The Live Aid co-organiser, who was previously nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, has also been recognised at the highest levels in his adopted country with an honorary knighthood in 1986.