Monday, 17 November 2014

Band Aid 30 premieres

The new Band Aid single has been broadcast for the first time featuring One Direction, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran singing the reworked Do They Know It's Christmas? The video was shown on ITV's X Factor.Other artists taking part included Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Elbow, Seal, Jessie Ware, Fuse ODG, Sinead O'Connor, Angelique Kidjo, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Clean Bandit and Foals. Bono, who featured on the original 1984 version, was also involved, as were YouTube video stars Zoella, Alfie Deyes and Joe Sugg. All money raised (including VAT waived by the UK Government) will go to aid the fight against Ebola in Weste Africa.

Damon Albarn spoke to Cathy Newman at Channel 4 News about why he's didn't take part in Band Aid 30 - "There are problems with our idea of charity...sometimes giving money creates another problem". 

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