Band Aid 30 and UK Pop Stars Fight Ebola Spreading in West Africa

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 17, 2014
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In an effort to raise money for charity, specifically for Ebola treatment and prevention in West Africa, an enormous number of UK-based singers came together as Band Aid 30 to record a Christmas-themed single. Artists such as the members of One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Cold Play's Chris Martin, Bastille, U2's Bono, Seal and Ellie Goulding among others re-recorded 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Sir Bob Geldof premiered the song and music video during UK's The X-Factor. Like the original 1984 version, the video integrates horrific scenes from West Africa.

Donations can be made to Band Aid 30 online. All proceeds from this multi-celeb starring sing-along will also go to fight Ebola's spread.