The Ebola crisis has been causing massive drama throughout the world, with West Africa being in the most critical of conditions. Once again, it’s time for artists to speak up through music with the creation of 'Band Aid 30' and a charity track on the way.
As announced by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, 'Band Aid 30' is totally happening in support of the tragedy Ebola has caused. A lot of well-known acts will be taking part in a rendition
of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, on which the lyrics will be slightly altered to be fitting for the occasion.
The line-up is scheduled consist of One Direction, Ed Sheeran, U2’s Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, Sinead O’Connor and Queen’s Roger Taylor. Furthermore, Elbow, Bastille, Fuse ODG, Jessie Ware, Jimmy Napes, Foals and Underworld complete the giant list of names involved. In addition to that long list, Adele is also said to be in talks to take part in the charity recording.
It’s nice to see musicians get to speak up about such serious matters, especially since their voices are heard much louder than anyone else’s. Hopefully, money can be raised to reinforce medical treatment of the virus and awareness will also be raised. It’s even more special when it happens 30 years after “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” officially came out, to support the hungry ones of Ethiopia at the time.
Set to be recorded this coming Saturday, November 15, the track will become available two days later on November 17. The fund-raising single will cost 99p digitally and £4 physically.
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