Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure-penned charity single features Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow among others. It was produced by Paul Epworth. Watch the video below.

Here’s the full list of participating artists:
Midge Ure
Clean Bandit
Sam Smith
One Direction
Ellie Goulding
Sinead O’Connor
Roger Taylor
Paul Epworth
Ed Sheeran
Olly Murs
Jimmy Napes
Emeli Sande
Angélique Kidjo
Rita Ora
Paloma Faith
Chris Martin
Jessie Ware
Fuse ODG

The single’s officially out Tuesday via Woodcharm Limited/Virgin and you can pre-order now on iTunes. All proceeds go to fight the spread of Ebola and care for its victims.

UPDATE: Disclosure deny they were involved. Fuse ODG ultimately declined because he did not agree with the song’s message. Robert Plant was also reported to be involved, but his publicist confirms to Stereogum that he did not participate.

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