Band Aid 2014: UK artists rally against Ebola

The song features some of the UK’s most successful artists such as Rita Ora, Emile Sande, Sam Smith, and Bob Geldof. (Photo courtesy: Band Aid Trust)

A cast of UK artists and celebrities gathered, with the guidance of Sir Bob Geldof, in a song aimed at raising money to aid in the Ebola crisis, the Daily Mail reported.

The new Band Aid collective is covering 1984’s "Do They Know Its Christmas?" with this year’s rendition redirecting the cause toward the Ebola epidemic.

The song features some of the UK’s most successful artists such as Rita Ora, Emile Sande, Sam Smith, Bob Geldof, Bono and One Direction, to name a few.

In a new move, this year’s Band Aid also includes YouTube stars such as Zoe Sugg, Joe Sugg and Alfie Deyes who, although have no singing experience, are expected to rally more attention due to their millions of followers on the Internet.

Additionally, according to the Mail, the ensemble includes stars made famous by reality television, like Olly Murs and One Direction.

They have gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon and have topped the UK charts three times. Fellow X Factor star Olly Murs has had four number one hits.

Geldof, who led the casting of the 2014 Band Aid, said he tried approached singer Adele but was repeatedly shut down.

“Adele is doing nothing. She's not answering the phone. She's not writing. She's not recording. She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone,” he was quoted as saying by the Mail.

“She won't even pick up the phone to her manager. She's bringing up a family, you know.”

The song day viewed on Sunday and also includes Seal, Ellie Goulding and Coldplay front man Chris Martin.
 

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