One Direction, Chris Martin, and others team up to fight against Ebola

One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Bono, Sam Smith, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Bastille and Paloma Faith have all come together to fight against Ebola.

hidden November 12, 2014 09:13:18 IST
One Direction, Chris Martin, and others team up to fight against Ebola

Los Angeles: One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, Bono, Sam Smith, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Bastille and Paloma Faith have all come together to fight against Ebola.

The musicians agreed to record a re-worked version of Do They Know it's Christmas, with proceeds from the single going towards the UN effort to fight the virus in West Africa, reported People magazine.

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are spearheading the new Band Aid effort on the 30th anniversary of the Christmas charity single's original recording from 1984.

One Direction Chris Martin and others team up to fight against Ebola

Chris Martin in this file photo. Reuters

"It's the worst-kept secret in music history," joked Geldof. The project was launched just three weeks ago when Geldof, who recently lost his daughter Peaches, received a call from the United Nations.

"They are very concerned. They require at least a 20 percent increase in assistance and material," he said. The charity song will be recorded in London on Saturday and released on November 17.

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