Band Aid 30: Stars Unite for Recording Session!

Stars including One Direction, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran have recorded a new version of the Band Aid charity single in a studio in London.

Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Chris Martin and Bono also sang on the reworked Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Sande said the participants “sounded like a really powerful choir” when they sang the chorus together.

The recording, which comes 30 years after the original Band Aid, will raise money for the fight against Ebola.

The UK government has agreed to waive VAT on the single.

Organiser Bob Geldof, who also masterminded the original in 1984, said he addressed the participants “like the headmaster” before they sang the chorus.

“I said, ‘OK, this is what it’s about. When you sing this, be aware that the rest of the world will be singing it with you.’

“I explained the situation in West Africa, I explained what the UN were saying, explained what we could do, and just geed them up.”