Do they know it’s Christmas in 2014?
Do They Know It’s Christmas?, the song written by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the victims of the 1984 Ethiopian famine, has been re-recorded 30 years on with a new generation of artists, featured in a newly released music video. This year the Band Aid Trust will administer funds from #BandAid30 towards efforts to fight the spread of Ebola and to care for its victims. The Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas? is being promoted with the tagline “Buy the song. Stop the virus” and the hashtag #BandAid30. The single can be purchased at iTunes (po.st/DoTheyKnow) and Google Play (po.st/DoTheyKnowGp). Donations can be made online at bandaid30.com/donate
Do they know it’s Christmas in 2014? – The Artists
Singers featured in the music video are Angélique Kidjo, Bastille, Bono, Chris Martin, Clean Bandit, Ed Sheeran, elbow, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Jessie Ware, Jimmy Napes, Midge Ure, Olly Murs, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Paul Epworth, Rita Ora, Roger Taylor, Sam Smith, Sinead O’Connor and Underworld.
Do they know it’s Christmas in 2014? Credits
Filming was shot by director Andy Morahan via Great Guns with executive producers Laura Gregory and Sheridan Thomas, producers Tim Francis and Dan Cleland, directors of photography Tony C. Miller and Angus Hudson, editors James Demetriou and Nick Saunders, sound engineers Howie Nichol and Jonathan Mitchell.
Post production was done at Rushes by colourist Simone Grattarola, post producer Joe West and online editor Dave Kiddle.
The single artwork was designed by Tracey Emin.