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Bob Geldof announces new Band Aid – starring Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Ed Sheeran and One Direction

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Bob Geldof has revealed he will make  a new version of Do They Know It’s Christmas and re-create Band Aid.

The Irish singer has joined forces with Bono, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Emeli Sande, Sinead O’Connor, Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction and Bastille.

The stars will be recreating the original 1984 hit which sold 3.7 million copies and raised €10m for famine relief in Ethiopia.

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The new version will be recorded this Saturday and will be available for download on Monday morning.

Bob has said the lyrics will be changed to reflect the Ebola crisis.

At a press conference he said the disease was taking hold in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia “because they’re extremely poor which is radically unacceptable”, adding: “It makes me sick and makes me angry.”