One Direction, Ellie Goulding On 'Epic' Band Aid Recording Session

One Direction

A who's who of U.K. stars joined forces on Saturday (Nov. 15) to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" And now you can see what some of your favorite A-listers wore to the event.

Led by Bob Geldof; One Direction, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Jessie Ware, Sam Smith, Coldplay's Chris Martin, U2's Bono, Paloma Faith, Seal, Bastille and more all teamed up in London to record the fourth version of the famed Band Aid charity single, this time to help fight the Ebola epidemic in Africa. 

One Direction, Bono & Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

Shortly after wrapping up the recording session, several of the stars took to social media to open up about the "epic" day, as Goulding described it on Twitter.  

"Such an honour to be involved in @BandAid30 . I am in awe of Sir Bob Geldof's desire to make a change. What a man and what a cause !" 1D's Louis Tomlinson shared. "Thank you so much for having us @BandAid30 !!!!!"

His bandmate, Niall Horan, added, "It was the most amazing experience today @BandAid30 , to be In a room with all those legends supporting a great cause , was insane ! also pleasure to meet sir Bob today who gave an incredible motivational speech about the cause to us! We all really need to get behind this."

"Band Aid. What an incredibly surreal and beautiful day that was," Sam Smith tweeted. "I truly hope this makes a difference x."


Photos from the recording session have also been floating around social media, giving music fans an inside glimpse.

"Do They Know It’s Christmas?" will be available for download on Monday (Nov. 17). Three weeks later, timed for the holiday, a CD version will be released. It will feature a cover designed by U.K. artist Tracey Emin. The song will get its play on the X Factor U.K.'s results show Sunday.


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