The cover artwork for the Band Aid 30 single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)’ has been unveiled.
The single sleeve was designed by controversial English artist Tracey Emin. The cover features different coloured neon lights bearing the words: “Faith, love, trust. You, me, and the world.”
The song will debut for the first time today Sunday November 16th during an episode of the X Factor.
There will also be a Band Aid 30 app available to download called BandApp. It will allow fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the new ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ track.
The app is free to download but it will offer a a pay section, to gain access to exclusive Band Aid 30 content, with all the proceeds going towards the Band Aid Trust.
Earlier this week, Bob Geldof revealed the names taking part in the charity project. Chris Martin of Coldplay, Elbow, Sinead O’Connor and Bono are all set to appear on the single.
All the money raised from sales of the track will go towards the fight against Ebola in Africa.
Midge Ure revealed that some of the lyrics from the original song will be altered, such as the references to hunger, to reflect the new cause.
Geldof said: “We know we can contain Ebola; we have the doctors, the nurses, medicines and state systems, we have money. [People are] dying again because they are extremely poor. That is radically unacceptable.”
He added: “It really doesn’t matter if you don’t like this song, it really doesn’t matter if you hate all the artists. What you have to do is buy this thing.”
Other artists contributing to the track are Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, One Direction and Queen’s Roger Taylor.