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The official Band Aid 30 ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)’ video premiered last night during an episode of the X Factor.

Musicians such as Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Queen’s Roger Taylor, Elbow, Sinead O’Connor and Bono all feature on the single.

Bob Geldof spoke very passionately before the video was unveiled, urging people to purchase the new single. All the money raised from sales of the track will go towards the fight against Ebola in Africa.

Some of the lyrics from the original song are 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.”

The Band Aid 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.”

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There is also a Band Aid 30 app available to download called BandApp. It allows 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.

Watch the video ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)’ below.

Band Aid 30 lyrics:

It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid

At Christmas time, we let in light and banish shade

And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy

Throw your arms around the world

At Christmas time

But say a prayer, pray for the other ones

At Christmas time, it’s hard but while you’re having fun

There’s a world outside your window, and it’s a world of dread and fear

Where a kiss of love can kill you, and there’s death in every tear

And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you

No peace and joy this Christmas in West Africa

The only hope they’ll have is being alive

Where to comfort is to fear

Where to touch is to be scared

How can they know it’s Christmas time at all

Here’s to you

Raise a glass to everyone

And here’s to them

And all their years to come

Let them know it’s Christmas time after all

Feed the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again

Feel the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again

Heal the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again