Band Aid 30 is the 2014 incarnation of the charity group Band Aid. The group was announced on the 10 November 2014 by Bob Geldorf and Midge Ure. The group covered the track Do they know it is Christmas? written in 1984 by Geldorf and Ure to raise money for the Ebola epidemic in Western Africa that year. The track has changed the lyrics to reflect the current Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa, and all the contributions go towards battling this new crisis.
The song was recorded by some of the biggest-selling pop artists , including One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay or Bono - being this the third time the U2 frontman has contributed to Band Aid recording.
The official video was first shown during the results show of the X Factor on 16 November.