Entertainment & Arts

Band Aid 30-line-up: A clickable guide of who's who

A familiar song, but perhaps not such a familiar line-up? U2 frontman Bono returns for the new Band Aid track 30 years on from Bob Geldof's original, but his surrounding cast could hardly be more different.

From social media celebrities boasting millions of online followers (but no professional singing experience), to 2014's top music stars, use our clickable guide to put names to faces and find out who gets to sing those classic lines.

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  • Kyle Simmons

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    Plays keyboards in Bastille

  • William Farquarson

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    Plays bass in Bastille

  • Guy Garvey

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    Lead singer of Elbow

    Sings the line: 'There’s a world outside your window and it’s a world of dread and fear'

  • Chris Wood

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    Plays drums in Bastille

  • Chris Martin

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    Lead singer of Coldplay

    Sings the line: 'And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom'

  • Dan Smith

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    Lead singer of Bastille

    Sings the line: 'Where a kiss of love can kill you'

  • Seal

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    R&B artist

    Sings the line: 'Bring peace and joy this Christmas to West Africa'

  • Bob Geldof

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    The man who founded Band Aid in 1984

  • Karl Hyde

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    Frontman of techno and house band Underworld

  • Roger Taylor

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    Drummer from Queen, leads the background music in the record

  • Joe Sugg

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    Viral internet star, with over three million YouTube followers

  • Alfie Deyes

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    Another YouTube star, runs three channels on the video website

  • Grace Chatto

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    Singer in Clean Bandit

  • Neil Amin-Smith

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    Violinist in Clean Bandit

  • Louis Tomlinson

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    One fifth of One Direction

    The band sing the line: 'It’s Christmas time – there’s no need to be afraid'

  • Zayn Malik

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    One Direction band member

    The band sing the line: 'It’s Christmas time – there’s no need to be afraid'

  • Liam Payne

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    Member of One Direction

    The band sing the line: 'It’s Christmas time – there’s no need to be afraid'

  • Niall Horan

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    One fifth of One Direction

    The band sing the line: 'It’s Christmas time – there’s no need to be afraid'

  • Harry Styles

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    One Direction Band member

    The band sing the line: 'It’s Christmas time – there’s no need to be afraid'

  • Olly Murs

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    Pop star and 2009 X-Factor runner up

    Sings the line: '“Raise a glass to everyone”

  • Sinead O'Connor

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    Irish singer-songwriter

    Sings the line: 'Why is comfort to be feared, why is to touch to be scared'

  • Ellie Goulding

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    Singer-songwriter, performed at the Royal Wedding

    Sings the line: 'A song of hope where there’s no hope tonight'

  • Jessie Ware

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    Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter

  • Ed Sheeran

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    Internationally-successful English singer-songwriter

    Sings the line: 'At Christmas time – we let in light and we banish shade'

  • Zoe Sugg

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    Better known as YouTube vlogging star Zoella

  • Angelique Kidjo

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    Grammy award winning singer-songwriter and former activist from the West African country Benin

    Sings the line: 'Where there’s death in every tear'

  • Emeli Sande

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    Pop star who notably performed in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics

    Sings the line: 'At Christmas time it's hard but while you’re having fun'

  • Paloma Faith

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    Singer with three top 10 albums to her name

    Sings the line: 'But say a prayer and pray for the other ones'

  • Midge Ure

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    Co-founded Band Aid with Bob Geldof

  • Bono

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    Iconic U2 frontman, only artist to appear in the original single, Band Aid 20 and the new track

    Sings two lines: 'Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you', and 'How can they know it’s Christmas time at all'

  • Sam Smith

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    He doesn't appear in the group shot but Sam Smith sings the line: 'Feel your arms around the world at Christmas time' in the new song

  • Rita Ora

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    Also not present in the group photo, pop star Rita Ora sings the line: 'And in our world of plenty we can spread our smile of joy'