Coldplay, Jay-Z, Rihanna confirmed for Haiti appeal shows

Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira also to play

Coldplay, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Shakira are among the acts confirmed to appear at Hope For Haiti gigs on Friday (January 22).

The shows will take place in London, New York and Los Angeles as part of a telethon to raise money for the victims of the recent Haiti earthquake.

U2‘s Bono and The Edge along with Coldplay, Jay-Z and Rihanna will be appearing at the London show, reports MTV News. The gigs will be broadcast by the channel.

The New York show will be hosted by Wyclef Jean. Acts set to appear there include Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting.

George Clooney, whose idea it was to stage the telethon, will host in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift are among the acts he will introduce.

U2 and Jay-Z have teamed up to produce a single to aid the effort as has Simon Cowell, who is helming a single project that is likely to feature Cheryl Cole.