War Child line-up expands

Magic Numbers and Keane join the line-up, while Babyshambles ask to join the party…

More British bands have joined the line-up for ‘HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE’.

Keane have decided to cover Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ for the album, which is released on September 9.

Keyboard player Tim Rice-Oxley told NME.COM: “Every childhood should be a time for optimism and innocence. In many places it is instead a time of violent chaos, deprivation and fear. Warchild is doing everything it can to change that, and we are proud to give them our sincere support.”

Last week’s NME cover stars The Magic Numbers have also joined the line-up, which already boasts Radiohead, Hard-Fi, Gorillaz, [/a], [a], Elbow and Maximo Park, amongst others.

Singer Romeo Stodart said “We are very excited to contribute a new song, ‘Tonight’ to the ‘Help: A Day In The Life’ album to support this extremely worthwhile cause”

‘Help: A Day In The Life’ will see bands take just one day to record a new piece of music, which War Child will make available on [url=]warchildmusic.com on September 9.

A physical CD release of the event will follow a few weeks later. It marks the tenth anniversary of the now legendary 1995 ‘Help’ album, which featured Noel Gallagher, Radiohead, [a][/a] and Blur.

Proceeds this time around will help children in war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan and The Congo.