Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon cover Madonna's 'Material Girl' at Occupy Wall Street protest

Pair team up in New York for an impromptu acoustic performance

Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon cover Madonna's 'Material Girl' at Occupy Wall Street protest

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon performed an impromptu set for the the Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York on Sunday (October 23).

The singers became the latest stars to lend their support to the demonstrators campaigning against social inequality and corporate greed in the US.

They arrived at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, which has become a makeshift base for protesters, with an acoustic guitar and, with the help of a lyric sheet, belted out Madonna's 'Material Girl'.

Lennon and Wainwright were accompanied by a number of other guitarists and an accordion player.

This weekend also saw a number of performances. Veteran folk star Pete Seeger entertained campaigners performing protest standard 'We Shall Overcome', while Russell Brand and wife Katy Perry were also seen at the site.

Susan Sarandon, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Kanye West, Alec Baldwin and Tim Robbins have also lent their support to those camped out at the protest site.

Watch a video of Wainwright and Lennon's performance below.

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