George Clooney recruits Bono, Sting, Timberlake for Haiti benefit gig

Actor is organising US telethon for earthquake survivors

George Clooney has recruited U2‘s Bono, Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake for a Haiti fundraising concert.

The actor revealed at last night’s (January 17) Golden Globes award ceremony in Los Angeles that Christina Aguilera and Sting will also perform at the Hope For Haiti gig he is currently organising.

The event, which takes place on January 22, will be televised in US and will be hosted by Clooney and Haiti-born singer Wyclef Jean.

The telethon aspect of the event will raise money for Red Cross, Oxfam, Partners In Health and Jean‘s Yele Haiti Foundation, who are trying to bring aid to the country in the aftermath of last week’s earthquake.

Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne, who is of Haitian decent, made an appeal yesterday encouraging “support and solidarity” for the country after the natural disaster.