Sky Arts to broadcast 12-12-12: Concert For Sandy Relief in UK

Star studded concert is rumoured to include Paul McCartney and Nirvana

Sky Arts have confirmed that they will broadcast the 12-12-12: Concert For Sandy Relief to UK viewers.

The show will also be livestreamed from 7.30pm (ET) by a variety of outlets, including YouTube.

The concert is set to take place tonight (Dec 12) at New York’s Madison Square Gardens and will feature music from Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, The Who, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West and The Rolling Stones.

Celebrities contributing to the concert include Billy Crystal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Susan Sarandon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Sean Combs, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers, Quentin Tarantino, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi and Chelsea Clinton.

According to a report in The Sun, Paul McCartney will join Foo Fighters‘ singer Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic onstage, replacing Kurt Cobain as singer, at a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York.

According to the newspaper, McCartney rang Grohl who asked him to come and “jam with some mates” and then found himself playing with Grohl on drums, Novoselic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar. The report then quotes McCartney as saying: “I didn’t really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?’ And somebody whispered to me ‘’That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”

12-12-12: Concert For Sandy Relief will be broadcast in full on Thursday night at 10pm on Sky Arts 1 and at 12 on Sky Arts 2.