Bono’s arrival at Band Aid 30 delayed “due to fog”

The U2 frontman is due to join One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Chris Martin in London

Bono‘s arrival at the Band Aid 30 recording session has been delayed “due to fog”.

The U2 frontman was supposed to be at Sarm Studios in West London at 10am this morning (November 15) in order to record his contribution to the new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’. However, he is late to the session because his private plane has been caught in fog.

The new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ is being made to raise money to help combat the spread of Ebola and will receive it’s premiere on The X Factor tomorrow night (November 16). So far One Direction, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Elbow, Bastille, Queen’s Roger Taylor, Rita Ora, Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Paloma Faith, Emeli Sande and Ellie Goulding have all arrived at the studio to record their parts of the song.

Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has urged the public to download the new Band Aid 30 single numerous times, in order to raise money to help combat the spread of Ebola. Speaking to the press, Geldof said it didn’t matter if people liked the single, it was about raising money for charity. “Whether you like it or not, is not the issue,” he commented. “It’s a badge of honour to have it. It really is something to be proud of… It’s not just about what’s happening in West Africa – it’s a filthy little disease this.”

He added that even if people are just watching the video on YouTube, they should donate money to the cause. “If you’re going to watch it, donate. Download it 10 times… This thing isn’t about me or you or them: it’s about us.” He also explained that the chancellor George Osborne will waive VAT on the single. “Buy this thing. Don’t go looking for it free,” he said. The single will be available to buy online on Monday (November 17), with the physical release coming on December 8, complete with remixes from Disclosure and Underworld.