Hirst to contribute to Band Aid III
Pop artist Sir Peter Blake designed the original cover. A spokesperson has revealed that Hirst will not be given any specific brief for this project, and explained: "Obviously the line-up for this new recording is a very contemporary line-up, so we felt we wanted to go to a contemporary artist,"
"He welcomed it and immediately said 'yes'. Obviously, he's doing it all for nothing and I would imagine the piece of artwork will become an immense fundraiser for the Band Aid Trust."
Despite previous reports that rivals Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher would be taking part in the project, a spokesperson has revealed that this is definitely not the case.
The organisers are waiting for word from Keane and Snow Patrol as to whether they are taking part, a Band Aid spokesperson said.