Many of the world’s greatest artists will take the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday for the ’12.12.12’ concert to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy!

The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi and The Who will headline the concert, which will see proceeds go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

According to Hollywood Life, Kanye West, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Billy Joel will join the headline acts for the concert that organisers say will be the most widely distributed live musical event ever.

Celebrity guests including Adam Sandler, Kristen Stewart, Karlie Kloss, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Leonardo Di Caprio will also participate in the event, which will air worldwide to audiences of over two billion people in 190 countries, across television and radio networks as well as live online streams.

In an interview conducted ahead of the concert, performer Alicia Keys revealed that she thinks the disaster was “a really big wake up call” for America.

“People lost their homes, they lost power and electricity and heat. So many people now, a month later, are if not without a home they're without electricity or heat. I think all of us misjudged exactly how difficult it would end up being,” said the singer.

“For me as a New Yorker to see us all coming together to really want to help each other really showed me what a great country we are.”

Written by Lucy Slight

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