Star-studded concert raises Hurricane Sandy funds

Stars from across the US and the world have come together to perform at a huge six hour charity concert in aid of the victims of super storm Sandy.

Alicia Keys performs during the "12-12-12"
Alicia Keys performs during the "12-12-12" Credit: Reuters

The '12-12-12' concert took place at Madison Square Garden, with funds raised going to the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity in New York, which will distribute funds throughout the region.

The huge storm hit the east coast of America in November, destroying homes and flooding Manhattan.

Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen perform during "12-12-12" benefit concert
Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen perform during "12-12-12" benefit concert Credit: Reuters

Singer Jon Bon Jovi who performed with Bruce Springsteen is originally from New Jersey which was hit particularly badly.

Mick Jagger and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones perform during the "12-12-12" benefit concert
Mick Jagger and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones perform during the "12-12-12" benefit concert Credit: Reuters

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is still visible on the East Coast, with New York and New Jersey very badly hit. Breezy Point in New Jersey is still clearing up six weeks after the super storm hit.

The devastation in Breezy Point following super storm Sandy
The devastation in Breezy Point following super storm Sandy Credit: Daybreak/ Lucy Watson
A message of hope is left in Breezy Point which was devastated by the super storm
A message of hope is left in Breezy Point which was devastated by the super storm Credit: Daybreak/ Lucy Watson
Patriotism and hope in Breezy Point a month and a half after Sandy struck
Patriotism and hope in Breezy Point a month and a half after Sandy struck Credit: Daybreak/ Lucy Watson

Stars who appeared or where at home watching tweeted their support throughout the event.

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#121212concert had a great time at#madisonsquare really good crowd and wonderful atmosphere now home watching #indiavsengland #testmatch

Adam Sandler performs during the "12-12-12" benefit concert
Adam Sandler performs during the "12-12-12" benefit concert Credit: Reuters
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#121212Concert Ladies and gentlemen, that was Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie THE ROLLING STONES "Thank you! Have a great night everyone!"

Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the "12-12-12" benefit concert
Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the "12-12-12" benefit concert Credit: Reuters

Also appearing was Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle stood in for late singer Kurt Cobain as the front-man for the first Nirvana gig in twenty-years.

McCartney performs with Dave Grohl during the "12-12-12" benefit concert
McCartney performs with Dave Grohl during the "12-12-12" benefit concert
Eric Clapton performs during the "12-12-12" benefit concert
Eric Clapton performs during the "12-12-12" benefit concert Credit: Reuters