Yeezy, Rolling Stones to headline Sandy concert

A benefit concert in aid of Hurricane Sandy is set to make history next week.

The Rolling Stones. Picture: rollingstones.com

NEW YORK - A benefit concert in aid of Hurricane Sandy is set to make history; as the most widely distributed live musical event.

Nearly two billion people around the globe will see next week's show, which is set to feature top music acts and Hollywood stars.

The producers of "12-12-12" are setting the show up to be as big as the Oscars and the Grammys, with the show being broadcast all over the world - including Africa.

Ticket purchases and donations will go to the victims of super storm Sandy, through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, serving families in the regions hardest hit by the storm.

The Rolling Stones have also been added to the line-up, joining the likes of Alicia Keys and Kanye West.