Travis lead singer Fran Healy is travelling to Sudan to see how money raised from the Band Aid single will be used to help the warn-torn country.
Fran Healy wants to focus attention on Sudan
Healy flies out to the African country on Saturday to spend a week meeting people returning to their homes from refugee camps.
He will also witness how the Save the Children charity distributes food.
Band Aid 20's Do They Know It's Christmas? is currently number one in the charts.
Money from the single will go towards helping those affected by war and famine in Sudan, described by the UN as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Healy said he consulted Band Aid founders Bob Geldof and Midge Ure before embarking on the trip.
"I felt as though the Band Aid record didn't really have a context," he said.
"All the media hype had been about us musicians coming together to re-record the single.
"I thought maybe somebody should go out to Sudan to highlight what's happening out there and to give an example of where all the money is going."
Lack of water
Save the Children cites that 92% of people in South Sudan live in poverty, with only two in 10 children getting access to primary education.
There is also a major problem with getting access to safe drinking water.
Peace talks between the government and rebels from the Darfur region have resumed, with hopes the conflict which has claimed the lives of an estimated 70,000 people can be resolved.
Paul Hetherington, of Save the Children, said: "Fran really wanted to put the issues affecting Africa into the public eye after getting involved in recording
the new version of the Band Aid single.
"The recent peace accords present a real opportunity for progress."