Oxfam and Glastonbury partner for album - dedicated to Jo Cox

Oxfam and Glastonbury partner for album - dedicated to Jo Cox

Oxfam is releasing the first Glastonbury live album, with profits going to Oxfam’s Refugee Crisis Appeal.

Coldplay, Muse, Foals, Sigur Rós, The Last Shadow Puppets, Chvrches, Wolf Alice, Laura Mvula, Jack Garratt, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975 and Years & Years are all confirmed to contribute a song to the album from their forthcoming festival sets, with more set to appear. 

Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Live At Glastonbury 2016, due for release on July 11 via Parlophone, is dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, MP, a former Oxfam activist who campaigned for refugees.

"We are making this special live album from Glastonbury this summer because the scale of the refugee crisis is so huge we simply had to do something,” said Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis. 

“We want people who are far from home and frightened to know we are doing whatever we can to help. To know the artists who play here are doing whatever they can. To know the people who love their music are doing whatever they can. Now it’s time for world leaders to do the same. All of us – Glastonbury, Oxfam, musicians and music-lovers everywhere must Stand As One to demand action for refugees.”

Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB chief executive added: “We are very grateful to Glastonbury for bringing the weight of the music world in support of people in desperate need. I urge people to stand as one with the millions forced to flee and add their voices to some of the most famous voices in the world - buy the album, sign our petition, and make world leaders meeting in New York in September listen. Given Jo’s tireless work to help refugees both at Oxfam and beyond it felt appropriate to dedicate the album to her.”

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