The Last Shadow Puppets, Coldplay, Fatboy Slim To Contribute To Glastonbury’s Refugee Benefit Compilation
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:27:55
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The Last Shadow Puppets, Coldplay, Fatboy Slim, and a host of other artists will contribute to Glastonbury's refugee benefit compilation. The compilation, entitled Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Glastonbury Live 2016, will honor British MP Jo Cox and will be released digitally on July 11th as a joint project with Oxfam, who Cox worked for between 2001 and 2009. The record will feature songs performed live during Glastonbury this upcoming weekend, and include tracks from Muse, Foals, Sigur Ros, Chvrches, Wolf Alice, and others as well as the artists previously mentioned.
Glastonbury release a statement about the album:
"IT'S THE FIRST LIVE GLASTONBURY ALBUM OF ITS KIND. A HOST OF WORLD-FAMOUS MUSICIANS AND THE WORLD'S BEST-LOVED FESTIVAL STAND AS ONE WITH PEOPLE FORCED TO FLEE CONFLICT, DISASTER AND POVERTY.
THE ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JO COX, MP, A FORMER OXFAM ACTIVIST, WHO CAMPAIGNED TIRELESSLY FOR REFUGEES.
ACTS INCLUDING COLDPLAY, MUSE, FOALS, SIGUR RÓS AND THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS WILL DEDICATE A SONG FROM THEIR GLASTONBURY SET, TO BE RECORDED FOR A SPECIAL LIVE ALBUM IN SUPPORT OF OXFAM'S WORK WITH REFUGEES WORLDWIDE.
SIGUR RÓS, THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS, CHVRCHES, WOLF ALICE, LAURA MVULA, JAMIE LAWSON, JOHN GRANT, JACK GARRATT, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, THE 1975, EDITORS, YEARS & YEARS AND FATBOY SLIM ARE ALSO CONFIRMED FOR THE ALBUM, WITH MORE EXPECTED TO JOIN.
THE ALBUM IS PART OF OXFAM'S NEW CAMPAIGN, TO PUT PRESSURE ON WORLD LEADERS TO WELCOME MORE REFUGEES, TO PREVENT FAMILIES FROM BEING SEPARATED AND TO KEEP PEOPLE FLEEING THEIR HOMES SAFE FROM HARM.
ALL PARLOPHONE'S PROFITS FROM THE ALBUM WILL GO TO OXFAM'S REFUGEE CRISIS APPEAL, PROVIDING LIFE-SAVING ESSENTIALS LIKE FOOD, WATER AND SANITATION."
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