If you missed out being part of Glastonbury 2016 or are simply looking to update your record collection, Glastonbury has released their very first live album to help support Oxfam’s ‘Stand as One’ campaign, fighting to help people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said: “The album is a wonderful illustration of our love and support for those fleeing conflict. It’s our way of showing, whoever you are, where ever you are; you are not alone when you are making the journey to safety. Glastonbury, Oxfam, musicians and music fans are doing what they can, to support you. By signing the petition, buying the album and joining the campaign we can send a message to global leaders to do their bit too. To demand that they stand with us and provide safety, relief and support to those who need it the most."
Oxfam’s ‘Stand as One’ campaign is calling for global action to welcome more refugees as more than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes by brutal conflict and violence, and millions more due to natural disaster and poverty.
Profits from the album will go towards Oxfam’s work with refugees around the world and also to the Jo Cox Fund, set up after the tragic death of the MP and former Oxfam campaigner.
Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive said, “We are so grateful to Glastonbury and everyone involved in this album for supporting Oxfam’s work to help refugees. This album, which we are proud to dedicate to the memory of Jo Cox, is a celebration of humanity and the desire to Stand as One with people who have been forced to flee. People can add their voices to some of the most famous voices in the world by buying the album and signing our petition so world leaders meeting next month in New York hear our growing chorus for action."
Artist featured on the album include; Coldplay, Foals, The Last of the Shadow Puppets, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Chvrches, New Order, Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Muse, Wolf Alice, Editors, Sigur Ros, John Grant, Richard Hawley, Jack Garratt, Laura Mvula, Madness, Baaba Maal and Jamie Lawson.