Glasto acts to record live LP dedicated to Jo Cox
A charity album in aid of Oxfam and dedicated to murdered MP Jo Cox will be recorded at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.
Oxfam Presents: Stand as One – Live at Glastonbury 2016 will be second LP recorded at Glasto (after 1972’s Glastonbury Fayre triple album) and include a song each from Coldplay, Muse, Foals, 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, “with more expected to join”.
“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,” says Glastonbury co-promoter 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.”
The album is dedicated to the memory of Oxfam campaigner Jo Cox MP, who was shot and stabbed while holding a constituency surgery in Birstall, Yorkshire, on 16 June.
Stand as One will be released on Parlophone on 11 July and is available to preorder now.
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