Glastonbury Festival’s first official live album will feature Coldplay, Muse, and many more artists.
The profits from Glastonbury Live will benefit Oxfam’s Refugee Crisis Appeal, which puts pressure on world leaders to welcome more refugees. The album is dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox, the Labour MP who was murdered at her constituency office in Batley, West Yorks, on Thursday (June 16th). Throughout her time in politics, Cox campaigned for refugee causes. A number of artists, including Foals, The Last Shadow Puppets, and The 1975, will dedicate a song from their sets at the festival this weekend to the Oxfam cause, and the music will be featured on the album.
Other artists who have agreed to appear on the album include Sigur Ros, Chvrches, John Grant, Two Door Cinema Club, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Jack Garrett, Editors, Fatboy Slim, Laura Mvula and Jamie Lawson. It is expected that additional artists will decide to take part before the album’s release on July 11th.
A statement from Oxfam reads, “We’re pushing for political change. People forced to flee their homes need to be kept safe, supported and together. All Parlophone’s profits from the album will go to Oxfam’s Refugee Crisis Appeal, providing life-saving essentials like food, water and sanitation.”