BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 13 August '16

Music stars speak out for refugees and Oxfam as Glastonbury 2016 live album is released

The album Oxfam Presents: Stand As One – Live at Glastonbury 2016 is available for download. It features global acts such as Coldplay, Muse, and Foals who have contributed a song recorded during their Glastonbury sets to this special live album in support of Oxfam’s work with refugees worldwide.

Supporting refugees

The album is in support of Oxfam’s Stand as One campaign. Profits from the album will go to Oxfam’s work with refugees around the world and to the Jo Cox Fund, set up after the tragic death of the MP and former Oxfam campaigner.

Editors, who donated the track Munich, said, ’A lot of us have got kids, and the images of families, just trying to get somewhere safe it lingers long in the memory. So to help is quite a natural thing to do. The UK is not housing enough – it’s shocking the amount we’re helping and we need to have more.’

Jack Garratt, who donated his track Worry, said, ’As a musician I get to travel a lot and I’m very lucky to be able to do that. There are other people who also travel the world not because of fortunate reasons, but because there is physically nowhere else they can go. Knowledge is key in being able to fight with positivity and passion and love. If you feel as passionately as I do visit the Oxfam website, sign the petition and buy the album be a part of a fix and not part of the problem.’

Laura Mvula, who donated her track People said, ‘I’m donating a track because we need to more about this refugee situation. The world needs to change. It’s one of the most important issues of our generation, we need to come together, we need to figure it out and I’m glad that music is a tool in order to help get that message across. I need my fans to buy the album, sign the petition and get these world leaders to sort this situation out.’

‘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.’

EMILY EAVIS
Glastonbury co-organiser

Track list

1. Coldplay – Birds
2. Foals – What Went Down
3. The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis
4. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Showdown
5. Chvrches – Bury It
6. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
7. Years & Years – Eyes Shut
8. Jess Glynne – Right Here
9. Muse – Starlight
10. Wolf Alice – Giant Peach
11. Editors – Munich *
12. Sigur Rós – Sæglópur
13. John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
14. Richard Hawley – Tonight the Streets Are Ours
15. Jack Garratt – Worry *
16. Laura Mvula – People
17. Madness – My Girl
18. Baaba Maal – Fulani Rock
19. Jamie Lawson – Someone for Everyone *

* Download only

Add your voice

More than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes by brutal conflict and violence, millions more by natural disaster and poverty.

Oxfam’s Stand as One campaign calls for global action to welcome more refugees, to prevent families from being separated and to keep people fleeing their homes safe from harm.

Ahead of two major summits on the global refugee and migration crisis in New York in September, Oxfam is calling on governments to do everything in their power to help and protect people on the move, and for the UK to play a lead role in making this happen.

‘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.’

MARK GOLDRING
Oxfam GB Chief Executive

Click here to buy Oxfam Presents: Stand as One – Live at Glastonbury 2016  on Oxfam’s website.