Compilation in association with Oxfam is dedicated to Jo Cox MP
Profits from ‘Glastonbury Live’ go to Oxfam’s new 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 after a meeting at her constituency office in Batley, West Yorks, on Thursday (June 16). Cox was a former activist who campaigned throughout her time in politics for refugee causes.
A host of artists, including Foals, The Last Shadow Puppets and The 1975, will dedicate a song from their Glastonbury sets this weekend to Oxfam’s appeal, which will feature on ‘Glastobury Live’.
The album will be released by Parlophone on July 11. Other artists who have agreed to be 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. Other artists are expected to agree to take part before the album’s release.
An Oxfam statement said: “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.”