Glastonbury charity album dedicated to memory of MP Jo Cox


MP Jo Cox will be honoured with an album of live music from Glastonbury festival which will raise money for refugees, Oxfam has said.

Artists including Coldplay and Muse will contribute songs from their upcoming Glastonbury sets to Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Live at Glastonbury 2016, a first-of-its-kind live album in support of Oxfam's work with refugees worldwide.

Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB chief executive, said it would now be made in memory of the Labour MP, who was a former Oxfam activist and who was killed on June 16.

Labour MP Jo Cox gives her maiden speech in Parliament in 2015

He said: "Given Jo's tireless work to help refugees both at Oxfam and beyond, it felt appropriate to dedicate the album to her."

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis explained: "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.

"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."

Sigur Ros, The Last Shadow Puppets, Chvrches, Wolf Alice, Laura Mvula, Jamie Lawson, The 1975, Editors, Years & Years and Fatboy Slim are also confirmed for the album - with more expected to join.

The album will be released on July 11.