Coldplay and other music stars join forces on live Glastonbury album for Oxfam's refugee efforts


Music stars have joined together to release a collection of live songs to raise money for Oxfam and the charity's work with refugees across the world.

Among others, the likes of Coldplay, Muse, Foals, Editors and Laura Mvula have donated tracks recorded during their recent Glastonbury Festival sets to the album, which is to be released ahead of two major summits in New York in September about the global migration crisis.

The record is called Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Live at Glastonbury 2016 and forms part of the charity's campaign of the same name.

Laura Mvula appears on Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Glastonbury Live 2016
Laura Mvula appears on Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Glastonbury Live 2016 (Dan Medhurst/Oxfam)

It is being dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox with proceeds going to the Jo Cox Fund, an organisation set up following the death of the MP and former Oxfam campaigner on June 16.

English rock band Editors donated a live version of hit single Munich from their music festival set for the compilation, and Laura gave her track People.

The band said of the current global refugee crisis: "A lot of us have got kids and the images of families, just trying to get somewhere safe; it lingers long in the memory."

Editors for Oxfam
Editors for Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Live at Glastonbury 2016 (Dan Medhurst/Oxfam)

They added that "to help is quite a natural thing to do" and said "the UK is not housing enough".

Singer Laura said: "I'm donating a track because we need to do more about this refugee situation. The world needs to change."

She urged her fans to buy the album and sign Oxfam's petition, which asks the Prime Minister to share responsibility with other world leaders in providing safety and hope for people forced to flee violence, poverty and disaster.

Muse for Oxfam
Rock band Muse has taken part in the Oxfam live album among others (Danny Clinch/Oxfam)

Oxfam says that over 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the ongoing conflicts in several nations.

The charity has reached out to help those in need in countries including Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

Other artists involved in the Parlophone-produced album include Madness, Years & Years, New Order, Jess Glynne, Jack Garratt and The Last Shadow Puppets.

Oxfam Presents: Stand as One - Live at Glastonbury 2016 is available to buy on Friday August 5.