stars join up with Glastonbury Festival for Oxfam's Haiti auction

raising funds for earthquake emergency response appeal

published: Fri 22nd Jan 2010

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Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010

Glastonbury Festival and some of the biggest names in music, including Damon Albarn, Coldplay, and Arctic Monkeys have come together to put on a special auction to raise funds for Oxfam's emergency response in Haiti.

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Amongst the exclusive items in the auction is an offer from Damon Albarn to record a specially written piece of music, the iconic blonde Fender Stratocaster played by Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner in their first video and Coldplay singer Chris Martin's 'Viva La Vida' tour jacket, signed by the band. The eBay auction is a rapid response from the biggest bands in the UK and beyond to the massive crisis in Haiti and Oxfam's ongoing emergency response there.

The auction goes live today, Friday 22nd January, and runs for 10 days, closing at 9am on Tuesday 2nd February. All proceeds from the auction will go to Oxfam's humanitarian response in Haiti. More items will be added to the auction over the coming week, including items from the fashion and art world.

Other items up for auction are a whole host of Glastonbury Festival items including V.I.P. backstage passes, festival teepees and access to a luxury shower at co-organiser Emily Eavis' farmhouse throughout this year's festival.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis said, "Just like the millions of people who have already given so generously to the DEC appeal for Haiti, we felt it was important to do whatever we could to help as quickly as possible. We hope people will dig deep for some of these amazing auction prizes and help Oxfam to save lives in Haiti at the same time."

Other items of interest in the auction include The Magic Numbers playing an acoustic set in the house/garden of the highest bidder, including never before heard songs from their new album, guitars from The Kooks, and Foals a linocut of 'Fleet Street Apocalypse' by Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood, signed artwork from acts including Mika, and Pearl Jam, and an exclusive playback of the brand new Gang of Four album for four people over a bottle or two of wine with Andy Gill in their studio in London, before anyone else hears it.

The full auction can be seen at at the eBay Oxfam Shop.

To make a donation to the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal visit www.dec.org.uk or call 0370 60 60 900, donate over the counter at any post office or high street bank, or send a cheque made payable to 'DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal' to 'PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA'.

Tickets have sold out for this summer's Festival which runs for five full days from Wednesday 23rd until Sunday 27th June 2010 across a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset. There will be no more tickets on sale until later this year.


Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Mon 12th Jul 2010


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