Glastonbury Festival artists go blue for Oxfam
United Kingdom | 22 June 2009
A number of artists and DJs set to perform at this week's Glastonbury Festival have been painted blue for a climate change campaign for Oxfam.
Fatboy Slim, Little Boots, Jarvis Cocker and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly are among the acts to have changed colour for an exclusive shoot with photographer Rankin along with The View, Luke Pritchard from The Kooks, Editors’ Tom Smith and VV Brown.
The photos launch a campaign that will aks thousands of festival-goers across the summer to paint themselves blue as part of a massive visual statement to the UK government to take action on climate change before it’s too late.
Glastonbury legend Fatboy Slim, who has performed at the festival for the last 12 years, said: “I love the idea of people painting their faces blue for climate change at festivals this summer. It’s a fun way to get people engaged in a more serious issue. Even my son Woody will get a blue paintjob for the occasion! I'm sure people will have a great time being inventive about what they should paint. Hopefully it won't rain or we'll have fields of blue paint and maybe even blue cows!”
The blue faces petition will be presented to the UK government ahead of December’s critical climate change summit in Copenhagen, with Oxfam calling for a global deal that keeps carbon emissions at a safe level, and offers fair support to the millions of people in developing countries already suffering the effects of climate change.
Glastonbury Festival 2009 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 24-28 June.
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