Green Man Festival auction rare Fleet Foxes LPs for charity

Fleet Foxes at Glastonbury Festival 2009 by Sara Bowrey
Fleet Foxes at Glastonbury Festival 2009 by Sara Bowrey

Green Man Festival has teamed up with Fleet Foxes to raise thousands of pounds for the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal.

The independent event outbid 56 other eBay users to win a rare signed copy of Fleet Foxes‘ new album ‘Helplessness Blues’, with all proceeds going to charity.

Organisers of the festival, which takes place from 19-21 August within the grounds of Glanusk Park in South Wales, snapped up the test pressing of the double LP for $3,350, equivalent to donating £2,082.56 to the emergency fund.

To raise more money, the Welsh event is now auctioning the signed LPs with the test pressing of the group’s self-titled debut album and a handwritten note from lead singer Robin Pecknold, with all proceeds going to the relief effort.

Describing the original auction, the singer said: “Here we are auctioning off a test pressing of our new album Helplessness Blues. These things are quite rare and the record isn’t even out yet, so it seemed like the most valuable album we had that we could auction off.”

Click here to view the Green Man Festival auction.

Fleet Foxes are due to headline this year’s Green Man festival, appearing beside Iron and Wine, The Low Anthem, Villagers and more.

Click here to see the Green Man line-up.

Tickets are on sale now at £135 for a weekend camping pass.

Click here to buy Green Man tickets.