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Adele opts out of Glastonbury charity album

Published 08/08/2016


Adele turned down the opportunity to donate a live song from her 2016 Glastonbury set to a charity record but made up for it by donating privately.

Adele has donated to various charities after opting out of appearing on the Glastonbury 2016 fundraising album.

The Rolling in the Deep singer was a headliner at the British music festival in June (16) but was noticeably missing on the official track listing of charity album Oxfam Present: Stand As One – Live From Glastonbury 2016, which features tracks from other performers such as Muse, Coldplay, and Jess Glynne.

Adele was approached to be part of the record too but she declined and her spokesman has made it clear she just wanted to help the charities in a more private way.

“Yes, she was approached but Adele chose to support the cause by donating privately to refugee charities and privately to one of Jo Cox’s chosen charities," the spokesman said.

Profits from the album, which will be released as a physical CD on 19 August (16), will be split evenly between Oxfam, for their work with Syrian refugees, and the Jo Cox Fund, which benefits charities close to the heart of the late British politician, who was shot and stabbed in June (16).

“We are thrilled that Adele is responding to the refugee crisis by donating directly to the cause. However we do it, we ‘Stand As One,'" a spokesman for Oxfam said.

This isn't the first time Adele has been accused of snubbing fundraising opportunities - in 2014, it was reported she didn't want to be part of Bob Geldof's new version of charity song Do They Know It’s Christmas? to help fight the Ebola virus.

“Adele is doing nothing," the rocker told Britain's The Sun newspaper at the time. "She’s not answering the phone... She doesn’t want to be bothered by anyone... Some people just don’t want to do it."

After his interview sparked reports Adele has ignored his calls, Bob later told Sky News she didn't snub the song, admitting he never called her as he didn't have her number in the first place.

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