Pop stars join environmental campaign

Former Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker and electro pixie Little Boots are amongst those who have painted themselves blue as part of a new environmental campaign.

In times of a recession, environmental causes are often put to one side in order to aid the economy. Heavy industries are encouraged, which can sometimes be to the detriment of the countryside around us.

However in a new campaign a number of top musicians have painted themselves blue in order to highlight Oxfam's new climate change initiative. Jarvis Cocker, Little Boots, Luke Pritchard, The View and more have taken part in the "blue face" campaign.

Timed to coincide with the Glastonbury festival, the campaign organisers have released new photos of the stars with blue faces.

Glastonbury, of course, is famous for its support of environmental causes. Held in a wonderful patch of English countryside, the Somerset event has long donated money to charities with organiser Michael Eavis being given a special award last year in recognition of his achievements.

Oxfam have teamed up with Glastonbury-bound artists to highlight the campaign against climate change. The two parties are asking fans to support them by painting their faces blue when they attend festivals this summer.

Footage from the photo shoot will be shown on massive screens on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage during the festival, set to take place this weekend.

Headliners for this year's Glastonbury event include Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Franz Ferdinand, Doves and many more.

Little Boots said in a statement: "Doing nothing is not the answer to fighting climate change. Go blue, demand that the Prime Minister takes the lead in protecting the people of this beautiful planet and kiss goodbye to climate change. If everyone does their bit we can save the planet."

Also taking part in the campaign are the likes of Fatboy Slim, Editors' singer Tom Smith and VV Brown.
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