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Monday 5 December 2016

Music memorabilia raises Haiti cash

Published 01/02/2010 | 18:04

Coldplay donated Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket
Coldplay donated Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket
Coldplay donated Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket
Coldplay donated Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket
Coldplay donated Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket
Coldplay donated Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket

Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys memorabilia has helped raise tens of thousands of pounds for victims of the devastating Haitian earthquake.

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One of the star lots in the Oxfam auction on eBay was singer Chris Martin's Viva La Vida tour jacket, signed by all four members of Coldplay, which raised £9,600 on its own.

The blonde Fender Stratocaster played by Alex Turner during the Arctic Monkeys' I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor video also struck a chord with fans and fetched £4,600.

One of the more unusual lots on offer, the chance to have the Magic Numbers playing in your garden, raised £2,101.

The opportunity to own a personal song written and performed by Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn received a final pledge of £5,650.

Glastonbury goodies went down a storm, with two VIP tickets with backstage passes going for £6,612, two tickets with access to side of the Pyramid stage for one band sold for £7,112, and another pair of tickets plus a backstage tipi snapped up for £7,700.

A "luxurious" hot shower at the farmhouse of organisers the Eavis family during the Glastonbury weekend will keep one festival-goer feeling fresh for £330.

A Pet Shop Boys' bespoke boxed vinyl set for their album Yes sold for £3,100 and a "rare" Roland drum machine donated by the Chemical Brothers sold for £640.

A spokeswoman for Oxfam said the bidding had gone "fantastically well".

All proceeds from the auction - which ends on Tuesday - will go to Oxfam's humanitarian response in Haiti.

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