A group fronted by Paul Weller will take part in a concert in support of the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Momentum campaign group has announced.
The Brighton gig will be the first of a national series of “concerts for Corbyn”, with artists on the line-up including indie band the Farm, psychedelic group Temples and singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams. Other acts on the bill for the 16th December event include Stealing Sheep, Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind, Edgar “Summertyme” Jones and Ghetto Priest.
Paul Weller, the former Jam and Style Council frontman, has experience of political concerts after playing a leading role in the Billy Bragg initiated Red Wedge campaign, which supported Neil Kinnock’s Labour in the 1980s. For the Record Press author that only seems like yesterday.
Paul Weller will team up on stage with former Soft Machine star Robert Wyatt as well as Danny Thompson, Steve Pilgrim and Ben Gordelier. The show at Brighton Dome is intended as the first of a series called People Powered: Concerts for Corbyn, organised by the promoter Rocksalts in association with Momentum.
The organisers said: “Music can be a huge force for social change. Today, more than ever, it feels like we need to stand up for democracy, for fairness and equality, for our basic human rights……..By inviting a broad range of acts, not all of whom are known for being overtly political, to play in support of this under the banner of People Powered, we are saying: Speak out! Get involved! Fight for what you believe in! Make your voice heard! Everyone can make a difference!”