Momentum Launches ‘Concerts For Corbyn’ With Paul Weller Gig

The project echoes Red Wedge, a 1980s Labour movement where the party attempted to rally support through a collective of pop musicians and comics. Labour organised a Red Wedge event at their recent party conference in Liverpool.

The lineup for the first concert, which will take place in Brighton on 16th December, will include Red Wedge veteran Paul Weller, who famously complained at David Cameron liking his hit song “The Eton Rifles” in an interview for magazine Mojo:

“The whole thing with Cameron saying it was one of his favourite songs… I just think, Which bit didn’t you get?,” wonders Weller of the Old Etonian Prime Minister.

“People say, Why don’t you write any more political songs? But I would just write exactly the same f**king things I wrote thirty-odd years ago. Every time they fire a missile in the Middle East, that’s 850,000 pounds, right? And then they talk about the NHS, f**king selling it off or it crumbling. So nothing’s really changed, has it?”

Weller is also known for having hated new Labour’s “phoney liberalism”, but sent his own children to private school. In an interview for the Guardian he conceded this was “a bit weird. But I don’t feel guilty, cos anything I’ve got in life I’ve worked for.”

The lineup for the Brighton concert will feature Temples; Kathryn Williams; Stealing Sheep; Weller with Robert Wyatt, Danny Thompson, Steve Pilgrim and Ben Gordelier; The Farm; Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Edgar Summertyme; and Ghetto Priest.

Jones, of ‘Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind’, said:

“I’ve been shouting all my life, but Jeremy Corbyn is the first person to make me feel like I actually had a voice.”

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