Stars don’t wish to share stage or spotlight with UKIP leader

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Nigel Farage is the leader of controversial political party, UKIP.

A CONCERT to promote the Brexit has run into organisational trouble after a number of music stars due to perform pulled out.

The Anti-EU concert has seen acts such as boybands 5ive and East 17, DJ Sigma, as well as singer Alesha Dixon, cancel their performances as they did not want to appear on stage with Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and infamous for radical opinions regarding racial integration.

It is reported that Bpop Live, organised by Leave. EU, only has one confirmed scheduled act for the concert, as other performers also did not wish to participate in the event for fears that it would turn into a political rally.

However, a spokesman for Leave EU has confirmed that the concert will still go ahead with new acts, who have been described as ‘Brexity’. The names of these acts are yet to be confirmed.

Speeches from Nigel Farage and other politicians are also still expected to go ahead at the 15,000 seat Birmingham Genting Arena.

An innovative and creative move from the organisers will see them try to invite Eurovision bands who receive nil points in the most recent competition, in a bid to boost the concert’s appeal.


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