Leave.EU says eurosceptic celebrity rally Bpoplive will still go ahead, despite celebrities pulling out of the event in March
Last month, eurosceptics were left dismayed when high-profile celebrities started pulling out of a politically-charged concert set up by Leave.EU after they found out who would be paying them.
But worry no more, Leave.EU tells The Capitalist that the show must go on.
"Have you seen the cancellation fee for the venue?" Brian Monteith, one of the people behind upcoming film Brexit: The Movie, told us when we asked what had happened to the concert at Birmingham's Genting Arena.
Monteith tells us that – in hindsight – Bpoplive, which made headlines back in March after artists like Sigma and Ella Eyre pulled out of the event after being told it was an anti-EU rally, didn't really go to plan.
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According to an early press release announcing the event, Bpoplive, which was set to take place this Sunday, would feature "some of Britain’s hottest artists as well as speeches from leading personalities and politicians who support leaving the EU".
Monteith told The Capitalist: "the original idea was to have a pop concert aimed at encouraging young people to register to vote irrespective of them being for leaving or remaining in the EU. It was part of our 'positive approach' but aggressive attention from some media with an agenda to create a disaster story led to a number of our acts cancelling so we had to rethink the idea."
The event, which will now take place in June, will have a much sharper focus.
"Instead we are now going for a full-on festival of British entertainment with some modern and historical musical acts peppered with speeches from political campaigners and appearances from some kenspeckled faces."
Monteith won't tell us any more, but reckons it will "turn quite a few heads with the people that would be willing to say this is a once in a generation chance to take back control of our destiny."