The Brit Award-winning singer, Paloma Faith, has asked political and social commentator and writer, Owen Jones, to serve as the support act for her shows in London and Brighton, due to a fear that her fans may be planning to vote UKIP in the general election.
Paloma Faith has previously said that she wouldn’t allow David Cameron to attend her shows and has spoken out about her socialist ideals.
Jones told Times Out: “She got in touch, basically. We went for coffee, and she was really nice. She’s politically engaged, politically interested.
“I guess she has fears about the rise of UKIP, and she’s worried some of her fans are turning to UKIP and she’s kind of interested in the old tradition, that used to be more commonplace in the ’70s and ’80s, of music and politics linking up.
“I’m trying to get across ideas, beliefs and causes that are otherwise ignored, and reach as many people as possible through things like music, comedy and drama.
“I want the audience to leave with more hope than they entered. I want it to be upbeat.”