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Lily Allen takes Two Door Cinema Club’s Latitude headline slot

By | Published on Thursday 17 July 2014

Lily Allen

Despite her comeback having been “officially” declared a disaster by The Sun yesterday, the Latitude festival has gone ahead and secured Lily Allen as a replacement for first night headliners Two Door Cinema Club. The group were forced to pull out of the event after frontman Alex Trimble was hospitalised with a “chronic stomach complaint”.

In a statement, TDCC said: “It is with a heavy heart that we are going to need to cancel our upcoming shows at Latitude and Bournemouth Academy. Alex collapsed at Seattle airport on the way to London and has been hospitalised with a chronic stomach complaint. We are devastated to have to cancel shows that we were so looking forward to. We can only apologise and hope for your understanding at this time”.

Allen added: “So sorry to hear about Alex from Two Door Cinema Club. However I am more than happy to step in. I’ve never been to Latitude but I hear it’s fabulous and I can’t wait to get my heels on for some serious dancing action on Friday evening – so, so excited”.

The festival’s other two headliners, Damon Albarn and The Black Keys, will perform as planned.