Two Door Cinema Club forced to cancel headline slot at Latitude Festival, Lily Allen steps in...
Two Door Cinema Club have been forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's Latitude Festival after singer Alex Trimble became ill, they have been replaced as headliners by Lily Allen.
The Northern Irish trio, who were due to make their first appearance as headliners of a major festival this weekend, have had to cancel the show, along with their gig at Bournemouth's O2 Academy tomorrow (July 17th).
The band said in a statement: "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, who released her new album Sheezus, earlier this year, will now take the band's slot and will headline the festival's opening night on Friday (July 18th), she said: ""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."
Organisers have also promised that the festival's first day will feature a "surprise guest performance."