British singer Lily Allen performs on the Pyramid Stage, on the first official day of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts in Somerset, southwest England, on June 27, 2014. US metal giants Metallica will play this year's coveted Saturday night headline spot at Britain's Glastonbury festival, organisers announced Thursday. It will be the "Master of Puppets" four-piece's first appearance at the legendary festival, held in south west England, following on from The Rolling Stones' Worthy Farm debut last year. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
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Allen replaces Two Door Cinema Club as Latitude headliner

2014-07-16
lily allenLily Allen will headline Latitude festival this Friday (July 18) after Two Door Cinema Club were forced to pull out of the event. The Hard Out Here singer was announced as a last-minute replacement after the indie band's frontman Alex Trimble collapsed at Seattle airport. "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", the band said in a statement on their website. Allen has since confirmed that that she will fill in for the band on Friday night. "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 29-year-old said, after confirming the news on Twitter. lily allen tweet However, Allen was soon forced to defend herself after receiving abuse on the site, saying that she hopes disappointed festival-goers will still enjoy her set. lily trolled Melvin Benn from Latitude organisers Festival Republic said: "We are honoured that Lily Allen is able to step in at the last minute and would like to thank her for filling the headline slot. After her show-stopping performance at Glastonbury, Lily was a natural choice. The Latitude audience are in for something really special." Following the release of comeback album Sheezus - which topped the UK's Official Albums Chart earlier this year - Allen has performed live sets at festivals including Glastonbury and Radio 1's Big Weekend. The Black Keys and Damon Albarn will headline the other two nights at Latitude, which takes place in Henham Park, Suffolk this weekend (July 17-20). Kelis, Haim, Robyn & Röyksopp and Budapest singer George Ezra are among the other acts set to perform over the weekend. Watch the video for Allen's latest single URL Badman below:

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