Ahead of gates opening tomorrow for this year’s Latitude Festival, organisers have announced the withdrawal of Friday’s headline act Two Door Cinema Club. The band have announced they are no longer able to performing at this year’s festival due to singer Alex Trimble being taken ill.
In a statement the band 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. Love TDCC x.”
To fill the headline slot, Latitude organisers have secured Lilly Allen to perform. Festival organiser Melvin Benn 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 spectacular.”
Lily Allen is looking forward to her Latitude debut. “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”
Gates open to Latitude on Thursday afternoon and the festival runs until Sunday. The Public Reviews will be onsite throughout the festival bringing you live coverage.