September 21 2014 Latest news:
Andrew Fitchett, Reporter
Friday, July 18, 2014
Headliner Lily Allen stunned unsuspecting fans at Latitude by performing a secret impromptu waterside gig - before making her getaway in a gondola.
The singer surprised festival-goers on the Waterfront Stage at around 6pm when she strolled on with an entourage that included Dad, Keith, and children Ethel and Marnie Rose.
She then carried out a run through of recent track, As Long As I Got You, for Andrew Marr’s Sunday show.
Crowds grew at the tiny stage as word of the secret show spread around the site, with the area packed ten minutes later.
She told the crowd it was “wicked” to be headlining the festival, and gave Ethel a go at testing the microphone.
She left to rapturous applause, exiting at the rear of the stage straight on to a gondola which whisked her away to the opposite shore.
She headlines the Obelisk Arena tonight.