Two Door Cinema Club cancel Latitude headline slot

Band were scheduled to perform at Suffolk event on Friday night (July 18)

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Two Door Cinema Club have pulled out of their headline slot at this years Latitude Festival due to illness.

Lead singer Alex Trimble is unable to perform at the event this coming weekend after being hospitalised with a stomach complaint. The band were due to top the bill on the Friday night of the festival, which takes place this weekend (July 18-20). The band have also cancelled a warm-up gig in Bournemouth on Thursday (July 17).

A statement issued by the band reads: "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."

Fellow headliners The Black Keys and Damon Albarn will perform on Saturday and Sunday night of Suffolk the festival as planned. A replacement for Two Door Cinema Club is yet to be confirmed.

Other acts on the Latitude bill include Editors, James, Crystal Fighters, Kelis, The Afghan Whigs, Tinariwen, Mogwai, Lykke Li, The War On Drugs, Slowdive, Temples, Parquet Courts, George Ezra, Conor Oberst and Tom Vek.

Latitude 2014 will take place from July 17-20 at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk.

For more information, visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk

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