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Lily Allen confirms that she will play Glastonbury 2014

Published 19/11/2013|12:31

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Lily Allen's cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know sold 12,000 fewer copies than Martin Garrix's debut single Animals
Lily Allen

Lily Allen has confirmed that she will be performing on the Sunday night of Glastonbury Festival 2014.

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The last two weeks have marked Allen's comeback to the music industry after quitting in 2009, the year of her last Glastonbury appearance, to have children.

Allen is the first artist to confirm her attendance at next year's festival, which will run from Wednesday June 25 to June 29 in Somerset.

Allen sang the soundtrack to the John Lewis advert, a cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, and shortly after its release brought out her comeback single, Hard Out Here, a single with lyrics and a video which intend to mock and expose the music industry's attitude towards women. The song was apparently influenced by a trip Allen paid to a plastic surgeon.

However, Allen's venture after she left the industry, a clothing line called Lucy In Disguise that was founded in 2010, has been forced into liquidation, it was announced last night.

The daughter of Keith Allen and Alison Owen, Allen regularly attended Glastonbury as a child with celebrities including Joe Strummer. Her first appearance at the festival was in 2007, when she stepped in at the last moment for MIA, who had cancelled, on the Park Stage. She then appeared for the next two years, once alongside Mark Ronson in 2008.

The 28-year-old singer announced the news on Radio One on Tuesday morning, when she told breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw: "I'm playing Glastonbury on Sunday night. It's official, it's my second home".

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