Teenager dies at Latitude Festival in Suffolk

A teenager has died after becoming ill at the Latitude Festival at Henham Park near Southwold in Suffolk.

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Suffolk: Death of Latitude teenager not suspicious

The 17-year-old fell ill at the Latitude festival. Credit: PA

A teenager who fell ill after the Latitude festival in Suffolk at the weekend may have died from blood poisoning, according to organisers.

The 17-year-old boy passed away after being airlifted to hospital from the site at Henham Park.

A spokesperson for the festival said the teenager died of an "isolated medical condition", possibly blood poisoning.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Teenager dies after Latitude festival

A teenager has died after becoming ill at Latitude this weekend.

The man, who was in his late teens, had to be air lifted to hospital from the festival site at Henham Park near Southwold at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

Organisers confirmed he had died in the early hours of this morning due to an "isolated medical condition".

It happened as more than 35,000 people attended each of the festival's three sold-out days.


Teenager fighting for his life after becoming ill at Latitude

A teenager is in a fighting for his life in hospital this morning after becoming ill at Latitude this weekend.

He had to be air lifted to hospital from the festival site at Henham Park, near Southwold, at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for the East Anglia Air Ambulance said he had become "acutely unwell and was treated on the scene by EAAA medics".

The man, who is in his late teens, arrived at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital just after 5pm.

Thousands brave heat and threat of storms for Latitude Festival

Thousands of people have been descending on Henham Park near Southwold in Suffolk for the Latitude Festival.

The event, in its ninth year, kicks off tonight with headliner, Lily Allen. The singer stepped in at the last minute to cover sickness.

The weekend is a mixed bag of arts, comedy, music and according to the forecast, weather too.

Latitude attracts some big names - this year they've got Chrissie Hynde, Alison Moyet and locals like Emma Freud and her partner, Richard Curtis.

"We have dance, we have West End shows on the Waterfront stage, we have a huge kids' area which is a festival within a festival really. There's something for everyone. Kids come, babies come, even my granny is here. So everyone turns up"

– Jennifer Roberts, Latitude

Click below to watch a report from Latitude by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

Lily Allen steps in as last-minute Latitude headliner

Lily Allen is to headline at Latitude Festival. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Pop star Lily Allen will headline the opening night of the Latitude Festival in Suffolk after indie band Two Door Cinema Club pulled out of the event.

The decision comes after the band's singer, Alex Trimble, announced he was too ill to perform at the Henham Park arts and music festival.

Allen, whose latest album is entitled Sheezus, stepped in at the last minute to fill the slow.

The outspoken star sent her best wishes to the performer and said she was looking forward to taking to the stage at Henham Park.

She said: "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."

– Lily Allen.

Two Door Cinema Club issued a statement, saying: "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."

Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic which runs the event, said he was sad that Two Door Cinema Club had been forced to cancel their performance "under advice of doctors".

He added: "We wish Alex all the best and a speedy recovery.

"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."

Two Door Cinema Club has had to pull out of Latitude Festival due to an illness. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images


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