Festivals Lily Allen announced for Port Eliot Festival

Lily Allen announced for Port Eliot Festival

The event takes place in July.

Lily Allen has been added to this year’s Port Eliot festival.

Her appearance - both in conversation with writer Sophie Heawood and with a DJ set - is a return to her roots for Lily, who revealed in the past she was conceived at the festival’s predecessor, the Elephant Fayre.

“‘My mum and dad told me I was conceived there,” she said. “So I feel like I have a connection to the land! I’m really looking forward to the food. It’s literally impossible to eat badly there.”

Lily released the Mercury-nominated ‘No Shame’, her fourth studio album, in June last year, followed by memoir My Thoughts Exactly in September.

Music over the weekend - 25th - 28th July - will come from acts including Charlotte Church’s Pop Dungeon, Aldous Harding, The Orielles and Pip Blom, while comedians Shappi Khorsandi, Katy Brand and Robin Ince will appear, as well as photographer Martin Parr, journalist and broadcaster Emily Maitlis, and fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.

Port Eliot takes place at St Germans in Cornwall.

Tickets are on sale now.

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