Lily Allen joined by children's choir at Christmas concert

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 December 2014
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen was joined by a choir of children during her headline sold-out show at O2 Academy Brixton in London yesterday (12.12.14), with the youngsters singing backing vocals to the 29-year-old musician's wintry single 'Somewhere Only We Know'

Lily Allen brought a choir of children on stage for her Christmas show at O2 Academy Brixton in London, last night (12.12.14).

The 29-year-old singer played a sold out performance at the venue and celebrated the final date of her 'Sheezus' tour with Christmas-themed staging and a choir of young children who joined her for an emotional rendition of her 2013 'Somewhere Only We Know' cover, during which fake snow fell from the ceiling.

Speaking of the choir's significance, she told the audience: "Almost 20 years ago I was sitting in my playground at school with my Walkman and I was listening to Oasis and this supply teacher came along and said 'it sounds like you have an alright voice'.

"She gave me singing lessons, and I really probably wouldn't be here without her. She runs a choir now for kids so they're going to join me on stage now."

The festivities didn't stop with her wintry single, as her band were also dressed up as a variety of Christmassy characters including kings, a shepherd, and a hairy elf, and she entered the stage in the manger of a stable for opening track 'Sheezus'.

She told the crowds at the end of the song: "Man, I fell out of my manger then. Little baby Sheezus did fall. It's nice to be here though, you lot."

The singing sensation - who has daughters Ethel, three, and 23-month-old Marnie with husband Sam Cooper - performed hits from all three of her albums and insisted on three costume changes which showed off outfits ranging from a glittering blue frock, through to golden jogging bottoms and a light-up, glow-in-the-dark dress.

Lily Allen's setlist:


Not Fair


As Long As I Got You

Who Do You Love?

Everyone's At It

Close Your Eyes

URL Badman


Life For Me

Miserable Without Your Love

Littlest Things

Somewhere Only We Know

Or Nah (The Weeknd cover)

Hard Out Here



F**k You


The Fear

Who'd Have Known

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 16 Dec

Sold out

Barrowland, Glasgow

Thu 13 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 552 4601

O2 Institute, Birmingham

Fri 14 Dec

Sold out / 0844 844 0444

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