Lily Allen's green exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2008

Lily Allen

Lily Allen pulling out of year's Isle of Wight festival has made the event greener.

Organisers of the July music extravaganza revealed they have donated her appearance fee to various environmental projects.

The sum has been spent on a tree repopulation programme, research into bee habitats, and a scheme to increase local business partnerships to cut down on travel.

Promoters admit the festival will still have a negative impact on the environment, but the new measures will help with ongoing improvement.

Lily withdrew from the UK event in March, with organiser John Giddings saying: "I think the poor girl has got a few problems. Unfortunately England, although it produces good girl singer/songwriters, they don't seem to be capable of running the course.

"I find it very disappointing. These artists don't seem to have a responsibility to their audience."

This year's headliners at the festival, which will be held from June 13-15, are The Police, Kaiser Chiefs and Sex Pistols.

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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.

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