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The most colourful event on Ireland's festival calender has just released even more acts for their stellar line-up, as well as the day by day breakdown and day ticket sales.

Love Sensation is being organised by the team who gifted us with Mother and Pride Block Party, purely to create a music festival for the LGBTQ+ community and their many rainbow-themed allies.

Even more hype was generated after some incredible headliners were announced, and artists like Lily Allen, Gossip, Clean Bandit, MØ, Daithí, Naomi Smalls, Kelis and Pillow Queens will be taking to the stage. 


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Love Sensation have now announced even more acts, and we're overwhelmed by the sheer talent.

With Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss hosting, it's set to be a glittery, energetic extravaganza. Drag is an important aspect of Love Sensation's atmosphere, which prides itself on fun and inclusion.

Names like Le Galaxie, Jenny Greene, Sink the Pink DJs, Shirley Temple Bar, Sing Along Social, Drag Aerobics, Miss Kate, Regina George, Paul Ryder and Phil T Gorgeous have been added to the musical ballot.

Love Sensation will take place at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the weekend of August 17 and 18. It's the premier event in music for the queer community, so we're not surprised that they've secured such legendary artists to support them.

Summer has never seen such colour, we cannot WAIT for all the Drag Race alumni to blaze a trail on the Irish queer festival stage.

Day tickets are priced at €65.70 (including booking fee) are currently on sale online, as of Wednesday, May 22 at 9am. 

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Lily Allen is a single lady.

The singer made the revelation on Elizabeth Day’s How To Fail podcast.

In fact, Lily and Meridian Dan called time on their three year relationship in December.


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The split marked a new beginning for Lily as it has been years since she has had to go it solo. 

“I’m single, for the first time since I was about 15. We’ve been broken up for about three weeks," Lily revealed.

“It’s just been bad news after bad news after bad news and I think that fact that I haven’t called him and been like, ‘Hey, wanna come around for a cuddle?’ means that it’s big for me, because ordinarily, when things get difficult, I do need to have somebody around to share those problems.”

“So the fact that I’m dealing with it all on my own, I’m growing up,” she added.


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Meanwhile, her ex, grime artist Meridian Dan took to Instagram to confess that 2018 hasn't been his finest year.

Underneath a picture of him chilled on a sofa, he wrote: “Like many 2018 wasn’t my best one but towards the end of it I stopped trying and started sowing a few seeds that are going to come to life later this year."

We wish them both well for the coming year.


A number of celerities including Kate Nash and Courteney Cox have come out to publicly support the Yes side of the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution.

Last night, two more fierce, feminist singers put their names to the debate. 

 Lily Allen took to Twitter to post a simple #repelathe8th hastag to her post. 

There was some confusion in the comments section, with some members of her international following being confused by the statement.  

'What does that men then,' wrote one, before being infomred about Ireland's abortion laws, which have been described by many the publication as some of the most restrictive in the world. 


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Platinum superstar P!nk also shared her support, uploading a snap of a Vote Yes badge to her 4.4m Instagram followers. 

'IRELAND: #repealthe8th #togetherforyes,' she penned in the caption. 

From the pro-choice women of Ireland, thanks gals. 


Twitter users have accused Lily Allen of 'glamorising' drug use after she posted a photo of herself being carried away from an award ceremony after accidently taking ketamine. 

The singer shared the pictures, which were taken at the 2008 Glamour Awards, in response to a follower who asked her to give "the best reason you've kicked out of an event, building or group."

"Someone gave me a line of what I assumed to be cocaine at the Glamour awards once, but it turned out to be Ketamine. I was thrown out (passed over some railings) of the Glamour awards for being in a k hole," she wrote. 

She went on to explain how the security guards removed her from the venue put her into a taxi.

Unable to direct the driver, Lily's assistant instructed her brother Alfie Allen and chat show host Alan Carr to follow in the car behind. 

When asked if he remembered the night in question, Alan Carr was able to pick up where Lily left off. 

Many Twitter users were quick to criticise the photos, with many suggesting that Lily's experience was nothing to be proud of. 

However, others offered their support for the star who has openenly stuggled with drug and alcohol abuse in the past.


Piers Morgan has accused Lily Allen of harassing him during a heated exchange about mental health.

In a series of tweets posted today, the pair argued over Piers' claim that actress Denise Welch has only accused him of not taking mental health seriously because she knew it would get her “in the papers.”

Her comments come after the Good Morning Britain presenter was criticised for his response to the news that Will Young had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, when he said that the singer actually had a case of “WNTS – Whiny Needy Twerp Syndrome.”

“What he did by that statement was… you’ve got somebody who is just about to be prepared to talk about their condition because they’ve kept it a secret,” Denise said.

“What he did in that one tweet was he closed them down and said, ’Don’t do it, because we are going to take the f*cking piss out of you’. He shut all those people down who don’t have a voice.”

Lily was quick to defend the actress, tweeting: “Lol, that you think you’re so press worthy. I can think of a billion other ways @RealDeniseWelch could drum up some interest if she was that way inclined. Her incredibly successful son being one of them…”

However, things took a turn, when Piers replied with a picture of the singer appearing to touch his crotch, along with the caption, “I preferred you when you just harassed me in the flesh.”

Lily has yet to reply to the comment. 


Lily Allen will reflect on her life both in and out of the public eye in a tell-all memoir due for release next year.

Always one to wear her heart on her sleeve, the British singer has previously opened up about her struggles with drug abuse, body image, and how she managed to cope after suffering two tragic miscarriages.

According to reports, the 32-year-old has signed a deal to publish her yet-to-be-titled autobiography with Bonnier Publishing imprint Blink.

Touching on everything from her rebellious youth to eating disorders and separation, Lily has warned that the book "might be uncomfortable and shocking and brutal" in parts.


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“There will be good stuff in there too; happy times. I will try and make it funny. I know it’s about me but I hope that a lot of it will ring true with anyone who reads it. It won’t be written with shame. It will be true,” she said in a statement.

Blink managing director Ben Dunn adds: “A book like this doesn't come along very often. We were completely blown away by the proposal and sample material. It will not only appeal to her generation and fans of her music, but speaks to a wider polemic about the issues society faces today.”

Fans of the songstress have taken to Twitter to express their excitement: 

We can't wait to give this a read.


If anyone has had a crash course in the downsides of fame, it's X Factor contestant Honey G.

In the spotlight only mere months, the aspiring rapper has had to deal with her fair share of criticism, and it looks like it's only served to make her more determined to smash it in the charts.

Countless viewers have been vocal in their disbelief over Honey G's progress in the ITV show, and now heavy-hitters in the music industry have added to the backlash against her.

When asked her opinion of the contestant, Lily Allen responded: "I find it offensive. So wrong on so many levels, I can’t even start to talk about it.”

Similarly, rapper Professor Green was far from impressed with her performances thus far, saying: "I just don’t think she’s a very credible representation."

Hitting back at the criticism, Honey G reminded her haters that she has an extensive background in music and has the support of two major global stars.

"Lily Allen said she finds it offensive but she needs to get her facts right. Professor Green said I’m taking the mickey out of rap music," Honey G confirmed.

"My mum is a pianist and I’ve followed in her footsteps. Her music is classical and mine is rap. I come from a musical background. People haven’t done their homework on me." she insisted.

Suggesting Professor Green might need a big ol' serving of humble pie, she added: "But then Snoop Dogg has talked about doing a record with me and 50 Cent has backed me."

Hmm, we wonder what they'll make of that…



When Lily Allen reportedly collapsed at the Notting Hill Carnival last weekend, media outlets had a field day speculating about the drinking habits of the mother-of-two.

And it looks like the Hard Out Here singer is determined to set the record straight.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, Lily shared an email which focussed on her wellbeing and conduct during the annual event in London.

"As discussed I've just been asked to run past you a story The Sun is planning on running tomorrow," it began.

"Based around fears for Lily's health as she's pictured drinking/ smoking suspicious cigarettes/ vomiting before passing out on a stage at the Notting Hill Carnival yesterday,, and having to be carried off seemingly unconscious over Dan/ boyfriend's shoulders."

Responding to the speculation, Lily tweeted: "Truth is I'm just a lightweight, I had 2 cans of Strongbow on an empty stomach."

Assuring her fans that the incident involved nothing more sinister than that, she added: "I'm here now and I'm absolutely fine."

The response Lily's explanation has received has been mixed, with some followers offering support and others using the opportunity to slam the star.

"There really are so many worse things in the world than a drunk celeb! You're human. We've all been there," wrote one while another remarked: "Great example for youngsters…a classy mum…"

Can't see Lily taking that one lying down.




The whole world is paying tribute to the magic that was Prince. 

And since Rita Ora had some fond memories of recording a song with the musician, she took to social media to write about him:

But a few minutes later, Lily Allen decided to butt in with a really insensitive tweet: 

Yep, "pics or it never happened."

Obviously, fans from all around the world blasted the singer for her comment, so Lily tried to clear everything up.

She said: "I didn't mean that in a mean way. I'm just jealous you were so close to my idol."

But fans still weren't happy and shamed her. One Twitter user said, "If he was your idol then you would know that Rita had a song with him on his last album."

We have to agree, we think Lily was way out of line there. 



The family of Alex Gray, the man charged with stalking popstar Lily Allen, have appeared on Good Morning Britain and offered their sympathy and apologies to the Not Fair singer.

Michelle Gray, Alex's mum, insisted she had no idea her son's mental health issues had escalated so dramatically, and explained that she was unaware he had had any contact with the famous mum-of-two.

"It's surreal and it doesn't feel like she's talking about my son until she mentions his name, just surreal," she told the show's hosts. "We had no idea he'd been stalking Lily Allen and putting her through these years of torture."

"We knew he had a fixation of her, but not that he'd been anywhere near her," she added when opening up about her 31-year-old son.

Alex, who reportedly tormented Lily for years before eventually breaking into her home, is currently in jail awaiting sentencing for burglary and harassment

Fearing for her brother's future, Alex's sister explained that her sibling will only get worse if his diagnosis does not receive the treatment it needs.

"He's not gonna get any help, he's just gonna get worse," she said before adding: "We're sorry it got this far, he should never had, it's horrendous what her and her family have gone through and we feel so horrible for it."

Lily has said she felt let down by the police during her ordeal.


As claims her marriage is on the rocks, and even further claims that she's secretly seeing grime artist, MC Meridian Dan, Lily Allen has launched an attack at the BRIT awards for not nominating any grime or rap artists.

She slammed "music industry figures" for not paying attention to un-signed artists and said that people who "work at major labels" are focusing on the wrong thing.

The singer wrote on her Facebook page a lengthy rant about her feelings, and let's just say, she didn't hold back. 

"The voting academy consists of 1000 music industry figures', and here lies the problem, music industry figures don't necessarily care about music, they mostly care about themselves, they vote tactically for their labels artists to win or so that their competitors at other labels DON'T," she began.

"Skepta JME and Stormzy are all unsigned artists, who would gain from them winning anything? In fact them being nominated or even winning poses a direct threat to 'music industry figures'.

"Imagine if Skepta or Stormzy won , who would they thank in their speeches, who's ego would get massaged?"

"The artist could benefit immensely that's for sure this is an an example music industry figures throwing artists under the bus for personal gain and it's not a culture , it's a religion."

We can see another nominations controversy starting.


Lily Allen is not a happy woman this morning.

After blasting reports last month that her marriage was failing and she had turned to a dating site to meet someone new, the singer is now rubbishing yet more rumours about her personal life.

Mum of two Lily took to Twitter just now to blast reports her life was spiralling out of control and that her upcoming album had been placed on hold.

"I'm not entertaining the absolute rubbish the papers are smearing me with. Rest assured, I am fine, very in control of my life," she wrote to her 5.35m followers.

"The harder you push me the more determined I am to prove you wrong."

Several reports this morning suggested Lily had been dropped by music managers Scott Rodger and Henry Village after just one year of working together.

According to one source, the management team felt Lily's attitude was too negative and her music wasn't performing as they had hoped.

Although Scott and Henry have not addressed the issue on social media themselves, Lily was keen to emphasise that things were still going smoothly. Using a microphone emoji, she indicated that new music was still "on the way."

Lily bowed out of the music industry in 2010 after the release of her second album, It's Not Me, It's You. Her comeback album, 2014's Sheezus, received mixed reviews, but the singer seems keen to try again with another new record.

Speaking about her decision to re-enter the spotlight after a long hiatus, Lily said it felt natural.

"'I wasn’t good at staying at home all day, it didn’t suit me," she told Glamour magazine last year.

"I’m creative, it’s just who I am… I missed the positive feedback about my music from my fans."