backstage at the event, claiming she had left them in the lurch. Its press director Yves Collin said: We had already printed up all of the flyers with her name on them. Many fans who had already bought tickets were livid when they found out she was not appearing. A lot of people asked for refunds, which we couldnt do as the festival is for charity. M. Collin added: She had already been paid a deposit to appear but did repay it back. Lily definitely did cancel one gig at the weekend -- the Benicassim festival in Spain -- although she was reportedly suffering from gastroenteritis. Her spokesperson wrote on her MySpace page over the weekend: Lily has been diagnosed today as having gastroenteritis by her doctor and has been told she is not fit to fly to Spain. She is very sorry to let fans down and hopes to be back to full strength as soon as possible. But M. Collin was adamant that she was due to perform in Brittany, adding: Lilys French tour manager emailed us and said she was unable to play the gig for personal reasons, but did not even say what the reasons were. Lilys spokesman today denied the festival was ever in her tour diary and said she was never due to play there. P ERHAPS it was a case of things being lost in translation over the Channel, but French fans attending their countrys biggest music festival were expecting Lily Allen to turn up last night. She was all over posters for Les Vieilles Charrues festival in Brittany -- and was still on its official website this morning -- despite the fact that she had apparently Confusion: while Lily Allens people say she wasnt booked for the French festival, posters bear her name Who we saw doing what with who last night... LONDONeye 10 Monday, 20 July 2009 London Lite A Lil mystery of the festival gig that never wasSpokesman:shewasneverduetoperform Subject to terms and conditions which can be found at By Alistair Foster (, Lucretia Munro (lucretia.munro Stevesbound forUStelevision Hollywoodgoes inBootsandall STEVE JONES is off to try his luck in America. The 32-year-old hunk, right, told us at T4 On The Beach in Weston-super- Mare yesterday: I am currently in talks with the American TV network ABC but things are only in the planning stage at the minute. It will be my own show, which may last for about six weeks. LITTLE BOOTS has revealed that she has been approached to work in Tinseltown. Speaking at the T4 festival yesterday, she said: Im so excited. Ive been asked to go to Hollywood and write a song for the soundtrack of a film. But Im not allowed to say any more, my lips are sealed. Aww, go on, tell us... BETH DITTOS band The Gossip were flown in and out of T4 On The Beach by helicopter. Were guessing it was one of those twin-rotor Chinooks -- yknow, for all their equipment. The band needed the chopper so they could play the Latitude festival as well. never confirmed to appear there. She features in the festivals official YouTube video, and even Eurostar was using her alleged appearance to plug their cross-Channel journeys. Yet Lilys people in London were scratching their heads today, as they reckon she was never supposed to be playing the festival in the first place. Les Vieilles Charrues organisers were seething index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html