Grime star Wiley will be at Cumbria's CockRock music festival
Last updated at 10:53, Saturday, 20 July 2013
Grime star Wiley will perform at a Cumbrian music festival tonight - despite criticising the county online.
The ‘Wearing My Rolex’ singer hit out at his agent on Twitter after he said he was playing the Lovebox festival in London before heading to Cumbria where he is headlining the CockRock festival, in Cockermouth. He also threatened not to appear at the event.
His comments drew an angry response with a number of four-letter insults being hurled at the London-based musician.
But this morning (Saturday), he tweeted to say that he was in Cumbria and would be taking to the stage.
In one message he said: "Right ...later tonight we perform in Cumbria then on to north Wales for 2mora" and in another adds: "Stage time tonight in Cumbria is 10 pm no Soundcheck ....see ya later people and do not throw **** at me cos I will throw it back lol."
I am here in Cumbria now so all is good ..10 pm see ya then ....lets not talk about this anymore lets move on ...— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 20, 2013
He also joked that he would 'fight back' if anything was thrown at him.
Whatever u throw at me I will throw it back quickly .....— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 20, 2013
Infact who ever throws anything at me I am sueing them and their family ....— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 20, 2013
Lol sue some country folk .....— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 20, 2013
Wiley - who has almost 350,000 followers on the social media site - had yesterday (Friday) claimed in a series of messages he would not be performing at the festival.
My agent knows that there Are cool places to play and other places are just not worth the hassle .....— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 19, 2013
Just the name of that festival in Cumbria makes me not wanna go...— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 19, 2013
But in all honesty I'm just gonna do lovebox and Sunday one ...and kick out .— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 19, 2013
I am talentless ......and I accept that now go away ....cos I am not gonna be in Cumbria anytime soon ....— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) July 19, 2013
CockRock organisers said yesterday (Friday) that they were monitoring the situation and hopeful Wiley would come to the festival.
It is not the first time Wiley has courted controversy. He stormed out of Glastonbury earlier this summer in a foul-mouthed rant aimed at the event and the organisers.
Other acts due to appear at Cockrock include The Cribs, Reverend and the Makers and Kids in Glass Houses.
First published at 17:20, Friday, 19 July 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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