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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Grime star Wiley will be at Cumbria's CockRock music festival

Grime star Wiley will perform at a Cumbrian music festival tonight - despite criticising the county online.

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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."

He also joked that he would 'fight back' if anything was thrown at him.

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.

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.

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