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Band cover festive classic as part of Fearne Cotton's Live Lounge

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The xx have recorded a cover of Wham's 'Last Christmas'.

The version of the festive classic was recorded as part of the band's appearance on Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 show this morning (December 17). The original version is given a minimal reworking by band members Oliver Sim, Romy Madley-Croft and Jamie Smith. You can hear the cover by scrolling down the page.

The xx have today been confirmed to headline an Eden Session on Tuesday July 2, 2013. They follow comedian Eddie Izzard, who plays on June 3, as the first acts aimed for next summer’s Eden Project line-up, with more acts to be announced soon. Tickets to The xx Eden Session cost £35 plus £5 booking fee and go on general sale at 5pm on January 3.

The xx also recently confirmed details of three huge open air shows for Summer 2013. The three full-day shows are set to take place in a series of unusual locations in May and June 2013. Venues include a waterfront park in Portugal, an abandoned Berlin theme park and a London palace. The xx will headline each night, but the events will begin in the afternoon and feature a full bill of acts.

Speaking to NME about the gigs, Madley-Croft said: "We want it to be a bit different to going to a sponsored, corporate thing, with a bit more attention to detail in the music. We'll be starting at around one and going on until about 11pm, so it's basically a day out. A day out with The xx."

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