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Florence + The Machine and The National confirmed for British Summer Time 2019 in Hyde Park

Florence + The Machine and The National have been confirmed for a huge London show as part of British Summer Time 2019. The Big Read: The National – ‘Sex, death and losing. What else is there?’ Playing in support of her 2018 album 'High As Hope', Welch will be topping the bill at the Hyde Park Festival on Saturday July 13,...

Florence + The Machine to headline Boardmasters 2019 – Giggs, Franz Ferdinand, Jorja Smith also on line up

Florence + The Machine will top the bill at next year's Boardmasters festival. The music and surfing festival in Cornwall will also see performances by Giggs, Franz Ferdinand, Dizzee Rascal, Jorja Smith, Wilkinson b2b Sub Focus, DJ EZ, IDLES, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Murray and Lady Leshurr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rn406-X0Ac&feature=youtu.be Boardmasters 2019 runs from Wednesday 7-Sunday 11 August. Tickets are available via...

Sziget 2019 announces massive set of headliners

Sziget have announced more headliners for their 2019 festival, with the likes of Foo Fighters, Florence and the Machine and Twenty One Pilots all set to top the bill next year. The expansive Budapest, Hungary-held festival will take place from August 7-13 next year. Sheeran was the first act to be announced as a headliner back in September. Sziget has today (November...

Florence + The Machine bring ‘High As Hope’ to The O2 and dedicate a song to Patti Smith

Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine performs at The O2 Arena on November 22
Florence and the Machine dedicated a song to Patti Smith last night at London's O2 Arena. Performing their second night at the venue, the band's frontwoman Florence Welch revealed that the track 'Patricia' was written for the American singer-songwriter who was watching in the crowd. Read more: All the big talking points from Florence and the Machine’s latest album "This song...

Florence + The Machine embrace minimalism at magical UK tour opener

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Florence + The Machine's return to the stage this summer was a somewhat low-key affair. A half-hour away from tonight's setting of Leeds Arena, the Londoners entered their 'High As Hope' era with an intimate, sweltering show at Halifax's Victoria Theatre. Stripped of their trademark bombast on new songs, the rejigged yet well-oiled machine offered a glimpse of what was...

Florence Welch opens up on writing about her battle with an eating disorder

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Florence Welch has spoken about the challenge of writing about her battle with an eating disorder on the recent Florence and the Machine album 'High as Hope'. Welch addressed the condition on the record's second single 'Hunger', where she sings: "At 17, I started to starve myself / I thought that love was a kind of emptiness / And at least...

Wolf Alice win the 2018 Mercury Music Prize

Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Mercury Music Prize for their second album, 2017's 'Visions Of A Life'. The most coveted prize in music was awarded to Wolf Alice in a ceremony at the Eventim Apollo at Hammersmith tonight (Thursday September 20). Read More:Here’s who’ll be playing at and hosting the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize ceremony Receiving the award, singer and...

Listen to Florence & The Machine cover Tori Amos for new live session

Florence & The Machine has released a new Spotify session that sees her taking on the music of Tori Amos. The singer, who released fourth album ‘High as Hope’ earlier this year, has covered Amos’ Cornflake Girl - and it features in a new Spotify Singles session. The recording, which you can listen to below, also features a stripped back version...

Florence Welch details “trance state” she enters into in order to perform

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Florence Welch has opened up about the "trance state" she enters into in order to perform on stage with Florence and the Machine. The musician is currently on tour in North America with the band, who released their fourth studio album 'High As Hope' earlier this year, with the jaunt visiting Seattle tonight (September 10). Speaking to Rolling Stone, Welch revealed that...

Florence Welch looked like she had a really great time watching Arctic Monkeys this weekend

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Florence Welch has shared videos of her having a great time during Arctic Monkeys' Osheaga Festival set on Saturday night (August 4). The musician performed at the Montreal festival the next day (August 5) with her band Florence + The Machine, but got in the spirit of the festival early and headed side of stage to watch the Sheffield...