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Sziget 2019: Florence + The Machine dedicate ‘You Got The Love’ to Hungary’s LGBTQ community in utterly joyful headline set

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At the end of a blistering, 36-degree day at Budapest’s Sziget festival, Florence + The Machine floated in like a summer breeze to perform a breathtaking headliner to close the sixth and penultimate day. It’s just over 10 years since the band released debut album ‘Lungs’, and it’s fair to say that, in that time, Florence Welch has comfortably assumed...

Watch Florence + The Machine help fan propose to girlfriend on stage in Edinburgh

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Florence + The Machine singer Florence Welch turned matchmaker at a recent gig in Edinburgh when she invited a couple onstage for a surprise marriage proposal. During Edinburgh Summer Sessions in support of 2018 album 'High As Hope', the singer stopped the show to bring two women up onstage, in a clip you can watch below. "Would you tell me both...

Coach company confirms full refunds for Boardmasters travellers

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Coach operators Big Green Coach have confirmed that customers planning to travel with them to the ill-fated Boardmasters festival will be fully refunded. The festival, set to take place in Cornwall this weekend, was officially cancelled on Tuesday (August 6) after repeated warnings of "severe weather conditions". Read more: Boardmasters 2019 offers up ticket refund information after it was abruptly cancelled...

Florence + the Machine banish phones and create a choir of thousands at Electric Castle headline show

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Florence + the Machine are now a safe pair of hands when it comes to headlining festivals. You know it will be a killer show, with a tremendously slick band. You know you’ll hear tons of the hits, and that it’ll be perfect for a sing-a-long with your pals. And you know that Florence Welch’s distinctive, soaring vocals will...

A sunny Saturday with Florence + The Machine, The National and more at Hyde Park – in pictures

This Saturday, Florence + The Machine and The National headlined the final Saturday of 2019's BST Hyde Park series. Between hailing the festival's 70% female line-up and asking us to put our phones in our pockets for 'Dog Days Are Over', Florence crowned the 'High As Hope' era with a bewitching set that saw her bring out old rarities...

Florence + The Machine celebrate a decade as a band at emotional BST Hyde Park show

Florence + The Machine at BST Hyde Park 2019
Florence Welch fell in love with London again on her latest album, last year’s ‘High As Hope’. Crafting the beginnings of the record in her house in Peckham, and cycling every day to the South London creative hotspot Bussey Building, it’s a record explicitly informed by her hometown. As the tour for the album draws to a close, this...

“Welcome to the matriarchy, it’s fun!” Florence + The Machine hails female line-up as she headlines BST Hyde Park

Florence + The Machine at BST Hyde Park 2019
Florence + The Machine headlined London’s BST Hyde Park tonight (July 13) and during the set Florence Welch took time to praise the 70 percent female line-up for the day. Speaking before she played ‘Patricia’, an ode to Patti Smith taken from last year’s ‘High As Hope’ LP, Florence declared her delight at the gender split on the day’s bill. ...

Nadine Shah, Self Esteem, Cherry Glazerr and more to support Florence + The Machine and The National at BST Hyde Park this weekend

Nadine Shah, Self Esteem, Cherry Glazerr are among the names set to support Florence + The Machine and The National at their co-headline gig at London's BST Hyde Park this weekend. The bands will head to the capital this Saturday, July 13, and are also joined by the likes of Lykke Li, Blood Orange and Let's Eat Grandma. Read more: The...

The must-see moments of Florence + The Machine and The National at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

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Florence + The Machine take to the stage in London this Saturday for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, topping the multi-day event for the second time in their career. Due to celebrate 10 years in the biz, Florence Welch has also handpicked a stellar bill of support acts – made up of personal faves of the moment with a...

Florence + The Machine share two previously unheard songs as they announce ‘Lungs’ 10th anniversary boxset

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Florence + The Machine have shared two previously unheard tracks while announcing a 10th anniversary boxset of their debut album, 'Lungs'. Read More: Florence + The Machine – ‘High As Hope’ review The South London outfit, which is fronted by Florence Welch, released their first LP on this day (July 3) back in 2009. It landed at Number 26 in...