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Bastille (formed 2010)
Bastille is a British rock band famous for their hit single 'Pompeii'.

Formation: Bastille began in London as a solo project of Dan Smith, before turning into a band with Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name comes from Bastille Day, which is celebrated on Smith's birthday. Bastille was signed to Virgin Records in 2010.

Musical career: Bastille's first single was 'Flaws'/'Icarus', independently released through the Young & Lost Club label. In 2011, they released their 'Laura Palmer' EP, the title track of which was re-recorded for 'The Sims 3: Supernatural'. After gaining much recognition, they appeared at UK festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. Their debut single 'Overjoyed' was released in 2012 and was soon followed by their first chart entry 'Bad Blood'; the title track of their 2013 debut album which topped the UK Album Chart. The album was later re-released as 'All This Bad Blood' with additional tracks. In 2012, they toured alongside Emeli Sande and played their first headline tour 'Flaws Tour'. From 2012, they released a series of mixtapes entitled 'Other People's Heartache', as well as another EP entitled 'Haunt'. In 2013, they released the single 'Pompeii'. It went multi-platinum and reached number two in the UK. Other singles included 'Things We Lost in the Fire', 'Of the Night' and 'Oblivion', the latter of which appeared in 'The Vampire Diaries'. They were nominated for four Brit awards in 2014 and won one for British Breakthrough Act. They appeared on the Band Aid 30 rendition of Bob Geldof's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'.



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Performances Day 2 Leeds Festival

Bastille - Performances Day 2 Leeds Festival 2015 at Bramham Park, Leeds Festival - Leeds, United Kingdom - Saturday 29th August 2015

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Reading Festival 2015 - Day 1 - Performances

Bastille - Reading Festival 2015 - Day 1 - Performances at Reading Festival - Reading, United Kingdom - Friday 28th August 2015

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2015 Boardmasters Festival - Day 3

Bastille , Dan Smith - 2015 Boardmasters Festival - Day 3 - Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th August 2015

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Lowlands 2015! We Have Good News And Bad News...


Kendrick Lamar Hot Chip Paolo Nutini Chemical Brothers Interpol Tame Impala Courtney Barnett Passenger Bastille Rudimental Years & Years Mark Ronson Awolnation

The 23rd edition of the Netherlands' Lowlands Festival sees yet another wave of incredible artists hit the bill ahead of the date this summer. Hot Chip and Kendrick Lamar are among the major new additions, with seventeen more acts also announced.

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Following the enormous success of his worldwide number one third album 'To Pimp A Butterfly', Kendrick Lamar is bringing his hip hop talent to the festival circuit with Lowlands just being the latest in a string of gigs this summer; he will also be playing Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Outside Lands and Reading Festival in the UK. Hot Chip will be supporting their own new album, 'Why Make Sense?', which is set to be released on May 15th 2015.

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Universal Music Group's Grammy After Party presented by American Airlines and Citi

Bastille - A host of celebs were snapped as they attended Universal Music Group's Grammy After Party which was presented by American Airlines and Citi. The party was held at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Grammy Newcommers Bastille Preparing For A Surreal Night


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So um, the Grammys are about to get really interesting this year – mostly because there are so many fresh faces on the nominees list. From Bastille to Sam Smith, you could call this the year of the young and angsty up-and-comers.

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The lads of Bastille are staying humble and supporting their fellow artists tonight.

Debutants Bastille, who are nominated in the Best New Artist category, are planning to spend the night ““awkwardly tripping down the red carpet and pulling our shirt collars,” per their interview with MTV. They certainly have a reason to be nervous, as the category also includes some of the biggest successes of 2014 - Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Brandy Clark and Haim.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up Add Further Names To Line-up


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Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend of 28th-30th August 2015 will be hosting one of the UK's biggest music festivals. Across the weekend, bands are being plucked up to offer one of the best line-ups for the festival yet. Mumford And Sons will be headlining alongside Metallica this year, four years after their last performance at the festival. They will be joined by Royal Blood, Bastille, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hannah Wants, Rebel Sound ft. Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, and plenty more yet to be announced.

Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals
Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals

Mumford and Sons are proving to be a great choice for headline act this year. The bands last performance at Reading & Leeds was in 2010, where they played on the NME/ BBC Radio 1 stage. This will be their first live performance in two years, and with their stage upgraded to the Main stage, they are showing themselves to be a very worthy choice for headline act. 

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Bastille - Pompeii (2015 New Year's Rockin' Eve)


'Pompeii', the fourth single from Bastille, was performed live by the band at the 2015 New Year's Rockin' Eve. The single was released on 11th January, 2013. It appeared on Bastille's debut studio album, which was released on 4th March 2013.

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]


Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum hit 'Of The Night' and featured on their debut album re-release 'All This Bad Blood'.

Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire [Live]


Live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta, Bastille perform 'Things We Lost In The Fire', the final single from their debut album 'Bad Blood' before its subsequent extended re-release.

Bastille - Bite Down [Bastille VS. HAIM]


Bastille teams up with sibling pop group Haim for the latest addition to their forthcoming 'VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III)' mixtape. 'Bite Down (VS. HAIM)' follows previous track release 'Torn Apart (VS. Grades)'.

American Music Awards (AMA) 2014

Dan Smith and Bastille - American Music Awards (AMA) 2014 held at Nokia Theatre LA Live - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, American Music Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd November 2014

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Bastille - Torn Apart (Bastille VS. Grades)


Bastille explore the beauty of true love and its inability to distinguish between races, sexes and appearances in an artist new video for their Bastille Vs. Grades single 'Torn Apart, taken from their mixtape 'Vs. (Other People's Heartache Pt.3)'.

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014)


Bob Geldof introduces the Band Aid 30 edition of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' which in 2014 focusses on the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa and features One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Bastille, Ellie Goulding and Chris Martin among others.

Bastille - Weapon (vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque)


With Bastille's 'VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III)' album due to be released in December 2014, the band have released the audio for Weapon (vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque).

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