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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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"The Pound Kept Tumbling Down" Bastille Change Lyrics After Referendum Result


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British group Bastille have expressed their dismay over Britain choosing to leave the EU following yesterday’s referendum. The five piece even changed the lyrics to their hit ‘Pompeii’ this morning, during an appearance on BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge.

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When performing ‘Pompeii’ frontman Dan Smith sang: “And the pound kept tumbling down on the weekend that we love.” Yesterday, ahead of the referendum vote, the band had spoken out in support of the remain campaign.

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James Dedicate Glastonbury Set To Eu Voters


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The Sit Down hitmakers took to the festival stage on Friday (24Jun16), hours after the shock result and the subsequent resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron was announced.

James frontman Tim Booth dedicated a song to "all the beautiful people who voted to remain" during their set, with guitarist Larry Gott also telling the audience, "We stand in front of you today unified in the sadness that our country decided to turn against people. Well, f**k them."

The group, which hails from Manchester, England - a region that voted to remain in the EU - were scheduled to start their festival set at 11am local time, but had to delay their performance by 50 minutes to allow damage to the field site to be repaired. Festival staff were laying wood chips on the ground to cover and soak up excess mud that had gathered in front of the stage minutes before their set was due to start.

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BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Performances - Day 1

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BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Performances - Day 1

Bastille , Dan Smith - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Performances - Day 1 - Bastille at Powderham Castle - Exeter, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th May 2016

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Justin Bieber And Rihanna Confirmed For V Festival


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Those performing at the annual event in August were confirmed on Monday (22Feb16), with the two pop superstars taking to the main stage on different days.

Supporting Bieber is Sia, with David Guetta performing before Rihanna. The music festival plays over two days, with Bieber headlining on 20 August in Chelmsford's Hylands Park and then moving to Weston Park in Staffordshire on 21 August. Rihanna will play the opposite dates.

Other acts to be confirmed include Rita Ora, Little Mix, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Big Sean and Bastille.

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Breast Cancer Now's Annual Pink Ribbon Ball

Bastille - Breast Cancer Now's Annual Pink Ribbon Ball at Grand Connaught Rooms at Grand Connaught Rooms, - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th October 2015

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Bastille Struggle To Name Album


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Bastille are stuck on what to name their second LP.

The indie rock band gained commercial acclaim with their 2013 debut record 'Bad Blood' and have since released EPs 'Laura Palmer' and 'Haunt' but they are taking extra care over the name of their forthcoming studio album.

Speaking about the name of the almost finished record, bass player Kyle Simmons exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''No, still working on that.

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Sam Smith On FIFA 16


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Sam Smith is featured on this year's 'FIFA 16' soundtrack.

The British solo star's collaboration with Disclosure 'Omen' is among the tracks chosen for the annual football game's latest incarnation.

Sam - who this week was announced to have recorded the theme song for upcoming James Bond film 'SPECTRE', entitled 'Writing's on the Wall' - is joined on the game by host of the world's top artists including Years & Years, Icona Pop, Kygo, Beck, Bastille and John Newman as well as musicians from around the world.

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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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Bastille 'don't Want To Repeat' First LP


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Bastille ''don't want to repeat'' their first album.

The band gained commercial acclaim with their debut record 'Bad Blood' but are conscious they want their second offering to be different, which they admit might not please all of their fans.

Frontman Dan Smith said: ''We don't want to kill what we have done already, we are not looking to reinvent the Bastille sound, but we don't want to repeat ourselves.

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Lorde To Judge International Songwriting Competition


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Lorde, Tom Waits and Kesha are set to judge the International Songwriting Competition.

The 18-year-old 'Royals' hitmaker along with the iconic singer/songwriter and 'Tik Tok' singer are among some of the many high profile artists who will feature on the panel, along with British band Bastille, Swedish DJ Avicii, R&B vocal group Boyz II Men, 77-year-old legend Bill Withers, 'Somewhere Only We Know' singers Keane, dance-hall rapper Sean Paul and Run D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels.

The annual contest, which first launched in 2002, encourages songwriters to create ''something truly meaningful'' by giving away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to the 68 winners.

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Bastille Play Surprise Set At Glastonbury


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The rockers gave fans just an hour's notice to their show in the the William Green tent, posting the news on Twitter.com.

Frontman Dan Smith wrote, "So happy to be back at Glastonbury! We play 13.30 at William's Green if anybody's about and fancies popping down.''

He opened the unannounced set by thanking festivalgoers for attending the show, stating, "Thank you so much for coming, it's amazing to be here. We've only got 40 minutes so we're going to play as much as we can for you.''

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Bastille Played 'amazing' Secret Gig At Glastonbury


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Bastille played a secret set at Glastonbury.

The band announced the gig via Twitter and Instagram just an hour before they came onstage in the William Green tent.

They posted: ''So happy to be back at Glastonbury! We play 13.30 at William's Green if anybody's about and fancies popping down.''

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Azealia Banks Cancels Glastonbury Set


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Azealia Banks has pulled out of performing at Glastonbury.

The 24-year-old New York rapper was due to appear on The Other stage at 9pm tomorrow night (27.06.15) but news of her late cancellation broke on Twitter today (26.06.15), however a reason has yet to been given and the star has also refrained from releasing a statement.

Glastonbury's official Twitter account posted: ''Azealia Banks has had to pull out of her Saturday Other Stage performance. She will be replaced by The Strypes.''

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