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Florence + The Machine And Kendrick Lamar Added To 2016 BST Hyde Park Line Up


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Florence + the Machine and Kendrick Lamar are the latest headliners to be announced for next year’s BST Festival in Hyde Park. The two acts will share the bill on Saturday July 2nd, with Florence headlining the night. Also on the line-up are Jamie xx and Blood Orange.

Florence + the MachineFlorence + The Machine are heading to BST Hyde Park.

Florence + the Machine headlined the Friday of this year’s Glastonbury festival after the Foo Fighters were force to pull out. Their latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful hit the number one spot in the UK earlier this year.

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Benjamin Clementine Dedicates 2015 Mercury Prize Win To Paris


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Singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine has won this year’s Mercury Music Prize, picking up the award thanks to his debut album At Least For Now. The 26 year old, from Edmonton in London formerly performed as a busker on the streets of Paris and dedicated his award to the city following last week’s terror attacks.

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Accepting his £20,000 prize, Clementine said: “I never thought I would say this. If anyone is watching, any child or youngster or student. The world is your oyster. Go out there and get what you want to get”.

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Florence And The Machine Scores Third UK Number One Album With 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'


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Florence and the Machine has scored her third UK number one album this weekend, as How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful has landed straight at the top spot. The singer’s third album follows her 2011 chart-topper Ceremonials and 2009 debut Lungs by debuting at number one. 

Florence and the MachineFlorence is sitting pretty on top of the album chart.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful racked up combined sales of just under 70,000 to take the top spot, beating Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro who entered at number two with their second album Act Two.

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Paul McCartney, Metallica And Florence And The Machine Lead Lollapalooza 2015 Line-Up


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Paul McCartney and Metallica have been announced as the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza Festival, taking place at Chicago's Grant Park on July 31st through to August 2nd. The legendary Beatle’s heading slot marks his first ever appearance at the long-running festival, while fellow headliners Metallica are making their Lollapalooza return after a 19 year absence.

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McCartney will headline the opening night of the festival, with The Weeknd, The War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Hot Chip and James Bay also scheduled to take the stage on Friday, July 31st.

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Armed With Tequila, Florence Welch Crashes Cover Band's Soundcheck [Video]


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Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, was in a partying mood last Friday night (July 19, 2013) - that's for sure.

The singer was in attendance for band Sourberry's set at South London Pacific when she hopped up on-stage with her Tequila shot during the soundcheck and gave a...wobbly...performance of Daft Punk's summer hit single 'Get Lucky.'

Covers band Sourberry wrote: "It was the annual Sourberry summer party and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine was in attendance. She hopped up on stage during our sound check and rocked out a couple of numbers with us while we warmed up. 'Get Lucky' - Daft Punk and 'Standing In The Way Of Control' - The Gossip. So let's raise the bar, and our [tequila shot] to the stars...."

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NME Awards 2013: Highlights, Winners And Sinners


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The stars filed in to London’s Troxy last night (Wed, 27) for The NME Awards 2013. As ever, it was a night of nonchalant acceptance speeches, hero admiration and pop-band bashing. Here are some of the highlights, and some of the winners.

Perhaps the biggest headline was The Rolling Stones winning two awards: Best Live Band and Best Music Film for ‘Crossfire Hurricane’. "I feel really grateful after all the hard work that we put in – it's got to be fucking live, baby! We've only waited 50 years for it," Ronnie Wood said upon accepting the live band award.

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Rihanna Leads MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations With 6


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Rihanna has received 6 nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards; more than any other act, reports The Telegraph. Muse, Coldplay and One Direction also pick up nominations.

The 24-year Barbadian star has been shortlisted for the awards for best song, best video, best female, best pop, biggest fans, and best look. Both ‘best song’ and ‘best video’ were for the same song, ‘We Found Love’ and ‘best look’ is a brand new category. She is up against Taylor Swift in the female, pop and look sections, whilst Swift was also nominated for best live and best world stage act. Other acts to be recognised, or at least they hope so, are Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West, all of which garnered three nominations each. Lady GaGa dominated last year's awards - held in Belfast - coming away with four awards and performing ‘Marry the Night’. This year she is also nominated for three categories.

Given the name of the awards, one would be forgiven for thinking that European acts are the most prominent, but it’s the Americans that continue to dominate year after year, and despite being held in Germany this year, that trend is set to continue. Great Britain represents the biggest European contingent with Muse Coldplay, Rita Ora, One Direction, Florence and the Machine, and M.I.A all hopeful to take home an award come November 11, 2012.

Florence and the Machine - Robert Ackroyd of Florence and the Machine Sunday 24th June 2012 BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend held at Hackney Marshes - Day 2

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine Monday 28th May 2012 performing live at Riverstage in Brisbane

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Florence and the Machine and Florence Welch - Florence And The Machine lead singer Florence Welch Wednesday 9th May 2012 Celebrities arrive at The Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show with David Letterman'

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Florence And the Machine, MTV Unplugged Album review


It is often commented that whether a performer can sing live is a solid indication as to if they are genuinely a respectable artist. So when Florence took her Machine to MTV Unplugged and laid her vocals bare to demonstrate their true unproduced ability, she was taking a risk. Unfortunately it didn't entirely pay off.

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Florence and the Machine and Manchester Evening News Arena Thursday 15th March 2012 Florence Welsh of Florence and the Machine performing at Manchester Evening News Arena.

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Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine and Brit Awards - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Tuesday 21st February 2012 The BRIT Awards 2012 held at The O2 -Arrivals

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Monday 20th February 2012 arrives at the BBC Radio 1 studios

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Monday 13th February 2012 The Elle Style Awards 2012 held at The Savoy - Press Room

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Monday 13th February 2012 The Elle Style Awards 2012 held at The Savoy - Arrivals

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine London, England - arriving at X-FM Radio studios Tuesday 10th January 2012

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, New York City, USA - at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul at Hammerstein Ballroom - Red Carpet Sunday 18th December 2011

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine London, England - at the BBC Maida Vale Studios Friday 25th November 2011

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Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials Album Review


After taking the music world by storm with her debut album 'Lungs' back in 2009, Florence and the Machine's highly anticipated follow up has finally been unleashed in the form of 'Ceremonials'. The first album brought us dramatic crescendos, macabre lyrics and striking beats and whilst these elements remain, the overall sound is more mature and developed. You can say what you like about Florence Welch but one thing you most certainly can't accuse this songstress of is doing things by halves.

The general tone of 'Ceremonials' is slower and more tormented than her previous material. Opener 'Only If For A Night' features purposeful yet sporadic piano keys that provide a solid foundation for the track as well as a stark contrast to Welch's spectral, higher pitched vocals. Lead single 'Shake It Out' is one of the stand-out tracks and successfully encompasses the two sides to Florence & the Machine's sound. Eerily desolate instrumentals stand alongside lyrics that portray the darkest elements of the human soul. Yet, at the same time, we're exposed to soaring vocals that exhilarate the listener and empowering lyrical messages such as, "It's hard to dance with a devil on your back/So shake him off" and "I am done with my graceless heart/So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart". Sombre undeniably, but the positive stance enables the music to retain its accessibility.

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Various Artists, Rave On Buddy Holly Album Review


Rather than a clever name for a new band or album (which would work quite well, I think), this is in fact a tribute album. In celebration of his 75th Birthday, someone has put out this in memory of the great man himself. Step forward a diverse group of musicians with little in common apart from popularity, in order to show how far Buddy Holly's particular brand of rock and roll has permeated modern day music.

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine New York City, USA - SPIN The Year In Music Party 2010 at Don Hill's Wednesday 15th December 2010

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Florence and the Machine, Heavy in your Arms Single Review


To say Florence and the Machine has had a great year would be an understatement. With broken records and multi-award wins, Florence is ready to release their second album next year. To keep fans at bay, their new single Heavy in Your Arms, was originally made for the new Twilight: Eclipse movie, but it is obvious that this track was too good to be hidden away on a soundtrack album.

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Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine - Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Monday 25th October 2010 at The Q Awards London, England

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Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine and MTV - Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine Sunday 12th September 2010 at MTV Video Music Awards Los Angeles, California

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Florence and the Machine - You've Got The Love


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Florence And The Machine, Lungs Album Review


Review of Florence and the Machine's album Lungs released through Island records on 6th July 09.

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Florence and the Machine, Dog Days Are Over Single Review


Review of Florence and the Machine's single 'Dog Days Are Over'.

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Florence And The Machine are set to re-release the single Dog Days Are Over on April 11th 2010 through Island Records.

2009 was quite an impressive year for Florence, the album 'Lungs' went to number one and has sold over 700,000 albums. She was nominated for 3 Brits and played a number of sell-out shows around the world.

2010 will see no let up in the heavy tour schedule, her tour throughout the UK in May is now sold-out.


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