Florence Welch Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


29th September 2015

Fact: Florence Welch gave her dad a special treat as Florence + the MAChine closed out the Apple Music Festival in London on Monday night (28Sep15) when she led a rendition of Happy Birthday and dedicated it to him.


17th June 2015

Quote: "We are so sorry to hear that the Foo Fighters have had to pull out of Glastonbury, we met Dave Grohl a few years back and he was the nicest guy ever. And let me and @isamachine hang out with him, even though we were clearly very drunk, and I had no eyebrows... We are honoured to have been asked to step in, and we hope we will be able to give you as good a Friday night as the Foo's (sic) would have... Sending all our love and well wishes to Dave, See you in the field." Florence Welch plans to honour the Foo Fighters at Britain's Glastonbury festival after her band Florence + the MAChine were bumped up the bill to replace the headliners. The rockers were forced to scrap the show and their remaining European tour dates after frontman Grohl fell from a stage in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday night (12Jun15) and broke his leg.


2nd May 2013

Quote: "I get very, very stiff and very worried. I think, 'Don't look scared'." Florence Welch is very nervous at red carpet events.


8th March 2013

Quote: "When we're together we never leave the house. When she came to visit me in New York I made brunch and then all we did all day was lie in bed and giggle, try on my clothes, listen to music, dance and play dress-up, like a couple of little girls at a tea party." Actress Blake Lively on her friendship with Florence Welch. The British singer performed at the Gossip Girl star's wedding to Ryan Reynolds in September (12).


2nd November 2012

Quote: "I'm anxious and operate on a high level of panic most of the time. My manager and my Pa are scared of waking me because I react so violently." Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch is terrifying to work for.


31st October 2012

Quote: "I'm quite good at football. My aim isn't great but I'm very enthusiastic. My main tactic is to run towards the opposition like a banshee and they get so freaked out that they lose concentration. I'm an enthusiastic midfielder, apparently." Florence Welch terrifies opponents on the soccer field.


10th September 2012

Quote: "I've been away too much. But I actually went to the house last week and we're eventually getting some furniture for it. Hopefully in December I'll get to spend some time there. My mum is very keen for me to go." British singer Florence Welch is still living in her family home as she has been too busy touring to move into her newly purchased property.


12th July 2012

Tweet: "At doctors. They have to put a camera down my throat...what will they see down there..Jeepers. All my lost belongings..a few souls..a bat?" Florence + The Machine singer Florence Welch undergoes treatment for a vocal injury. The illness prompted the band to axe two festival dates in Europe this week (begs09Jul12).


13th April 2012

Quote: "I wish I was Tom Waits. His songs are so visceral and bloody. I just love his use of imagery." Florence + The MAChine star Florence Welch is a big fan of the gravel-voiced singer.


19th January 2012

Quote: "When I was a kid I thought I could breathe underwater - I think it was a dream, but when you're a kid it's hard to separate dreams from reality. I kept nearly drowning. I'm a really good swimmer now though. I'm a freak, I can hold my breath for so long. We timed me - we did it in the pub the other day - and I held my breath for about two and a half minutes." Singer Florence Welch on her unique talent.


8th December 2011

Quote: "I'm not cut out for the hi-tech age. I don't email, I use a Walkman and my preferred mode of transport is by foot." British singer Florence Welch is old-fashioned at heart.


23rd November 2011

Quote: "I'm not very big on the treadmill because it freaks me out. I don't like running when I'm not going anywhere." Florence + The Machine star Florence Welch on what she avoids at the gym.


21st November 2011

Quote: "It was like being a gladiator performing in the Colosseum on that tour, and I needed my energy." Florence Welch gave up alcohol while she was touring with U2 this summer.


15th November 2011

Quote: "I love conducting - I've got to learn how to do it professionally because I think I could be good at it." British singer Florence Welch has a back-up career in mind.


27th October 2011

Quote: "My friend Hannah and I have become really obsessed with watching Ryan Gosling films. We especially watch them on tour, because you don't go out as your friends aren't around. I haven't met him yet but we feel like we have because we've basically got his back catalogue." British rocker Florence Welch reveals a crush on the Hollywood hunk.


21st October 2011

Quote: "I am still scared by any public speaking. Collecting that first Brit Award was probably the most terrifying thing I've ever had to do." British singer Florence Welch shies away from talking in front of crowds.


20th June 2011

Quote: "In the middle of getting changed to stage clothes there's normally a moment I just wear pants. So I just do some sort of strange dancing in my pants. I find that lets my inhibitions go and I can go out (on stage). If you don't mind dancing in a silly way in underwear, you probably won't mind going out performing." British singer Florence Welch reveals her pre-performance ritual.


15th June 2011

Quote: "I met Win Butler recently and I was so starstruck that I cried. I went to see them at the O2 Arena (in London) and I went to the afterparty and after they all came in and I met him. I just started to cry." Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch broke down in excitement upon meeting the Arcade Fire frontman.


8th June 2011

Fact: Pop art icon Andy Warhol took photographs at Florence & The Machine star Florence Welch's parents' wedding.


2nd May 2011

Quote: "I have a ukelele that I'm learning to play." Florence & The Machine star Florence Welch is giving her music a Hawaiian flavour.


20th March 2011

Quote: "Apparently, when I was a baby I used to be carried around the living room to The Smiths." Florence & The Machine star Florence Welch explains her love for Morrissey.


9th February 2011

Fact: Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch will join Christina Aguilera and Yolanda Adams for a tribute to Aretha Franklin at Sunday's (13Feb11) Grammy Awards.


25th January 2011

Quote: "I saw it over Christmas. It was like an amazing Christmas present. I was with my family and I was in my slippers and robe in our kitchen dancing around to it. I was so into it. It was like, this was a song I had written in a basement in a tiny studio in South London and now it's on Glee! It was surreal." British singer Florence Welch loved hearing her track DOG DAYS ARE OVER on hit U.S. show GLEE.


24th January 2011

Quote: "I suffer hallucinations about demons sitting on my chest. When the demons come, sometimes I get up in the middle of the night..." British singer Florence Welch suffers terrifying dreams.


24th December 2010

Quote: "Tequila... makes me flirty and then I black out. I don't remember it, but apparently I had the time of my life." Florence Welch has a hazy recollection of partying with Beyonce and Mary J. Blige backstage at Jay-Z's historic 2010 Yankee Stadium concert in New York.


22nd December 2010

Quote: "I commune with the spirits. Places that are supposed to be scary I just find really peaceful." FLORENCE & THE MACHINE star Florence Welch finds inspiration in graveyards.


27th October 2010

Quote: "I can't believe that has anything to do with me. David Cameron must have plenty of other reasons, I'm sure." Florence and the Machine star Florence Welch is not convinced by rumours the British Prime Minister named his baby daughter Florence after her.


8th September 2010

Quote: "When they did the Eat, Pray, Love trailer, I was like, 'Okay, so that means Julia Roberts and I are like friends, right? Isn't that what that means?' To me the movie world seems like a whole fantasy world. It's exciting!" Florence Welch hasn't quite got to grips with her song DOG DAYS ARE OVER appearing in JULIA ROBERTS' latest movie.


26th August 2010

Fact: British singer Florence Welch flew 25 of her friends and family out to the Spanish island of Ibiza to celebrate her 24th birthday and the end of her 20-month tour on Tuesday (24Aug10). The Florence and the MAChine star was performing a set at Ibiza Rocks, where 2,000 fans sang Happy Birthday to her.


16th August 2010

Quote: "Liam Gallagher was really rude to me for no other reason than I have ginger hair - what does that tell you?" Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch is not pals with the former Oasis frontman.


16th August 2010

Quote: "My dad had heard Pete had proposed and got very anxious that I might say yes. He's a cool dad, but I think that was a step too far for even him. I reassured him that I'd never marry Pete." Florence Welch has advised her family not to believe tabloid rumours, after she was linked to rock wildman Pete Doherty.


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