Bestival 2012: Florence & The Machine Friday Headliner

Florence & The Machine announced as Friday night headliner – Swedish Miike Snow also join the lineup

If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook and were up late last night, you’ll have seen our Bestival announcement.

Florence by AnnieSchedule for midnight, but released earlier by Rob da Bank, the Friday night headliner was revealed as Florence and the Machine.

Here’s what Robby had to say about the reappearance this year of Florence (see gallery from 2009), “The first time I met Flo she was whirling around like a spinning-top to a Paul Simon track at a party I was DJ-ing at. I hadn’t even heard her open her mouth, but she had this alluring vibe already.

“Once I heard her scratchy demo I was sold and, when she did her first radio session for me at Radio 1, I couldn’t believe this flame-haired eccentric young lady had such a stunning voice. Her shows for us at both Bestival and Camp Bestival over the last few years have always been highlights for many and I’m glad we can finally seal the deal with a headline show on the Friday of Bestival and, with The xx on before her, this promises to go down in the Best of Bestival yearbook!”

They go on to say, “Never ones to do things by halves, we’re also over the moon to announce that Swedish indie-pop doyens Miike Snow will be getting on the ferry across the Solent to join us at Bestival 2012.

“Lauded for their eponymous debut album that brought them to worldwide attention, the band’s recent sophomore outing, ‘Happy To You’, has upped the infectious factor, as they effortlessly cross genres with their uniquely orchatronic sound. Their live show is a theatrical joy and one not to be missed and we can’t wait to see them!”

Image: © Used with the kind permission of Annie Leonard

Monday, 21st May, 2012 7:25am

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