Live: Florence and the Machine at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2009

By on Saturday, 9th May 2009 at 3:37 pm
 

I first came across Florence and the Machine last summer on Clapham Common for Ben and Jerry’s Summer Sundae. Good songs, live she just didn’t hack it for me. So I thought I’d give her another go, and was absolutely amazing. We’re talking number 1 amazing, out of this world Amazing.

The songs sound fuller, and her stage presence is just amazing. Dog Days live is a huge track that will undoubtably be the soundtrack to many summers. Diving into the crowd during Kiss with a Fist, it was clear she deserves a higher placing up the bill. Watched by both Zane and Jo, she closed with her amazing cover of “you’ve got the love” which just sounds, well, even better than the recorded version.

Later on, I caught her at the Introducing tent doing an acoustic set, which whilst more subdued, sounded great and gave her a full opportunity to show just what her lungs can do.

You can catch the full set on video, and a range of pictures and reviews over at BBC Radio 1’s rather good Big Weekend site. A few of my pictures after the jump.

Florence and the Machine at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009 1

Above: Florence and her colourful stage

Florence and the Machine at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009 1

Above: Florence and her colourful stage

Florence and the Machine at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009 1

Above: Florence takes a trip into the crowd

Florence and the Machine at Swindon's Big Weekend 2009 1
Above: Florence on the Introducing stage doing an acoustic set

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