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Florence & The Machine To Headline Bestival 2012

Band set to take to the stage alongside New Order and Stevie Wonder...

Florence & The Machine To Headline Bestival 2012
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Florence and The Machine have been announced as the final headline act for Bestival 2012. The band have previously played at the festival and its fellow event, Camp Bestival back during the summer of 2009.

This years festival is set to take place on September 7 and the 'Florence Welch fronted band' is set to top the Main Stage line-up.

Bestival founder Rob da Bank said in a statement: "The first time I met Flo, she was whirling around like a spinning top to a Paul Simon track at a party I was DJing at. I hadn't even heard her open her mouth, but she had this alluring vibe already."

He then added: "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 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... with The xx on before her, this promises to go down in the 'Best of Bestival' yearbook!"

The band seemed super excited to take to that all important stage - releasing a special vid to thank and inform their fans that they will be covering 'Wild Wild Life' by Talking Heads, in celebration of the festivals wildlife theme.

Florence is set to perform alongside the likes of New Order, Stevie Wonder, Emeli Sande, The xx and Friendly Fires.

Watch The Florence & The Machine special video below:

Meanwhile, Florence and The Machine have also recently released their new music video online - titled 'Breath of Life' and is the official soundtrack to new film 'Snow White and the Huntsman'.

The singer said of the track: "We went in and demoed the track, these big, clattering drums, huge bass sounds and everything was very intense... and then we sent that to the guys in LA who composed it."

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