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Florence and the Machine to headline Radio 1 Big Weekend

Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro and Pendulum are set to appear at Radio 1's Big Weekend.
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Florence and the Machine have been announced as the headline act for this summer's Radio 1 Big Weekend, which takes place in Bangor on May 22nd and 23rd 2010.

The band, which is led by singer Florence Welch, includes session musicians such as electric guitar player Rob Ackroyd, drummer Chris Hayden and Tom Monger, who plays the harp.

They will be joined on the Saturday of the Bangor event by acts including Lostprophets, 30 Seconds to Mars, Dizzee Rascal and Alicia Keys.

Sunday's line-up is headed by Rihanna, with other musicians set to play the bash including Biffy Clyro, Paramore, Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutini and X-Factor runners-up JLS.

Pendulum will also play on the Sunday night of the event, having performed at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Maidstone two years ago.

Speaking to Newsbeat, bass guitar player Gareth McGrillen said: "That particular show was almost like a milestone for us last time we did it. It was a big turning point for us as a band."

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Posted on 26 Apr 2010 17:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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