Belfast Telegraph

Review: Florence and the Machine, Belsonic, Belfast

Florence works her magic on a rain-soaked Belfast

Custom House Square, Belfast

Rain failed to dampen spirits at Belsonic last night as Florence Welch and her five-piece machine ran through the fan favourites.

Jumping around the stage - Florence, dressed in a white flowing dress and resembling a Wiccan priestess, appeared to cast a spell on the crowd with her ethereal indie pop and mesmerising moves.

The red-head treated fans to tracks from debut album Lungs including My Boy Builds Coffins, Howl and Drumming.

While the soaring crescendo of Rabbit Heart is a highlight of any Florence and the Machine show, it is her cover of Candi Staton's You’ve got the Love that prompted the most euphoric reaction.

Florence, the band's only constant member, once described good music as "a kind of magic that lifts you up and takes you somewhere else". Last night, despite the weather, her musical sourcery did exactly that.

Gary Fennelly

Belfast Telegraph


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