Florence and the Machine jump to number one after Glastonbury set
28 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Florence + The Machine’s two permanent members are Florence Welch (pictured) and Isabella Summers
Florence and the Machine have reclaimed the top of the official UK album chart after their Glastonbury appearance prompted a last-minute sales boost.
The band had been at number four in the midweek charts, as newcomers Wolf Alice outsold the competition with their debut, My Love Is Cool.
But in the end, Florence won the race by just 528 copies.
Their album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, had previously debuted at number one last month.
Led by singer Florence Welch, the band were promoted to Glastonbury headliners two weeks ago when Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.
Their Pyramid Stage set was rapturously received, with the Telegraph’s Neil McCormick calling it “a real moment of rock communion” and “pop music of the very highest order”.
Wolf Alice were denied the top spot by just a few hundred copies
Wolf Alice, a four-piece led by singer and guitarist Ellie Roswell, also played Glastonbury this weekend, playing a blistering set on the Park Stage.
Their record was the only new entry in the top five, with last week’s number one – Drones by Muse – …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment