Florence + The Machine Review: Big and beautiful sunset performance

Florence and the Machine live at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich - Paul Bayfield

Florence and the Machine live at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich - Paul Bayfield

Despite hobbling on to the stage with a broken foot, lead singer Florence Welch's performance was electric. The white-suited star shone out from the main stage on Saturday.

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. Florence and the Machine.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. Florence and the Machine.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Florence + The Machine's Big Weekend evening slot came after David Guetta, which Welch admitted made her a little shy.

But during a sunset performance, featuring new song How Big How Blue How Beautiful, against the blue skies above Earlham Park, all other acts were forgotten.

Welch was joined on stage by band mates including Isabelle Summers, known for tracks Dog Days Are Over, Ship to Wreck and What Kind of Man.

Welch's distinctive voice carried across Earlham Park, and breaks in the performance brought stories of her younger brother JJ, a student at the UEA who was 'looking for a girlfriend'.

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She invited the crowd back to a party at his house - adding that her brother looked like her.

A full band brought five extra vocalists on stage - and thousands more in the crowd who joined in with the chorus in fan favourites.

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Welch remained seated for the performance due her Coachella Festival foot injury, a far cry from her usually active performance.

But she asked the crowd to make up for it by jumping to the Dog Days Are Over finale, which saw the thousands of people lift their feet, and no doubt warm up as the temperature dropped.

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