Florence +The Ma­chine CD — High As Hope. Per­form­ing at Auck­land’s Laneway Fes­ti­val (R.18), Al­bert Park — Mon­day Jan­uary 28

Waikato News - - MUSIC -

What a great way to kick off your con­cert go­ing 2019.

In a very spe­cial nod to their 10th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, the in­cred­i­ble Florence + The Ma­chine re­turn to Laneway 2019, a decade af­ter per­form­ing on the first Auck­land Laneway in 2010. A very happy birth­day to Laneway in­deed.

To cel­e­brate this epic oc­ca­sion, we’re of­fer­ing the chance to win one of four copies of Florence + The Ma­chines new al­bum High As Hope

It con­tains the sin­gles Sky Full

Of Song, Hunger and Big God, and is de­scribed as be­ing as in­ti­mate as it is epic, ven­tur­ing into new sonic ter­ri­tory whilst reach­ing back to Florence’s roots, and, as Florence de­scribes it, “is a pure ex­pres­sion of who I am now, as an artist, and an hon­est one.”

The UK artist has daz­zled fans and crit­ics alike across three ear­lier cel­e­brated stu­dio al­bums; Lungs (2009), Cer­e­mo­ni­als (2011) and

How Big, How Blue, How Beau­ti­ful

(2015), which have pro­duced a slew of world­wide hits in­clud­ing

You’ve Got The Love, Dog Days Are Over, Shake It Out and Spec­trum (Say My Name), among many oth­ers. It’s the ideal pre­cur­sor to the Laneway 2019 fes­tiv­i­ties. For along with FATM the stel­lar lineup promises a full day of mu­si­cal dis­cov­ery and ad­ven­ture and in­cludes New Zealand de­buts from fu­ture RnB su­per­star Jorja Smith, beloved heart­string puller Rex Or­ange County, teen sen­sa­tion Bil­lie Eil­ish, hip hop’s bright­est new star Den­zel Curry plus un­miss­able sets from the mighty Gang Of Youths, peer­less elec­tronic pi­o­neer Jon Hop­kins, Aus­tralian song­writer roy­alty Court­ney Bar­nett and much, much more. The orig­i­nal bou­tique fes­ti­val is set­ting up to be the high­light of your sum­mer. With Florence +The Ma­chines head­line show at Spark Arena hav­ing sold out in dou­ble quick time Laneway 2019 has just be­come the one of the hottest tick­ets in town! Be in quick!

Tick­ets from: http:/ /auck­land.lanewayfes­ti­val.com/ tick­ets/

Com­pe­ti­tion by Fill The House Tick­ets Project — proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with can­cer. Email your name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber(s) to hn­fth­comps@gmail.com, with Florence +The Ma­chine in the sub­ject, by mid­day Tues­day, No­vem­ber 6.

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