Florence + the Machine has opened the second year of Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens with two nights of incredible performances. Last night’s sold out show saw two fans Steph and Jenny brought on stage by Florence following a special message on a flag noticed from the stage by the superstar. In an incredibly emotional moment, Steph said to Jenny: “From the moment I met you, I was in love. I know the future will be always be uncertain and difficult but one thing I know I want for certain is for us to grow old together and for you to be my wife.”
After Jenny accepted the proposal, Florence jumped for joy and the three ladies had a group hug.
In a truly one of a kind setting, Florence + the Machine took to the stage to open up 2019’s Summer Sessions Series, with seven more shows in Edinburgh and three in Glasgow still to take place. Playing massive hits like ‘Hunger’ and ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and encouraging a mass singalong, Florence closed the show with the epic and everlasting tune ‘Shake It Out’ as fireworks signalled the end to an incredible first two nights of the festival.
Next up, Scottish rock icons Primal Scream will be joined by Johnny Marr for a Saturday night to remember in Princes Street Gardens on 10th August, followed by synth-pop maestros CHVRCHES on Sunday 11th August.
Next week, the music continues as man of the moment Lewis Capaldi makes his Summer Sessions debut to play TWO sold out shows on 13th and 14th August, followed by one of Britain’s most celebrated bands, James for their headline show on 15th August.
Indie rock guitar heroes Courteeners play a sold out show on 16th August while Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens will come to a fun-loving end on 18th August as Madness close the festivities.
The spotlight will turn to Glasgow Summer Sessions for one of its biggest ever years as the city welcomes The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975 to Bellahouston Park. Bringing Scotland’s epic festival season to a triumphant finale, approximately 85,000 music fans will descend on Bellahouston Park across the 16th, 17th and 25th August for three unforgettable days of live music from some of the biggest bands in the world.
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