Florence Welch thanked the women who have helped her throughout her career, as she welcomed thousands to the “matriarchal experience” of her Hyde Park headline show.
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The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue has encouraged women in the music industry to “smash the glass ceiling”.
This year’s nominees for the Mercury Prize include one previous winner – Arctic Monkeys – and a handful of other acts who have been nominated before.
Canadian rapper Drake is currently on course to beat Florence and the Machine in a close battle for number one on the UK albums chart.
Florence And The Machine will release a new album this summer called High As Hope.