News Round-Up: Fatboy Slim, Florence & The Machine and more

Fatboy Slim performing at the Manchester Arena (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Fatboy Slim performing at the Manchester Arena (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days…

Fatboy Slim will host a party for NHS workers at the Brighton Centre on October 28th.

Norman Cook has extended the free invitation to doctors, nurses, support workers, porters and cleaners, as well as those in the ambulance, police and fire services.

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Bob Dylan has released his second new song in as many months.

While the 17-minute composition Murder Most Foul, unveiled in March, took its lead from the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the starting point for I Contain Multitudes is the revered New York poet Walt Whitman.

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Bluedot Festival has skipped 2020 and will move to the summer of next year.

When it does return between July 22th-25th, the three headliners who’d been expecting to perform this year – Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy – will be there, while organisers have confirmed they’re working to ensure as many of the booked artists for 2020 will be joining them.

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Florence and The Machine (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Florence and The Machine (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Florence & The Machine is aiming to raise money for the Intensive Care Society with the release of a new track called Light Of Love.

As Florence Welch has said, the song’s origins go back to the High As Hope sessions – the album which took her to #2 in the both the UK and US back in 2018:

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At the time when they should have been preparing for the first of two shows at Glasgow Barrowlands, The Twilight Sad announced the release of a live album.

It Won/t Be Like This All The Time Live collates a series of recordings from the band’s busy 2019 touring, and is initially available on a pay-as-you-want basis at Bandcamp with a wider digital release due on May 15th.

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Orlando Weeks has announced the long-awaited release date of his debut solo album.

A Quickening will be out on June 12th, following the end of The Maccabees in 2017 and his later multimedia project Gritterman. As detailed with the recent Safe In Sound single, A Quickening is Weeks’ perspective on being a father-to-be as he and his partner awaited the arrival of their first child.

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