Fast Facts

  • Paternal grandfather Colin Welch was at one point, the deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.
  • Initially only intended to leave college for a year, in order to focus on music, but never returned to school.
  • Released her debut album with Florence and the Machine, Lungs, in 2009, which featured hit singles "Dog Days Are Over" and "You've Got the Love."
  • A natural brunette, she won a Music of Ginger Origin Award for Best Honorary Redhead by Choice Musician in 2014.
  • Broke her foot after jumping off the stage during Coachella in 2015; later that year, headlined Friday night of the 2015 Glastonbury Festival after Foo Fighters had to pull out due to Dave Grohl breaking his leg.


  • Colin Welch — Grandfather
  • Nick Welch — Father
  • Stuart Hammond — Ex-significant Other
  • Evelyn Welch — Mother
  • John Stockwell — Uncle


  • Attended Camberwell College of Arts, London, England


  • Birth Name: Florence Leontine Mary Welch
  • Birth Place: Camberwell, London, England
  • Profession: British indie rock singer

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