Public invited to join the BBC Lockdown Orchestra to play Florence and the Machine song

The new initiative from BBC Arts and Radio 3 launches a ten-day challenge to play and sing Florence and the Machine’s 2009 hit

Published: May 4, 2020 at 3:40 am

As part of the Get Creative festival, BBC Arts and Radio 3 have invited musicians and singers from across the UK to take part in the BBC Lockdown Orchestra’s performance of ‘You Got The Love', the 1986 song made famous in 2009 with Florence and the Machine's cover version, 'You've Got The Love'.


The public are invited to film and upload a recording of themselves singing or playing Florence and the Machine’s track, which will then be brought together with those from the BBC Lockdown Orchestra to release the premiere music video on Thursday 14 May on BBC Four at 8.55pm.

The BBC Lockdown Orchestra is made up of 100 musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and the Ulster Orchestra.


To access the backing track and score, visit The deadline for submissions is Sunday 10 May.


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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