Franz Ferdinand
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2001
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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand Biography (Wikipedia)

Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar, keyboard), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar and backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and backing vocals) joined the band in 2017 after McCarthy left during the previous year. The band is one of the more popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits. They have been nominated for several Grammy Awards and have received two Brit Awards – winning one for Best British Group – as well as one NME Award.

The band's first two singles, "Darts of Pleasure" and "Take Me Out", peaked within the top-50 on the UK Singles Chart. "Take Me Out" charted in several countries and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; it became the band's signature song. Their self-titled debut studio album won the 2004 Mercury Prize and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album.

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Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Belfast, Titanic Slipways
2018-05-26T23:14:33
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26
May
2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Belfast, Titanic Slipways
Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-28T23:14:33
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28
Jun
2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

Worthy Farm, Pilton
T in the Park: 2014
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2014-07-13T23:14:33
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13
Jul
2014
T in the Park: 2014

T in the Park: 2014

Balado, Kinross-Shire
BBC Radio Scotland Sessions: Franz Ferdinand
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BBC Pacific Quay
2014-04-21T23:14:33
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21
Apr
2014
BBC Radio Scotland Sessions: Franz Ferdinand

BBC Radio Scotland Sessions: Franz Ferdinand

BBC Pacific Quay
6 Music Festival: 2014
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Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
2014-03-01T23:14:33
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1
Mar
2014
6 Music Festival: 2014

6 Music Festival: 2014

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

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