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Florence Welch on forthcoming BRITs performance: 'I'm a maximalist who's prone to excess'

Florence Welch can't wait for her upcoming performance at the 2012 BRIT Awards next week and has admitted that because she's a "maximalist" it will be a great live set. 

In a new interview with The Independent newspaper, the 'Shake It Out' beauty explained that she has big plans for the event, which will take place at London's O2 Arena on February 21, and is "prone to excess" so her fans can expect something visually stunning:

"For me as a maximalist who's really prone to excess, that stuff is what excites me – like Lady Gaga's performances. But then you get Adele and it's that sense of being really zoomed in on someone and you're as close to them as we are now."

"It always feels to me that the Brits is a great British musical. It felt like that the last time we performed – everyone's running around backstage, half-dressed. Gaga's going in one room, Dizzee's in another, Lily [Allen] is coming out of that one, and there was me in some funny brocade dressing gown, barefoot, chatting to everyone. It does have that sense of a celebration. I guess I think about it in that way to help myself process it. I understand musicals."




Florence + the Machine have been nominated in 2 categories at this year's BRITs - Best Female and Best Album - and Welch revealed that while it would be an honour to win she will simply enjoy the atmosphere of the ceremony as a guest:

"I mean, it would be nice to win. But I'm not gonna put pressure on myself to win; that would spoil it for me. I'm just really looking forward to going, enjoying being there, seeing everyone, and getting a bit drunk."

Watch her music video for 'Lover To Lover' below: