Celeste wins the BBC Sound of 2020 poll

Celeste, who was first featured on Alfitude back in summer 2014, has topped one of the UK music industry’s most prestigious polls. On a personal note this is a pretty great choice and I’m looking forward to seeing how the year pans out for this talent.

Celeste 2020 UK/EU live dates: 

16 – Eurosonic Festival


2 – O2 Southampton Guildhall, Southampton^ 3 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth ^5 – O2 Academy Brixton, London^ 6 – O2 Academy, Birmingham^ 7 – O2 Apollo, Manchester ^ 9 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge^ 10 – De Montford Hall, Leicester^ 12 – O2 Academy, Leeds^ 13 – O2 Academy, Newcastle^ 14 – Barrowlands, Glasgow^


21 – Belleville, Paris* 22 – Printemps De Bourges, Bourges* 24 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam* 25 – BIRD, Rotterdam* 27 – King Tuts, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)* 28 – Deaf Institute, Manchester (SOLD OUT)* 29 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)*


1 – Les Nuits Botanique, Belgium* 5 – Standtgarten, Cologne* 6 – Kranhalle, Munich* 8 – Pitchfork Festival, Berlin

^supporting Michael Kiwanuka

*headline shows

BBC Sound of 2020 announced

Here we go again… BBC Sound of has just released it’s longlist for 2020 and I honestly feel this is the first time in years that they have had a list which is actually relevant… Anyhow – here’s the lucky kids (along with the first time most of these were featured on Alfitude):

My money’s on Yungblud to win this, but my heart is with Arlo Parks and Celeste. The shortlist and eventual winner will be announced in January 2020.

Celeste & Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me

I firmly believe this is one of the best songs ever written. So I can’t hold back from sharing this version with you.

Celeste | Paul Weller