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  • Francesca Lombardo

    Italian-born and classically trained, Francesca Lombardo has made waves in the electronic music scene. We caught up with the DJ, producer and live performer to talk about her debut album and hectic summer schedule... 

    How did you break into the music scene?

    I have probably never stop trying. I started my music obsession when I was a child and studied at several music schools before graduating in London. I have pushed my way in since day one and was always drawn to electronic music. 

    Did you always want to be a singer?

    Yes, I have always sung since a young age, and I've been in different bands as a main vocalist and backing vocalist. My father and I used to sing when I was little, he had a great voice, I can still remember it. 

    What does your summer schedule look like?

    Pretty exciting, I have some great gigs around the globe and am going back to Burning Man Festival after a two year break which I'm really excited about. I'll also be back in Ibiza in July, and the US and South America in August. 

    Best gig ever?

    Couldn't say, they are all different and often amazing so it’s hard to say which one was the very best!

    Career highlight?

    When I played an unplugged version of my latest single “Eye Ring” at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

    Dream place to headline? 

    As a DJ at Houghton Festival in England. It’s a new tiny festival full of amazing music and friends.

    Summer anthem?

    My latest single, "Eye Ring" (Martin Buttrich’s Song Thing) out now ahead of my debut album, "Life Of Leaf".

    Track that gives you goosebumps?

    Max Loderbauer's Noontide.

    Favourite music festival?

    Lightning in a Bottle, California.

    Favourite song to get the party started?

    Charolastra, Can’t Nobody. 

    Next music venture?

    My second album!

    I never travel without… 

    My headphones.

    My suitcase essentials are… 

    The basics. T-shirts, trousers, socks and underwear.  

    Desert island beauty product (we’ll give you SPF)…  

    Coconut oil.

    Over packer or under packer? 

    Depends on how I feel when I'm packing, I've been both...

    Summer style uniform? 

    Colour.           

    Poolside book? 

    Dictionary of Celtic Myths and Legends by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. 

    Favourite holiday destination? 

    Dreamy Sicily.

    Sunrise or sunset?  

    Sunset. 

    Life motto? 

    Stay up forever...

    Listen to Francesca on SoundCloud here or follow her on Instagram @francescalombardomusic or Twitter @franci303!