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Electric Picnic 2010 - Mumford & Sons

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ATL | 22:42 UK time, Sunday, 5 September 2010

Main Stage, Sunday 5th September 7.15pm

Describe in a tweet: Folksy lalt meets crowd. Crowd likes.

What Happened: ATL gets the feeling that Mumford & Sons are on the very verge of going intergalactic. It's been a sharp rise from festival line up fodder last year to one of the main attractions at EP 2010.

Eclipsing their folk peers Noah And The Whale in both success and tunage, Mumford has drawn the biggest crowd to the Main Stage so far. Marcus Mumford kicked the set off with a heartfelt version of Sigh No More, gently easing everyone into their distinct brand of folk-rock.

As the sun set over County Laois, the pace picked up a bit with the trad-infused anthem Roll Away Your Stone and suddenly everyone felt a bit closer. We'd nearly done it, the finish line was in sight and Mumford & Sons were on the sidelines cheering us on.

Electric Dreams: A particularly rousing version of The Cave stirred a great reaction from the Stradbally massive. Sing-a-long-tastic.

Ants at a picnic: Bit of a lull in the middle. The quieter songs were getting drowned out by the wind and the general buzz from the rest of the festival.

EP rating: 7/10


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