Glastonbury - 2013, Mumford & Sons

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30 Jun 2013
Pyramid Stage

The Brightest Lights

Unstoppable in their dominance of the charts both sides of the Atlantic, Marcus Mumford and his band of folk troubadors face their biggest challenge yet - headlining the greatest festival in the world.

Mumford and Sons emerged in the late 2000's as part of a nu-folk renaissance alongside Laura Marling and Noah and The Whale. Touring extensively around the UK, a select few started becoming evangelicalical at how this West London quartet were transforming roots music. Debut single Little Lion Man was crowned Zane Lowe's Hottest Record, followed by album Sigh No More which opened the floodgates to further praise and plaudits, extolling their gospel-tinged lyrics, spine-tingling harmonies and raucous breakdowns. Second album Babel was celebrated by Rolling Stone for being 'more arena-scale than the debut, with the band hollering, hooting, plucking and strumming like Olympian street buskers' and led to landmark gigs at the Hollywood Bowl in front of over 17,000 delighted fans.

The folk figureheads' set on the Greenpeace stage in 2009 saw 300 people in the audience - a stark contrast to 2010 when the John Peel stage could not contain the multitudes desperate to see their rapturous performances. On stage is where they truly come alive and even the most hardened cynic cannot be kept still when the bluegrass melodies and roof-raising banjos kick in. The final night at Worthy Farm is sure to be the hoedown to rule all hoedowns.

Set List on Pyramid Stage on 30 Jun 2013 at Worthy Farm, Pilton

  • Lovers Eyes
  • I Will Wait
  • Whispers In The Dark
  • Winter Winds
  • White Blank Page
  • Timshel
  • Little Lion Man
  • Lover Of The Light
  • Thistle And Weeds
  • Ghosts That We Know
  • Hopeless Wanderer
  • Holland Road
  • Roll Away Your Stone
  • Awake My Soul
  • Dust Bowl Dance
  • Encore
  • Babel
  • The Cave
  • With A Little Help From My Friends (With The Staves, Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines and First Aid Kit)

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