Mumford And Sons Glastonbury

Mumford And Sons Close Glastonbury 2013

Mumford and Sons brought Glastonbury 2013 to an end with their first ever headline slot on the Pyramid Stage.

The band emerged on stage at 9.45pm, opening with their track, “Lovers Eyes,” after which their lead singer, Marcus Mumford, told the crowd, “We came for a party,” before unleashing, “I Will Wait.”

They then played the likes of Whispers In The Dark, Winter Winds, White Blank Page, and Timshel, with their various member remarking throughout, “Thank you very much Glastonbury,” as well as asking them, “Have you had a good weekend? Yeah, it’s been alright, pretty quiet,” before thanking Michael Eavis.

Lovett also took time to mention last night’s headliners, The Rolling Stones, stating, “So we’ve been a band for coming on six years, The Rolling Stones have been together for a lot longer than that. The big difference between them and us is we’ve played Glastonbury four times.”

Marcus Mumford also drew attention to the fact that their bassist, Ted Dwane, recently underwent brain surgery to remove a clot, which drew huge cheers from the crowd.

For their encore, they enlisted the help of The Vaccines and Vampire Weekend, two other bands who were playing the festival on the Sunday, before singing a cover of Joe Cocker’sĀ arrangementĀ of The Beatles’ hit song, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which saw the entire crowd sing in unison.

Mumford And Sons drew a much smaller following than The Rolling Stones’ crowd on Saturday, but they still managed to produce a rapturously received set that was the perfect conclusion to a fantastic weekend of music and arts.

Arctic Monkeys completed the weekend headline acts, as they took to the stage on Friday night to play a string of hits from their four albums.

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