Mumford & Sons drew a huge crowd on the Other Stage, despite the driving rain, as Friday night at Glastonbury 2011 continues.
Warming up for Other Stage headliners Primal Scream, the band mixed songs from their debut album ‘Sigh No More’ with four new songs – ‘Below My Feet’, ‘Hopeless Wanderer’, ‘Lover Of The Light’ and ‘Lover’s Eyes’, with Marcus Mumford revealing from the stage that the band “will be in the studio to record our second album soon.”
Opening with ‘Sigh No More’, fresh from a successful tour of the U.S., they played singles ‘Winter Winds’ and ‘Little Lion Man’ early in the set, as they used their fourth Glastonbury in arrow to take stock of how far they’d come, celebrating a “weird few years for the band.”
Mumford shrugged off the wet weather conditions “It’s Glastonbury – what are you going to do?!”, while a discussion about the rest of the bill ended with a playful argument between Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall about whether it would be best to see Beyonce or The Streets on Sunday night.
Before ‘Awake My Soul’, they band paid tribute to Fleet Foxes, who had played before them on the stage, calling them “one of the best bands in the world.”
Having thanked the crowd for their patience with the new songs, a rousing version of ‘The Cave’ ended the set, Mumford reiterating their hopes to record a new album next, adding that it was “an absolute honour” to play as they left the stage.