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Live Review: Mumford & Sons (Glastonbury, Secret Set)

Mumford & Sons,
22:30, Saturday, The Strummerville Stage

Having spent a lot of time wandering around the site on the first couple of days and exploring most of the various stages I tried to get a good idea of where any special sets might occur. The Strummerville Stage was a tiny little stage tucked away in an intimate corner of the Unfairground and situated just in front of a campfire that was surrounded by people every evening.

On Friday morning I discovered I’d missed late Acoustic sets from Beans On Toast and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly so decided I best keep my eye on what else the stage would have to offer for the rest of the weekend. Not being a Coldplay fan I was at a bit of a loss headliner wise for Saturday night until I discovered the mighty Mumford and Sons would be playing a 10pm slot on the Strummerville stage which was great news as I had to miss their regular slot.

The set was delayed for 45 minutes as the band made their way to the stage but it was well worth the wait as a couple of hundred or so lucky people who had found out about their set crammed into spaces around the campfire to see the band play a 5 song set including a cover of Neil Young’s “Dance Dance Dance”, “Roll Away Your Stone”, “Lovers Eyes”, “Nothing Is Written” and the bands biggest hit “The Cave” which was lapped up by the jubilant and excited audience.

The set was best surmised by M&S lead singer Marcus Mumford who said, during the set, describing The Strummerville Stage: “It’s a good secret spot of goodness at Glastonbury.” [4.0/5.0]



Author: david

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