Tuesday 20 March 2018

Mumford and Sons close Glastonbury

Mumford and Sons perform on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage
Mumford and Sons perform on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

Mumford & Sons were greeted with loud cheers as they took the stage for their headline set at Glastonbury on Sunday.

There had been fears the band would have to cancel their performance after bassist Ted Dwane was recently taken to hospital after suffering a blood clot, but those worries were unfounded.

Fans held candles aloft as the night set in, with the band's country-style tunes giving rise to impromptu hoe-downs in front of the stage as they played hits like Little Lion Man and I Will Wait.

Hollywood star Carey Mulligan, who is married to band member Marcus Mumford, was among those watching the band backstage.

Mumford told the audience: "I would like to give a massive thank you to Michael Eavis and his family for having us here and letting us be complete idiots in his field for a couple of days."

Performances by Editors, The xx and Vampire Weekend also rounded off the festival's entertainment.

Also on Sunday, festival-goers enjoyed performances from I Am Kloot, who joked that the audience was all looking "dishevelled" after three days of the festival, and The Gambler singer Kenny Rogers and Rufus Wainwright, who both performed on the Pyramid Stage.

The UK's biggest music festival has attracted celebrities including Kate Moss, Wayne and Colleen Rooney and Katherine Jenkins over the weekend.

Backstage today, actress Sienna Miller, singer Florence Welch and presenter Dermot O'Leary were spotted.

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