Haim joined Mumford and Sons on the Gentlemen of the Road day stage in the Avalon Cafe this afternoon at Glastonbury Festival.
The band took to the stage in the small packed out tent, curated by Mumford and Sons, at 5.45pm, opening with ‘Honey and I’.
"How the fuck is everyone doing today," shouted bass player Este Haim before the band launched into a singalong version of ‘Forever’. They followed it with ‘The Wire’ and an elongated guitar freak-out before inviting Mumford as Sons onstage to perform a cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Dead Flowers’.
"How was that with a bit of Mumford and Sons for you" Este Haim said before the two bands launched into another Rolling Stones cover - ‘Honky Tonk Blues’. After the song, Marcus Mumford grabbed the mic, telling the crowd "that’s Haim everybody" as they all went offstage.
Prior to Haim’s appearance, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons appeared on stage for the last song of Michael Kiwanuka’s set in the small Avalon Cafe.
The three members of the band - who headlined the Pyramid Stage last year - covered Neil Young’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’ with Kiwanuka. They were also joined by members of Bear’s Den and The Staves for the track, which finished with Marcus Mumford high-fiving Kiwanuka before saying “Give it up for Michael Kiwanuka and his amazing band, ladies and gents.”
The appearance of the band members - minus banjo player Winston Marshall - makes for the first performance from the band since they announced their hiatus last year when they finished touring their Grammy Award winning second album ‘Babel’. _____ Read this article at NME.com.
It’s been one whole year since Mumford & Sons headlined Glastonbury Festival, three since they played the Other Stage stage and six since they made their debut appearance. This year they’re taking a break from performing duties, however…
We are very excited to announce that Gentlemen of the Road will still be in attendance at the festival this very weekend, where they’ve curated an eclectic line-up of performers for the intimate Avalon Cafe in the Field of Avalon on Saturday 28th June!
The following have been confirmed to appear, with room for some surprises too…
Bear’s Den Michael Kiwanuka Johnny Flynn Nick Mulvey Rubblebucket King Charles RHODES
The stage opens at 11:30am with a set from GOTR friend and comedian Thomas Gray; another friend and comedian Alfie Brown will be compering the whole event.
If you’re heading to Glastonbury make sure you come on down!
*Please note* this is a Gentlemen of the Road event only and NOT a Mumford & Sons performance.
“Mumford & Sons won the award for International Achievement. Following a video tribute to the band, frontman Marcus Mumford accepted the gong, joking: ‘That felt a bit like a fucking obituary, but thank you.’ He added that the band were currently ‘hibernating’.”—Mumford & Sons won the 2014 Ivor Novello award for International Achievement on 22nd May, 2014. [Via]
“They’re just great guys. It’s always good to see them and they are wonderful human beings and I think that all their success is deserved and earned and I can’t say enough good things about them.”—Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers on being compared to Mumford & Sons. [via]
We fell for Mumford & Sons back in 2010 when they were West London folk scene-ers making a play for the U.S. we thought You Oughta Know. Sophomore LP Babel soon followed, giving them Grammy wins. So we flipped out when after three years of avid fandemonium, health scares and brilliant Unplugged performances, Mumford announced their “indefinite” [break].
But we have the cure for your sads that Mumford won’t appear on this years festival lineups. Palladia is airing their full Live From The Artists Den concert tonight at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the washboard playing quartet rocking their hit “I Will Wait” to the Belasco Theater crowd in downtown Los Angeles. But before you press play, here are five things to watch for in the clip that will either make you an instant fan or further your obsession before the full show airs.
1. Marcus Mumford’s Lip Fuzz
2. Winston Marshall’s “I’m So Into It” Banjo Body Roll
3. This Really Intense Stare
4. Enthusiastic Impromptu Tambourine Pantomiming
5. Ted Dwane Walks, Plays String Bass, Sings And (Probably) Chews Gum At The Same Time
Missed the Palladia debut of Mumford’s Live From The Artists Den? Check out the full show [here] and check your local listings for future air dates on Palladia.