Mumford and Sons played their first Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival yesterday (June 2) in Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park…
10 minutes before Mumford and Sons took to the stage, Huddersfield’s town crier, dressed in full regalia, asked the crowd to give them “a big Yorkshire welcome”. When the band arrived, frontman Marcus Mumford said, “You look beautiful” to the cheering audience.
The band played a mixed set of first and second album material, and confirmed the first track which will definitely feature on their as-yet-untitled new record, the epic sounding ‘Below My Feet’. They also played a “new version” of the song ‘Whispers In The Dark’, also thought to be included on album number two as well as the low-key, tender ‘Ghosts That We Knew’, which they debuted earlier this year.
During the high octane show, keyboard player Ben Lovett clambered and jumped off the monitors onstage and the set was accompanied by a stunning lightshow. Towards the end of the performance, Marcus Mumford said, “People kept on asking us, ‘why Huddersfield?’ and this is why,” he added, gesturing towards the dancing crowd as they yelled with appreciation.
Click here to listen to Mumford & Sons perform “Below My Feet” at Pinkpop Festival on May 28, 2012.
Click here to see an official set list from the gig, courtesy of dismayorenslaveyou.