Fans react to Mumford and Sons headline slot at Latitude festival - NME
Mumford and Sons closed the second day of Latitude last night (July 15) with a crowd-pleasing set at Henham Park in Suffolk.
The band were given free reign of the festival on Saturday for their latest Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, with them curating a line-up which included Two Door Cinema Club, Glass Animals and Lucy Rose.
They opened their set with breakout single ‘Little Lion Man’, closely followed by ‘White Blank Page’ and ‘Lover of the Night’.
The band also played fan favourites ‘I Will Wait’, ‘Believe’ and ‘The Cave’.
Frontman Marcus brought Baaba Mal onstage to perform two tracks from their 2016 collaborative EP, ‘Johannesburg‘, Maggie Rogers joined the band to sing on ‘Awake My Soul’ while Leon Bridges lent his voice to ‘Wolf’.
Mal, Rogers and Bridges all came onstage to help sing a cover of the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’.
— Breaking More Waves (@BMWavesBlog) July 15, 2017
Latitude Festival 2017 – Mumford and Sons and Glass Animals both terrific on the main stage, elsewhere loved Russian folk songs in a dacha.
— Alastair Ballantyne (@AlastairBal) July 16, 2017
The band even gained some new fans in the process:
— Peter Bone (@PeterBone1) July 15, 2017
However, some festival goers weren’t happy that there no other bands playing at the same time as the headliners:
Big cop out by Mumford / Latitude stopping other acts from performing at the same time
— adam burgess (@adman_the_elder) July 15, 2017
Disappointing. Why? Always clashes in past. I was hoping for nice surprise. Music weak this yr esp today
— Catherine Shyjka (@SistaShyjka) July 15, 2017
The band will play Longitude festival in Dublin today (July 16).