Mumford and Sons: Glastonbury is a risk


This article is from 2013.

Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons admit they are getting nervous about their Glastonbury headlining slot as the date of the music festival approaches.

Mumford and Sons aren't sure they can compete with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury and admit the festival appearance is a big "risk".

The 'I Will Wait' band see headlining the world renowned event as the biggest "gamble" they've ever taken, and aren't sure if they can live up to the legacy of their co-headliners - who have been touring for 50 years.

Singer Marcus Mumford said: "It's a really huge deal to headline Glastonbury; we're a young band with only two records behind us. This summer is probably the biggest risk we've ever taken.

Banjo player Winston Marshall added: "I've seen The Stones play for three hours and the crowd knew every song. It's what you want in a headline slot at a festival. I'm scared because it feels like a gamble. We don't know if we've earned it yet or not."

Bass player Ted Dwayne also admits he's getting nervous in the run up to their closing festival slot on Sunday June 30.

He told Time Out magazine: "The other night was the first time I visualised the [main] Pyramid Stage in my head. I hadn't made that connection before, and it actually real, it's really, really scary."

However, the quartet - which also includes Ben Lovett - have promised a special show when they do set finally step out onto Glastonbury's famous stage in Somerset, South West England.

Marshall said: "Once you're out there, in front of people, I don't think there's any choice than to just give it your all. The day we struggle to enjoy what we do and just get the gig over with we'll quit."

This article is from 2013.

Glastonbury Festival

The UK's largest music festival returns for its 35th year.

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