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Mumford And Sons close Glastonbury

Mumford And 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.

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