Biffy Clyro and Mumford And Sons play final day of Leeds Festival

Marcus Mumford and co treat fans to new song during set

Mumford and Sons and Biffy Clyro played their Mercury Prize-nominated albums to fans at Leeds Festival today (August 29).

The Londoners performed the likes of ‘Little Lion Man’ and ‘Awake My Soul’ from debut album ‘Sigh No More’ in the packed NME/Radio 1 Stage, where hundreds of fans had to watch from outside. They also treated the audience to new track ‘Nothing Is Written’ – which lead singer Marcus plays drums on.

Meanwhile, Biffy Clyro played a career-spanning set that included tracks from 2009’s ‘Only Revolutions’. Simon Neil announced at the end of their gig: “Enjoy Queens Of The Stone Age, the best rock band in the whole fucking world.”

The groups are up against other Reading And Leeds Festival acts including Dizzee Rascal and Wild Beasts in this year’s prize.

Mumford and Sons played:

‘Sigh No More’
‘Awake My Soul’
‘Roll Away Your Stone’
‘Winter Winds’
‘Nothing Is Written’
‘Little Lion Man’
‘Lover Of The Light’
‘Thistle And Weeds’
‘White Blank Page’
‘The Cave’

Biffy Clyro played:

‘That Golden Rule’
‘Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies’
‘Glitter And Trauma’
‘God & Satan’
‘Who’s Got A Match’
‘There’s No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake’
‘Born On A Horse’
‘Shock, Shock’
‘Many Of Horror’
‘The Captain’

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