PT: Mumford & Sons Blow Up At Bonnaroo

As the dust settles – and by all accounts there was a lot of it – and the last of the cars pull out of the parking lots from the tenth installment of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, we thought we’d take a look at a couple of the big stories that dominated the coverage of what went down in Manchester over the last four days. While hip-hop acts have always been a part of the fest dating back to year one with Jurassic 5, this was the year that had many declaring that the genre finally broke out at the ‘roo with Lil Wayne, Big Boi, Whiz Khalifa and  Saturday night’s headliner Eminem all delivering much buzzed about sets.

The other big story of the weekend was the amount of people who turned out to take in Mumford & Son’s early evening set on Saturday night at the Which Stage. The U.K. folk-rockers, whose popularity has exploded since they played the much smaller That Tent at last year’s fest, drew hoards of fans with an overflowing crowd that saw people watching from atop ATMs and seemingly cemented them a main stage slot for their next Bonnaroo appearance. The band’s hour and a half set leaned heavily on tunes from their full length debut, but also included a handful of new songs, and a rousing set ten-minute closing take on Amazing Grace, which saw Mumford & Sons joined by members of Old Crow, David Mayfield Parade and Union Station.

The majority of the clips that have surfaced so far on YouTube are pretty rough at best, so in lieu of one song here’s the band’s entire performance…

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