Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Tops Chart After Glastonbury

Legendary festival gives the second breath to the most successful record by indie act from London.

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Mumford & Sons have reclaimed the No.1 album spot in this week's UK charts after their headline performance at Glastonbury saw sales of the record soar, Gigwise reports.

"Babel" is back at the top after climbing 15 places and spending 41 weeks in the charts since its release back in 2012. Their famed headline slot on the Pyramid Stage on the closing night of Glasto saw sales of the LP rocket by 384%.

The band's bassist Ted Dwane, who was undergoing the emergency brain surgery as it was reported last month, joined band at Glasto's gig, which you can watch in the player below.

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    Loved this album! The performance at Glastonbury is well worth a watch as well.
    Their performance at Glastonbury was on the BBC at the same time that Sky Arts was showing Judas Priest: Rising in the East. Every time adverts came on during the Priest show, I switched to Glastonbury and each time it coincided with a bit in which the band had stopped and Marcus was just stood there going "aaaah, aaaaah, aaaaah. Aaaah, aaaah, aaaah." I really like The Cave, Little Lion Man and I Will Wait, but the 'aah, aah, aah' sections get old really quickly.
    You know, these guys get a lot of hate, but I'm just glad that there's popular pop music with heart to it. ..."HEA-ART... HEA-ARRRRRT"
    This band is a novelty act and no one will remember them in 2 - 3 years time.
    Dude, they've already survived 2-3 years at the top. The second Sigh No More was released in 2009 they've been up their with the biggest names in the world. And they're a folk band, who actually are really talented. Good on them