Glastonbury 2013 exposure sends Mumford & Sons heading for number one in the UK album charts
The Rolling Stones might have been who everybody talked about, but Glastonbury’s final headliners seem to have benefitted most from their exposure on the Pyramid stage this weekend as Mumford & Sons are heading for number one – despite not having released a new record.
Babel, the Grammy-winning fastest-selling album of 2012, is back in the album charts and, according to midweek predictions, is set to take the top spot this Sunday having already sold nearly four times as many copies this week as it did the previous week.
The record sold 573,000 copies in the UK alone last year, and more than 2 million copies in America. The Mumfords’ first album, Sigh No More, is also back in the top ten surging 29 places from number 8.
The Surrey four-piece, whose Glastonbury appearance came just weeks after bassist Ted Dwane underwent brain surgery for a blood clot, headlined on Sunday night. Their set has been watched 163,650 times since Sunday on BBC’s catch-up platform iPlayer.
The Mumfords now have seven tracks in the Official Singles Chart Top 200.
Other Glastonbury acts have also seen a remarkable rise in album sales. All four of albums by Friday night’s headline act the Arctic Monkeys are now back in the top 100 and their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, is in the top 20 at number 15.
Sales of the Rolling Stones’ compilation album Grrr have tripled while the other Saturday night headliners, Chase & Status, saw No More Idols climb 136 places to number 36. Bastille’s Bad Blood and Rudimental’s Home are also back in the top ten.
Jake Bugg also looks likely to remain in the top 5 having seen a very healthy gain in sales, with demand of his self-titled debut album up +253.3 per cent on last week.
Spotify also recording an increase in streams for acts featured at Glastonbury. Arctic Monkeys saw a three-fold increase in streams since Friday, while Chic saw a 260 per cent rise in streams the Rolling Stones' streams went up by 125 per cent.
film Sex scene trailer sees a shirtless Jamie Dornan turn up the heat
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
- 5 Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Kate Middleton
Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
As Better Call Saul launches, here are the other spin-off shows we need to see
Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign