Mumford and Sons get festival ready with tequila and a hug

As pre-stage rituals go, there’s a simple charm to what Mumford & Sons do.

“A little tequila drinking and a hug,” says bassist Ted Dwane. “It works.”

Expect a few sips then on Friday night before the band goes out to play for 90,000 people as they headline the Reading festival for the first time.

“This is one of the last massive ticks that we’re all dying to get off the list,” admits Ted as they finalise songs.