New figures released

Elbow have enjoyed an enormous sales boost after their performance at Glastonbury.

One of the biggest festivals in Europe, Glastonbury is given added prestige by the enormous media coverage afforded to the event. A high profile slot can make or break a group, often leading to a massive rise in sales.

This year's instalment has proved to be no exception. Big winners include Elbow, whose performance on the Pyramid Stage was a deeply emotional union between the Bury band and their fans.

A wonderful live act, Elbow don't seem to be losing their thirst. Given high profile TV coverage, the set has resulted in an enormous sales boost for the group.

HMV has released new figures demonstrating just how Glastonbury can affect a band. Elbow's new album 'Build A Rocket Boys' has been given an enormous 1751% boost on last week's figures.

Albeit Elbow were building from a relatively low sales position, but this indicates just what a high profile slot is worth.

Elsewhere, Mumford & Sons played a storming set and their debut album 'Sigh No More' has again picked up steam. Given a 775% sales increase the boost is remarkably similar to the rise recorded after last year's performance.

Other big winners include Coldplay, Biffy Clyro and U2 all of whom enjoyed a boost to their back catalogue.

Glastonbury closed with a performance from Beyonce, and the pop princess is set to sale back into the charts with new album '4'. Already enjoying strong sales, the record could displace Lady Gaga's latest effort from the top of the charts.

Stay tuned for the latest figures...

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