November 6 saw the release of Ellie Goulding’s third studio album, Delirium, which has now become her highest charting album to date. And on December 16, the “Love Me Like You Do” hitmaker performed at London’s Roundhouse alongside Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett of British folk rock band Mumford and Sons.
The 28-year-old shared a black and white photo of herself and Mumford while on stage and captioned it, “Singing with my wonderful friends Ben Lovett and Marcus Mumford in aid of Streets of London #tacklingHomelessness. Thanks also to Ben’s increduble wife Jemima for bringing @lasmisNYC to the RoundHouse and raising even more bunse [sic].” In case you didn’t know, “bunse” is cockney rhyming slang for money.
Also present that night were John Newman, Rudimental, Olly from the band Years & Years, MNEK, and Kwabs. Last year as well, Goulding had organized a similar event that featured Bastille and Tom Odell. What’s more impressive is that the tickets were nominally priced at £2.95 (about $4.40 USD) per ticket and £1.95 (about $2.90 USD) per transaction.
In a previous Instagram post as well, Goulding thanked everyone for attending with a long message, writing, “Last night was truly epic. The dedication and good spirits of every person involved really moved me. Every musician who came to perform did so out of the kindness of their hearts, giving up their time for a wonderful cause.” She went on to explain how among all the laughs and tears, the Christmas cheer was prominent as they raised money for the less fortunate.
Image Source: Instagram/elliegoulding