Mumford & Sons have outlined plans for two extra Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover shows.
By now one of the biggest bands on the planet, Mumford & Sons have ceased doing ordinary tours. Instead, the band focus on large scale one offs, often using outdoor venues, tagged as Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover shows.
Racing around the country last year, Mumford & Sons have outlined plans for two outdoor shows this summer. Taking place at Convent Fields in Lewes on the 19th and 20th July, the band will be joined by a variety of guests.
Vampire Weekend are set to play a headline show on July 19th, while other guests include The Vaccines, Mystery Jets, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit and The Very Best Soundsystem.
Mumford & Sons: “As Pep Guardiola would probably say, keeping possession of the ball is Rules One, Two and Three of football. As Mumford & Sons would definitely say, Rules One, Two and Three of being a band are: Play Live."
“The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers are all about live music. We get to put them on in towns not normally frequented by touring bands in buses or splitter vans. We deliberately look for towns that have something unique, or some vibe of which they are proud, explore them and enjoy what they have to offer, and then we try to bring a party without leaving too much of a trail of destruction in our wake."
Continuing, the band said: “It's a real privilege that being in Mumford & Sons has allowed us to be able to shine a light on these towns, places that sometimes don't get the love they deserve, and to be the facilitators of great musical coming-togethers. We actually get to put on our own shows. Which means that we get to ask our favourite bands to come and play a show with us, where we just get to watch them play all day. Five times in one summer too. Badass".
Finishing, the statement reads:But there's another rule that applies to both football and music. Doing the Stopovers means that we get to invite a whole bunch of other people to watch these bands with us. And that, the shared experience, is basically all that live music is about."
"We're really excited to be doing more Stopovers and we can't wait to see as many of you as possible this summer! M, W, B & T”.
Weekend tickets go on sale from 11:00am on Friday 8th February.
Mumford & Sons are set to play the following shows:
19 Lewes Convent Fields
20 Lewes Convent Fields