Mumford and Sons are a hit online this morning after announcing plans to host two summer festivals. The folk group will headline large outdoor concerts in Huddersfield and Galway in June and have said they are drawing inspiration from their own favourite festivals for the gigs.
"The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favourite festivals like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland's Loopallu Festivals. We want to stop off in towns not usually heavily toured by bands, and celebrate the people, food and music that inhabit them," the band explained in a statement.
"We’re keen to promote the town’s local businesses, and we’ll be using the local bars and venues for aftershow parties, whilst working closely with the local people to get everyone involved in making these shows spectacular. There will be a host of our friends playing too, and the vibe falls somewhere between ‘travelling Victorian circus’ and ‘Victorian travelling circus’. It should be a whole lot of fun."
The first event will take place at Huddersfield's Greenhead Park on June 2, with the second, a week later at Galway's Salthill Park on June 9. Tickets go on sale on April 21 at 9am.