Mumford & Sons announce 2013 summer 'Gentlemen of the Road Stopover'


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Mumford & Sons will play live in Lewes, East Sussex this summer as part of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour.

The band whose album Babel topped the charts in America and the UK last year, will play only a few dates in "towns that have something unique, or some vibe of which they are proud.”

The Stopover tour will come to Lewes on 19 and 20 July, with Mumford & Sons headlining on the Saturday and Vampire Weekend on the Friday. The band will be supported by The Vaccines, The Mystery Jets, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit and The Very Best Soundsystem.

Lewes is the only town in the UK to have been chosen by the band. The other four include Simcoe, Troy, Guthrie and St. Augustine in North America.

Mumford & Sons said: “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.   

“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.”