Cape Town – After the news broke on Monday morning that British rockers Mumford & Sons are heading to SA next year, fans have been freaking out on social media.
And we must say, with good reason!
As arguably the most requested live artists in the world today, and having headlined an incredible thirteen festivals across Europe and America throughout the (British) summer, the band will arrive in South Africa for three live performances, and will undoubtedly be the undisputed highlight of our country’s cultural calendar.
To get everyone even more excited, check out these 6 things Mumford & Sons have been up to lately:
1) Back in June, Mumford & Sons returned to the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester Tennessee to headline an event they hold very close to their hearts, and candidly film the video to their huge single, The Wolf. It’s a lot of fun!
2) On their travels, Mumford & Sons have made no secret of their love for new music. Hot new bands pepper the line-ups of The Stopovers across the globe, including Cape Town’s very own Beatenberg! One particular favourite of theirs is hot young British artist, Shura. Their new-found love went as far as reimagining her track 2Shy, for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
3) Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland was the scene of the fifteenth of seventeen Gentlemen Of The Road Stopovers the band has curated and promoted to date, and the band’s first full British live performance since the release of their third album, Wilder Mind. The Stopover line-ups this year have been stellar, including jaw-dropping performances from Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Beatenberg, and Primal Scream.
4) The band smartly followed that up with two jubilant sold-out dates at the legendary Forum in LA, joined on stage by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, The Vaccines, and Jack Garratt on the second night, to perform The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams.
5) The band also managed to fit in a secret midnight performance at The Troubadour, the scene of their first ever show there back in February 2010. This time it was Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello who joined the band on stage, performing Bruce Springsteen’s Ghost Of Tom Joad to a fortunate few hundred fans. The evening concluded with Mumford & Sons, Tom Morello, Mark Hoppus, and T Bone Burnett covering Blink 182’s What’s My Age Again?
6) Earlier that week, the band visited the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and appeared in a ‘mockumentary’ alongside Kimmel: Behind The Mumfords. It told the story of the band’s fictional early days as a boy band called Mumtown, back in the 90s, featuring fifth member, Jimmy ‘Mum’ Kimmel.
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