Mumford & Sons to be joined by Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines, Mystery Jets at 2013 Stopover gig

The band will be hosting their lone UK Gentlemen of the Road Stopover event in Lewes on July 19-20

Mumford & Sons to be joined by Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines, Mystery Jets at 2013 Stopover gig

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Mumford and Sons have announced details of this summer's Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows.

The band will play five Stopover events in 2013, with the shows taking the form of a Friday night gig followed by an all day event on the Saturday.

The only UK date takes place at Convent Fields in Lewes on July 19-20. Vampire Weekend headline on July 19, with shows from Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, Mystery Jets, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit and The Very Best Soundsystem on July 20.

Tickets go on sale at 11am (GMT) on February 8. Tickets cost £75 + £20 for limited camping tickets. For more information and tickets visit: Gentlemenoftheroad.com

In a statement, 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."

They continue: "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."

Four North American Stopovers will follow the UK date, with a supporting bill that includes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Vaccines, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hey Rosetta!, fun., Alabama Shakes, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Bear's Den and more.

The shows will take place in Simcoe, Canada (August 23-24), Troy, Ohio (August 30-31), Guthrie, Oklahoma (September 6-7) and St Augustine, Florida (September 13-14).

The 2013 Stopover shows follow similar events last year in Huddersfield, Galway, Portland ME, Bristol VA, Dixon IL, Monterey CA, and Dungog, Australia.

Read More On This Artist

Mumford and Sons Merchandise
More News
Bono: 'Nobody has deleted more U2 songs in the last five years than U2'
Paul McCartney asks for 'Meat Free Monday' support
The Vaccines' frontman co-writes song with country singer Caitlin Rose - listen
Aphex Twin reveals his kids, wife, mum and dad feature on 'Syro'
Katy B pulls out of gig following brother's death
Royal Blood's Mike Kerr says the idea that rock music is the most authentic genre is...
U2's Bono thinks he has the solution to music piracy and declining album sales
Butthole Surfers drummer picks up 'Yard Of The Month' award in Austin neighbourhood
Julian Casablancas cryptic about future Strokes shows: 'A tour's a great way to destroy...
Jack White takes pop at Foo Fighters during 'Kanye West-esque rant' at Boston gig –...
Miley Cyrus facing possible jail time after being spanked with a Mexican flag
Mark E Smith on Kate Bush: 'I never even liked her first time around'
Papa Roach frontman: 'my uncle kissed me and he gave me herpes'
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl says he's 'never played a show like this' at...
Seth Rogen hired as Waka Flocka Flame's 'official blunt roller'
Musicians react as Scotland votes in independence referendum
Jay Z fighting lawsuit over use of the word 'oh' in 'Run This Town'
Arcade Fire's Win Butler says he has no plans for retirement
Disclosure and Sam Smith enlist Schoolboy Q for 'Latch' remix – listen
Dr Dre's long-awaited new album will not be called 'Detox'
Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against ex-boyfriend for releasing early masters
September 17 officially declared 'Foo Fighters Day' in Richmond, Virginia

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today