Mumford & Sons announce biggest ever headline show at London's Olympic Park

Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard and Haim also set to perform

Mumford & Sons announce biggest ever headline show at London's Olympic Park

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Mumford and Sons have announced details of a headline date at London's Olympic Park on July 6 – their biggest ever headline show.

The outdoor event, the first headline show to take place on the renovated Olympic site, will also feature Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Haim (pictured) and newcomers Bear's Den, all of which were handpicked by the band.

"We wanted to do something special, more than just another arena date," multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett told NME. "So when the opportunity to do this came about, and the opportunity to pick a line-up of bands we feel really strongly about, we were naturally pretty excited."

"We've been wanting to do something with Vampire Weekend since we first played with them in 2009," he said. "They're a phenomenal band, one we're really proud to bring over for this. There were no arguments among us when it came to throwing the line-up together – all the acts were ones we feel really strongly about and always have on in the dressing room and so on, so it was a a no-brainer. It's going to be a pretty wild night."

Lovett explains that although writing has "loosely started" on a follow-up to 2012 second album 'Babel', it's unlikely the band will debut new material at this nor their headline Glastonbury show a week earlier. "We're always writing, that never stops, so there's some ideas in place but I doubt we'll rush anything for these shows. Never say never, but it's not something we've discussed. But that's not to say we don't have big plans."

The show will form part of the group's Summer Stampede series, which also includes dates in Dublin, New Mexico and California. Tickets go on sale at 9am on April 19 through Tickets.mumfordandsons.com and Ticketmaster at £57.50 including booking fee.

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