June 25, 2013 8:47

Mumford and Sons confirm Glastonbury performance after Ted Dwane's illness

The band will still play Worthy Farm as bassist recovers from brain surgery

Mumford and Sons confirm Glastonbury performance after Ted Dwane's illness

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Mumford and Sons have confirmed that they will still headline Glastonbury this weekend (June 30), two weeks after bassist Ted Dwane had brain surgery.

The band were forced to cancel a string of dates in the US after Dwane was taken to hospital with a blood clot. Speaking to the Radio Times, keyboardist Ben Lovett said their band-mate had recovered and was "going to be OK". He added: "We're going to get back out on that stage at Glastonbury as four brothers and do what we do."

Mumford and Sons will headline Glastonbury this weekend along with Arctic Monkeys and The Rolling Stones. "Whenever we tour elsewhere then come back to Glastonbury, it always reminds us how brilliant it is to be British, and what a great British institution it is," Lovett said.

At the beginning of last week (June 17), Ted Dwane thanked fans for their support after he was discharged from hospital following brain surgery. The bassist posted a short message alongside a picture of his freshly shaved head on the Mumford and Sons website "Bear with a sore head!" the message read. "Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working! I’m home."

Along with headlining Glastonbury, Mumford & Sons are scheduled to play their biggest ever headline show at London's Olympic Park on July 6. The outdoor event, which is the first non-festival headline show to take place on the renovated London 2012 Olympic Games site, will also feature Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Haim and newcomers Bear's Den, all of which were handpicked by the band.

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