Watch Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, Haim cover ‘The Weight’ by The Band

The performance was part of the band's US Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour

Click above to watch fan-shot footage of Mumford and Sons, The Maccabees, Haim and a host of other artists covering ‘The Weight’ by The Band.

The rowdy performance took place as part of Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover one-day festival in Portland, Maine, earlier this month (August 4). Other bands on the bill and taking part in the show finale included Simone Felice, Apache Relay, St. Vincent, Dawes and Dropkick Murphys.

The London-based band are currently on tour in the United States and have two more Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover shows planned, as well as a number of headline shows. They play Page Park in Dixon, Illinois on August 18 with Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay and Haim and Monterey County Fairgrounds in California on August 25 with Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay and Haim.


The band return to the UK on September 24 to play London’s Roundhouse as part of the iTunes Festival. They also release their second album, ‘Babel’, that day.

‘Babel’, which is the follow-up to the quartet’s hugely successful debut ‘Sigh No More’, has been produced by Arcade Fire/Coldplay collaborator Markus Dravs, who also worked with the band on their first album.

Mumford & Sons recently unveiled the new song ‘I Will Wait’. Speaking about the album, they said: “As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.”


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