Mumford and Sons cancel festival shows after Marcus Mumford breaks hand

The band will no long appear in Denmark and Sweden this weekend

Mumford and Sons have cancelled their forthcoming festival appearances in Denmark and Sweden after frontman Marcus Mumford broke his hand last weekend.

The band now will no longer play Denmark’s Northside Festival tonight (June 15) or Hultsfred Festival in Sweden tomorrow (16).

An official statement from the band states: “No other Mumford and Sons shows are expected to be affected.” The band are still scheduled to play Germany’s Southside Festival (June 22) and Hurricane Festival (23), Rock-A-Field in Luxembourg (24) and a host more European festivals, finishing with Poland’s Open’er Festival (July 7), BBK in Spain (13) and Optimus Alive in Portugal (14).

The band are then set to head up four Stateside Gentlemen of the Road Stopover dates in August.

Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons recently spoke to NME about their much-anticipated second album and revealed that they’re currently “finishing it up”.

Speaking in a video which you can see by scrolling down and clicking, multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett said: “There’s no pressure. We’re just a band from London. The fact that the first record did well was great, but it didn’t make our lives. It’s just a by-product of what we do, which is record music and play gigs.”

The folk band’s new album is due for release on September 24 and is set to feature tracks named ‘Below My Feet’, ‘Whispers In The Dark’, ‘Ghosts That We Knew’ and ‘Lover’s Eyes’, which have all been played during their live shows.

Mumford and Sons will release their tour film Big Easy Express on DVD on July 24. The film will also be available a month earlier via iTunes on June 26.

To read a new interview with Mumford and Sons in which they open up about the follow-up to ‘Sigh No More’, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.