Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road label is set to mount another mini-festival of its own and to take over a stage at Glastonbury this Saturday (June 28).
The multi-million-selling folk heroes have issued a press release promising “some expected (and unexpected) surprises throughout.” Artists confirmed to appear at the Avalon Café in the Field of Avalon include Michael Kiwanuka, Johnny Flynn, Nick Mulvey, King Charles, Rubblebucket, Bear’s Den and RHODES.
The stage will open at 11:30am on Saturday with a performance from comedian Thomas Gray, and fellow comic Alfie Brown will compere the stage throughout the day. “If you’re heading to Glastonbury make sure you come on down!,” says a note on the Mumfords’ website. “Please note this is a Gentlemen of the Road event only and not a Mumford & Sons performance.”
Mumford & Sons were themselves Glastonbury headliners on the Sunday night bill last year, with members of Vampire Weekend, the Vaccines and First Aid Kit all joining them on stage. The band’s second album ‘Babel’ continues to figure in the UK chart, rising 69-66 this week in its 91st week. It’s certified double platinum in the UK, triple platinum in the US and five-times platinum in Australia.