Mumford & Sons plan day festival in Maine

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Mumford & Sons have revealed plans for a series of day festivals in the United States this summer. The English folk-rockers will debut their “Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers” series in Maine when they take over the Eastern Promenade in Portland on Saturday, August 4. Joining them on the bill will be St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice and Haim. Tickets for the event are on sale exclusively through www.gentlemenoftheroad.com for the all-inclusive price of $69.

The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers will take place in three other cities (Bristol, VA/TN; Dixon, IL; Monterey, CA) and is being billed as the band’s only stateside shows this summer. Mumford & Sons created the Stopover series with the intent of stopping by towns that are not often tour destinations. The one-day events will feature all local vendors and businesses as well as an eclectic roster of artists curated by the band themselves.

“The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favorite festivals like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland’s Loopallu Festivals,” the band explained in a press release. “We want to stop off in towns where bands don’t usually tour, and celebrate the local people, food and music.”

“We’ll be using the local bars and venues for after-show parties, whilst working closely with the local people to get everyone involved in making these shows spectacular,” the band added.

Each ticket will include a commemorative “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Passport” and an exclusive digital download compilation album featuring performances taken from various acts across the four shows.

Mumford & Sons are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album. The follow-up to 2009’s Sigh No More is expected to hit stores sometime this fall, though no official release date has been revealed.

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