Mumford & Sons have announced the details of Gentlemen of the Road (A Camping Stopover) for one lucky regional town, while they are out here on their Australian tour. The town that will be hosting the exclusive event will be Dungog, which is located in the Hunter Region, about 3 hours drive north of Sydney.
The one-day, outdoor event in the historic NSW town is part of a global series of GOTR Stopovers, which debuted in the UK this June. The Gentlemen of the Road concept was developed by the members of Mumford & Sons, with the band curating the lineup and overseeing the details of the festival themselves.
The band say of the event: “The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favourite festivals like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland’s Loopallu Festivals. We want to stop off in towns not usually heavily toured by bands, and celebrate the people, food and music that inhabit them. We’re keen to promote the town’s local businesses, and we’ll be using the local bars and venues for aftershow parties, whilst working closely with the local people to get everyone involved in making these shows spectacular. There will be a host of our friends playing too, and the vibe falls somewhere between ‘travelling Victorian circus’ and ‘Victorian travelling circus’. It should be a whole lot of fun.”
The group are readying their new album Babel for worldwide release on 21st September, meaning that Australia will be amongst the first audiences to hear the new songs live. The group topped the 2009 Hottest 100 with Little Lion Man, and brand new single I Will Wait might just do it for them again.
The show will be headlined by Mumford & Sons, with the following acts:
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Willy Mason (the singer, not the football player)
Yacht Club DJs
Tickets on sale Wednesday, 15 August 2012 http://gentlemenoftheroad.com
Gentlemen of the Road (A Camping Stopover), Dungog
Saturday, 20 October 2012 1PM – Midnight.
Transport & Accommodation: http://www.gentlemenoftheroad.com