Mumford & Sons fans won't have to sing "I Will Wait" much longer! After a bit of a hiatus and widespread rumors of a breakup, the British folk band is officially booked for a huge upcoming gig.
The lineup for the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Mumford & Sons is headlining the star-studded weekend in Manchester, Tenn. The announcement comes almost a year after rumors first spread that band members Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, and Marcus Mumford could be parting ways.
Though representatives for the Grammy-winning group denied the talk at the time, the Bonnaroo booking is the first official evidence that the band is still together. The "Lover of the Light" performers have been noticeably quiet in the years since the September 2012 release of their sophomore album Babel.
The rockers last performed in concert in September 2013. That same month, keyboardist Lovett told Rolling Stone that fans were in for a Mumford & Sons dry spell. "There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show," he said at the time. "We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that."
Banjo player Marshall sparked breakup speculation in March 2014, when he told Vulture, "I wish I had something to say about Mumford & Sons. It was a good time. It's over."
With Mumford & Sons' big gig ahead, the band is expected to release a third studio album. The musicians will be joined at Bonnaroo by the likes of Billy Joel, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, Earth Wind & Fire, and Florence + The Machine.
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