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Mumford & Sons announce hiatus

Glastonbury headliners and folk hitmakers Mumford & Sons have announced plans to go on a hiatus.

The band has just finished touring relentlessly in support of their hit album ‘Babel’ and, according to a new interview with Rolling Stone, need some time to live their lives outside the group.

Keyboardist Ben Lovett told the magazine: “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.

"I don’t think we’ve had actually much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band. I think that’s what’s in place at the moment, to do very little – especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons.”

The band have been dedicated to their performance so much in recent months that even after having brain surgery to remove a bloodclot, band member Ted Dwane still went on to perform with the group at Glastonbury even though they considered cancelling.

"Ted wanted to play the day he got out!” said Marcus Mumford. “The three of us had to sit down and be like, 'Dude, it's alright, let's just can these. Go and sleep!'"






Watch the band’s video for ‘Babel’ below: