Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons headline Reading and Leeds Festival
Updated: 29 April 2015
Mumford & Sons top the 2015 Reading and Leeds Festival line-up.
The Grammy Award-winning, neo-folkies will perform on the Main Stage at Reading Festival, held at Richfield Avenue, on Friday 28 August. The following day they will head to Bramham Park to headline Leeds Festival.
Along with Mumford & Sons, The Libertines and Metallica will headline the 2015 festival. Alt-J, Bastille, All Time Low and many more will perform at the event on Mumford & Sons' headline day.
Their headline slot follows the release of Wilder Mind, their third album. The collection includes lead single Believe and sees the group evolve into a more pop-rock sound.
About Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons formed in late 2007 with a line-up of Marcus Mumford, Marshall Winston, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane. They quickly established themselves amongst the new-folk scene that was rising out of London, alongside artists such as Lara Marling and Noah and The Whale.
Mumford & Sons went on to release their debut album Sigh No More. It landed the group the BBC’s Sound Of 2009 award. They soon scaled the heights to stardom and gained an army of fans with their beautiful blend of pure, musical genius.
The band’s hit track, Little Lion Man, spread their sound around the country. It took Zane Lowe’s heart and subsequently earned his Track Of The Week accolade. Meanwhile, their album proved to be a success in both the US and UK. It reached No.2 in both countries.
Mumford & Sons follow-up continued their rise. The album, Babel, debuted at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart and Billboard 200. It became the fastest-selling album of 2012 and, with just two albums, the group were set to headline Glastonbury in 2013.
2013 was another huge year for Mumford & Sons. They started by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy Award for Babel and went to wow crowds at Glastonbury.