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Mumford & Sons to headline Galway fest
'The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover' takes place in Salthill in June.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Apr 2012
MCD have announced details of a tasty event taking place on June 9 in Salthill Park, Galway.
The brainchild of Mumford & Sons who are headlining, 'The Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover' is a mini-festival with The Vaccines, Zulu Winter and Nathaniel Ratcliffe also gracing the Main Stage and The Correspondents and Willy Mason on Stage 2.
“The Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favourite festivals like Colorado’s Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland's Loopallu Festivals,” the band explain. “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.”
It sounds it! Tickets priced €49.50 are available on Saturday April 21 from www.musicglue.com and local outlets.