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Mumford & Sons to screen concert film in cinemas

By | Published on Wednesday 5 October 2016

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are to release a new concert film, ‘Live From South Africa: Dust And Thunder’, in cinemas from 8 Nov. The film was shot by Dick Carruthers at the Monument Amphitheatre in Pretoria in February.

The release of the film follows the band’s mini-album ‘Johannesburg’ with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best, which came out in June. Ahead of that, the band’s Ted Dwane explained: “Since day one, we have been proactive in touring places that most bands often don’t often get to … Going to South Africa felt to us to be an adventure into a continent that none of us knew well. The appetite for live music is huge and the youth culture is exploding with energy and rejuvenation”.

Announcing the new film, the band say in a statement: “This was one of the most exciting shows we played on the ‘Wilder Mind’ tour. We had just spent the preceding couple of days in a studio in Johannesburg with Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg so we couldn’t help but get everyone out on stage to play a few of the songs we’d just written. It was also our first time playing in South Africa and we never could have anticipated such a welcome. This show marks a really exciting time in the journey we have taken as band. A journey fuelled by a desire to explore the world and the connection between the communities of musicians who continue to make it feel like a smaller and smaller place”.

Check which venues near you will be screening the film here, and watch a trailer here: