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Mumford to keep Glasto date, bassist Dwane doing “OK”

By | Published on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Mumford & Sons

Having cancelled all their ‘Summer Stampede’ US live dates only last week, Mumford & Sons have reaffirmed that they’re still able to headline at this weekend’s Glastonbury festival – that’s with bassist Ted Dwane, who is “going to be OK” following his brain operation.

Talking to the BBC even as the band shared new, reset dates for the cancelled ‘Summer Stampede’ shows and an extra ‘wildcard’ in a brand new, nine-date ‘Full English’ trek of North America, keyboardist Ben Lovett said: “We’re going to get back out on that stage at Glastonbury as four brothers and do what we do. Each time we play we’re slightly out of our comfort zone but that’s an inspiration – every time it’s just a bit madder than we were expecting”.

He patriotically added: “Whenever we tour elsewhere then come back to Glastonbury, it always reminds us how brilliant it is to be British, and what a great British institution it is”.