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Mumford and Sons confirm they'll play Glastonbury '13

Mumford and Sons confirm they'll play Glastonbury '13

Mumford & Sons will play this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, they have today confirmed.

The appearance had come into question after their bassist Ted Dwane recently underwent brain surgery, causing the group to cancel several US festival dates, including one at Bonnaroo. 

"To be honest, Ted dealt with the whole thing better than any of us could have imagined and I don't think there is any need to dramatise what was obviously a very dramatic situation," Ben Lovett from the band said.

"All we feel is incredibly grateful and happy that he's going to be OK, and that we're going to get back out on that stage at Glastonbury as four brothers and do what we do."

He then continued to talk about their debut at the festival in 2008.

"To have 1,000 people turn up and sit in a field and watch us play some songs... that completely blew my mind. 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. But 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."

Mumford & Sons headlines Glastonbury's Sunday night (June 30th)

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