Mumford & Sons cancels Bonnaroo performance

Mumford & Sons cancels Bonnaroo performance

June 13th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Members of the musical group Mumford & Sons, from left, Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall, pose backstage with the best long form music video award for "Big Easy Express" and the album of the year award for "Babel" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in this 2013 file photo.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

According the band's website, Mumford & Sons has canceled their Saturday night headlining performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts.

Festival because an illness to one of the members.

The band posted this message on their Facebook page late Thursday night:

Dear friends,

It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain...

Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and

our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we

could've we would've, you know that about us. We trust that you can

respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have


On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank everyone for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.

Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win

Bonnaroo official said they were working on a replacement.