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Lollapalooza Announces 2013 Line-Up: The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, The Killers Top Bill
The line-up for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival has officially been announced, featuring headliners Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Son, The Killers and The Cure, making their first-ever appearance at the fest.
While the Lollapalooza lineup is still a much rumored discussion, Imagine Dragons let it slip that they’ll be playing the festival this summer.
After taking this year’s coveted Album of the Year GRAMMY for sophomore album Babel, Mumford & Sons have announced a victory lap. British folk-rockers will play a slew of 2013 North American tour dates, including a stop at this year’s Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, this June.
Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, who often inserts religious references into his songwriting, has remained relatively tight-lipped about his religious beliefs, despite the band’s latest album Babel having a biblical-inspired title. That is, until now.
Mumford & Sons literally have fans seeing quadruple in their new video for “Whispers in the Dark.” Director Jim Canty splits the screen four ways to show the pseudo-behind-the-scenes journey that each band member takes to make it to a concert on time – a feat which requires motorcycles, disguises and plenty of running.
Justin Timberlake shattered records on his collaboration with Jay-Z released last month. Now he’s looking to top the charts once more with a very different artist: Marcus Mumford.
Nominated for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album, this was the first time the Denver, CO threesome have graced the stage at the GRAMMYs. Along with Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers are seen as the leaders in the folk-rock revival, having sold more than half a million copies of their self-titled debut album.
The GRAMMY pre-telecast gave out its first award for Best Short Form Music video to Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris for “We Found Love.”
“[It's] a bit daunting but we’d rather play it than just sit in the crowd and be awkward,” Marcus Mumford said. “It’s better than it could be.”
“They’re the British bluegrass guys!” “They’re folk-rock on steroids!” “The little banjo band that could.” Those are some of the ways that Radio.com’s panel of music experts described six-time GRAMMY-nominated band Mumford & Sons, whose album Babel was one of the big success stories of 2012. Watch our Inside The Album Of The Year video below to see the story behind one of rock’s most unlikely arena headliners.