Mumford & Sons To Headline Ontario’s Norfolk Festival

Folk band contemplates the unpredictability of the festival booking.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

British folk band Mumford & Sons will be headlining the Ontario's Norfolk Festival, recently telling The Canadian Press that the gig makes them a little nervous.

"It's a little bit rattling to your insecurity because you don't know what's going to happen," frontman Marcus Mumford said on Tuesday. "Like you're playing at a festival but you might be playing at the same time as a band that you much prefer to your own band, for example. There's no way of really knowing what's going to happen. But we really started rising to the challenge of playing to crowds that weren't necessarily entirely our own."

Mumford will be playing alongside such acts as Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta, the Vaccines, and Willy Mason at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds in Simcoe, Ontario August 23rd and 24th.

The band began in 2009 with their debut album "Sign No More," which reached number one in a number of countries and earned them several awards, such as two Grammy nods as well as three Billboard Music Awards. They followed that up with this year's "Babel," which went to number one in the UK as well as The States. They're currently nominated for six Grammys, and they'll find out if the statues are theirs this weekend when the awards are held on February 10th.

Tickets are $109 and go on sale as of 11am on Friday, February 8th.

Photo: Mumford & Sons