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Mumford and Sons announcerural stopover for GentlemenOf The Road

Dungog is a country town on the Williams River in Hunter Valley, NSW. Its previous claims to fame include a film festival, a rodeo and a “thunderbolt rally”, but that’s all about to change when Mumford & Sons stop by in October.

In conjunction with the teams behind Laneway and Splendour in The Grass, the UK folk outfit will be bringing their Gentlemen Of The Road concept to the historic NSW town of Dungog on Saturday 20th October. The one-day outdoor event is part of a global series of “stopovers”, which debuted in the UK this June. Mumford & Sons describe the series as falling somewhere between “travelling Victorian circus” and “Victorian travelling circus”.

“We want to stop off in towns not usually heavily toured by bands, and celebrate the people, food and music that inhabit them,” the band said. “We’re keen to promote the town’s local businesses, and we’ll be using the local bars and venues for aftershow parties, while working closely with the local people to get everyone involved in making these shows spectacular.”

Headlined by Mumford & Sons (of course), the show will also feature tour buddies Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Sarah Blasko (on the eve of the release of her fourth studio album), Matt Corby, Husky and US singer Willy Mason. Yacht Club DJs round out the bill.

Dungog is three hours by car from Sydney, 1.5 hours from Newcastle. It has a pub, a high school, one stop sign, and Australia’s oldest picture theatre. Camping is available and encouraged. Visit for more details. Tickets on sale next Wednesday (August 15).

The GOTR date is part a large arena tour in October. Dates below.

FasterLouder presents Gentleman Of The Road with Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Willy Mason – full tour dates:

Saturday 13 October – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
Monday 15 October – Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 17 October – Riverstage, Brisbane
Thursday 18 October – Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Saturday 20 October – Gentleman of The Road, Dungog – presented by FL
Tuesday 23 October – Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Thursday 25 October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday 26 October – Royal Theatre, Canberra
Sunday 28 October – Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns
Monday 29 October – Convention Centre, Townsville
Wednesday 31 October – Convention Centre, Gold Coast
Friday 2nd November – Vector Arena, Auckland
Sunday 4th November- Town Hall, Wellington
Tuesday 6th November- CBS Arena, Christchurch

Listen to the new Mumford and Sons song I Will Wait

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grattan said on the 7th Aug, 2012

Mumford and Yacht Club DJs?!

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 7th Aug, 2012

Fuck hahaa, they will fit right in at Dungog.


gumbuoy said on the 7th Aug, 2012

I like the new song. But without any prominent coarse language, what will the nitpickers pick on? Won't somebody think of the nitpickers?


kaydee said on the 8th Aug, 2012

I like Dungog. I like Edward Sharpe and his musical cult. I don't really like Mumford and Sons. But this could be a fun road trip/ camping weekend. Is it all ages? I can't see anything on the website.

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 8th Aug, 2012

"That mash up of Smells Like Teen Spirit was sikkkkkkkkkk m8.


Andeh said on the 8th Aug, 2012

Not a fan on M&S or ESATMZ, but this looks well put together. I hope it succeeds.


eric_kyle said on the 8th Aug, 2012

so hope i can get to this!


eric_kyle said on the 8th Aug, 2012

what do you think? post your comment...


eric_kyle said on the 8th Aug, 2012

no idea what happen to my last post???? does anyone no what the ticket price will be?


Aidan1234567 said on the 8th Aug, 2012

i was thinking the same thing, but alas, it is 18+


InvaderOfSpace said on the 9th Aug, 2012

@aidan, triple j site says the 'stopover' is the same price as their other gigs (which i highly doubt) so $89?


liquidtopaz3 said on the 10th Aug, 2012

Pretty good, considering you get four more acts.


Aidan1234567 said on the 10th Aug, 2012


i said i can't go cause it's 18+ and im 17


InvaderOfSpace said on the 12th Aug, 2012

sorry, wrong person. that was aimes at eri_kyle.i cannot see it being under $100, but ill keep the fingers crossed.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 12th Aug, 2012

Can't be bothered flying to shitty Newcastle just to head to this but pretty good. (I can say it cause I lived in Newcastle). Will probably try & get last min tickets to Rod Laver GA still


grattan said on the 13th Aug, 2012


With a lot of action on the Gentlemen Of The Road site this morning there are a few technical issues loading the page - hang in there! We'll let you know when it's back up and running so you can buy tickets...

Gentlemen Of The Road site is back up and tickets have started to process - thanks for your patience! There is high demand, so be sure not to refresh in order to keep your place in the virtual queue...


retrovertigo said on the 15th Aug, 2012

not a fan of their tunes, but i must say i'm surprised at this undertaking of theirs - giving small towns a big concert and such... it's kinda admirable of them.
a far cry from how conceited they all look in that photo attached to this story!!
good on you m & s ;)


grattan said on the 17th Aug, 2012

Tickets to the first Australian ever Gentlemen Of The Road (A Camping Stopover) to be held in Dungog NSW on Saturday, 20 October have sold out in two days.


Jayride said on the 15th Oct, 2012

anyone need a lift to dungog. got awesome people with spare seats here. grab one: