British folk rockers Mumford and Sons have officially confirmed the show that might turn out to be the biggest one of their career. Set to take place at London's Olympic Park stadium on July 6, the concert will also feature a set of artists hand-picked by the group themselves - Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Haim and Bear's Den.
A performance at the 80,000-capacity venue isn't something a band goes through every day, so it's expected that the London concert will get a very special treatment. The tickets will go on sale starting April 19 via Ticketmaster and the group's official website.
"We wanted to do something special, more than just another arena date," Ben Lovett tells NME. "So when the opportunity to do this came about, and the opportunity to pick a line-up of bands we feel really strongly about, we were naturally pretty excited."
"We've been wanting to do something with Vampire Weekend since we first played with them in 2009," he said. "They're a phenomenal band, one we're really proud to bring over for this. There were no arguments among us when it came to throwing the line-up together all the acts were ones we feel really strongly about and always have on in the dressing room and so on, so it was a a no-brainer. It's going to be a pretty wild night."
The show itself is a part of the Summer Stampede concert series, which also includes performances in Dublin, New Mexico and California. The band's latest studio effort, "Babel," was released back in September 2012 via Island Records. With 159,000 copies sold within the first week, it became the UK's fastest selling album of 2012, topping both the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 list.