The Futures Forum Keynote: Team Mumford & Sons
Room 1 | Friday 6 March | 16:45 – 17:45
Host: Paul Stokes
Ben Lovett, Communion Music (US/UK)
Lucy Dickins, WME (UK)
Adam Tudhope, Everybody's (UK)
From humble beginnings as teenagers honing their craft on the UK’s grass-roots venues circuit, London-born Mumford & Sons have, over the past 13 years, risen to become one of the world’s most in-demand live acts.
The band’s recent fourth concert tour, in support of their 2018 electronica-influenced Delta, reflected that album’s evolution in its 360°, in-the-round format – and became their biggest and most successful tour to date, with the nearly 100 arena and festival shows on four continents drawing critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 2020, the Grammy Award-winning group will star in a film about their visit to Senegal to play the Blues du Fleuve festival, Return to Podor, while founding member Ben Lovett is set to open his second venue in London, Lafayette, next month.
At Futures Forum 2020, Lovett will join Mumford & Sons’ long-time manager, Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s) and booking agent Lucy Dickins (WME) to reflect on the band’s journey from banjo-plucking west London folkies to global superstars, with journalist and friend of the band, Paul Stokes, providing the questions.