"My best friend Aly was victim of a homophobic attack on the night of October 14th on her way from home. She’s suffering from several facial fractures (lower jaw, cheekbone) and missing nine teeth.
Medical bills have already started stacking up; MRI, CT-Scan and the first oral surgery. The first week was hard and it’s just the beginning . We don’t know how long she’ll remain hospitalized but the three oral surgery and the replacement of her missing teeth will cost approximately $6300. The family have already incurred a lot of money in medical debt and are struggling to keep up. We have set up this page in the hope that friends and people in general will be able to help relieve some of the financial strain.
Please feel free to leave a note with your donation. Every euro/dollar counts. If you can donate $1, that’s awesome. If you can donate more, that awesome too! Anything you pledge will help during this desprate time for Aly and I would like to personally thank you for your support and donations. Thank you ALL in advance for taking the time out of your day to visit the page.”
If you can help her with a donation of any size or just share this, it would be amazing. Come on Mumfamily, let’s do this for her! We are a family!
Come together, Mumford & Sons fans. While the nature of this post is not that which one would typically find on this blog, it must be shared. Please do what you can for Aly, even if that means a simple reblog to spread the word!
Haim joined Mumford and Sons on the Gentlemen of the Road day stage in the Avalon Cafe this afternoon at Glastonbury Festival.
The band took to the stage in the small packed out tent, curated by Mumford and Sons, at 5.45pm, opening with ‘Honey and I’.
"How the fuck is everyone doing today," shouted bass player Este Haim before the band launched into a singalong version of ‘Forever’. They followed it with ‘The Wire’ and an elongated guitar freak-out before inviting Mumford as Sons onstage to perform a cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Dead Flowers’.
"How was that with a bit of Mumford and Sons for you" Este Haim said before the two bands launched into another Rolling Stones cover - ‘Honky Tonk Blues’. After the song, Marcus Mumford grabbed the mic, telling the crowd "that’s Haim everybody" as they all went offstage.
Prior to Haim’s appearance, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons appeared on stage for the last song of Michael Kiwanuka’s set in the small Avalon Cafe.
The three members of the band - who headlined the Pyramid Stage last year - covered Neil Young’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’ with Kiwanuka. They were also joined by members of Bear’s Den and The Staves for the track, which finished with Marcus Mumford high-fiving Kiwanuka before saying “Give it up for Michael Kiwanuka and his amazing band, ladies and gents.”
The appearance of the band members - minus banjo player Winston Marshall - makes for the first performance from the band since they announced their hiatus last year when they finished touring their Grammy Award winning second album ‘Babel’. _____ Read this article at NME.com.
It’s been one whole year since Mumford & Sons headlined Glastonbury Festival, three since they played the Other Stage stage and six since they made their debut appearance. This year they’re taking a break from performing duties, however…
We are very excited to announce that Gentlemen of the Road will still be in attendance at the festival this very weekend, where they’ve curated an eclectic line-up of performers for the intimate Avalon Cafe in the Field of Avalon on Saturday 28th June!
The following have been confirmed to appear, with room for some surprises too…
Bear’s Den Michael Kiwanuka Johnny Flynn Nick Mulvey Rubblebucket King Charles RHODES
The stage opens at 11:30am with a set from GOTR friend and comedian Thomas Gray; another friend and comedian Alfie Brown will be compering the whole event.
If you’re heading to Glastonbury make sure you come on down!
*Please note* this is a Gentlemen of the Road event only and NOT a Mumford & Sons performance.
“Mumford & Sons won the award for International Achievement. Following a video tribute to the band, frontman Marcus Mumford accepted the gong, joking: ‘That felt a bit like a fucking obituary, but thank you.’ He added that the band were currently ‘hibernating’.”—Mumford & Sons won the 2014 Ivor Novello award for International Achievement on 22nd May, 2014. [Via]