Marcus Mumford ditches Mumford & Sons for new solo project

Austin, Texas - Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons is leaving the rest of the band behind for a new creative venture in the wonderful world of music.

Marcus Mumford is leaving Mumford & Sons behind for a new solo project.
Marcus Mumford is leaving Mumford & Sons behind for a new solo project.  © Collage: VALERIE MACON & SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP

Those attending either weekend of Austin City Limits music festival in October will witness Marcus perform in a manner they've never seen him before: solo.

That's right – Mumford & Sons' lead singer is stepping out on his own for the first time, and he's making a stop deep in the heart of Texas.

According to an email from ACL Festival, those hitting up Zilker Park for weekend one or two of the fest "will be among the first to see [Marcus'] brand-new solo project performed live."

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Mumford & Sons previously played ACL Fest in 2016 and 2019, but commanding a stage as a solo artist will offer a much different experience for the 35-year-old musician.

Marcus' addition is one of several that have been announced since ACL Fest dropped its initial lineup in May. Artists like Tai Verdes, Death Cab for Cutie, and Culture Club, the Ventures, and Adrian Quesada of the Black Pumas were recently added, too.

Though Marcus has yet to release any solo music, we're definitely keeping our eyes and ears peeled for some drops soon!

Cover photo: Collage: VALERIE MACON & SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP

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