Bonnaroo 2013: 5 Things to Know About Mumford & Sons

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Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford married Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan in London in April 2012. The duo only dated for a few months before saying 'I Do', after reuniting at a private party she attended with Jake Gyllenhaal. Mumford & Sons--Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, and Ted Dwane--is an English folk rock band that formed in 2007 in West London and gained popularity in the U.S. in 2010.

Take a look at the five things to know about Mumford & Sons before they hit the stage at the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend!

(June 13 update: Mumford & Sons had to drop out of Bonnaroo. See below.)

5) When the band's music did land in the U.S. in 2010, it made it over in a big way. Mumford & Son's debut album, Sigh No More, is the second highest digital album ever sold in the United States, trumped by Adele's 21, according to CBS.

4) Their second studio album, Babel, was released Sept. 24, 2012 and won the group their first Grammy---Album of the Year--at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The name of the album references the story of Babel in the Bible.

3) The biblical reference isn't a huge surprise considering many of the band's lyrics are filled with references to God, prayer and Biblical metaphors. Although Marcus told Rolling Stone he doesn't consider himself to be a Christian, his parents are leaders of the Vineyard Church in the UK and Ireland-an evangelical Christian movement.

2) Frontman Marcus Mumford married Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan in London in April 2012. Long before that though, they were childhood friends--and pen pals--who met through their respective churches, according to Buzz Feed. The husband-and-wife duo only dated for a few months before saying 'I Do', after reuniting at a private party she attended with Jake Gyllenhaal.

1) Ted, the bassist for the group, was rushed to the hospital Monday to remove a blood clot from his brain. The band postponed three concerts in Dallas, New Orleans and Woodlands, Texas as a result this week, but are still expected to perform at Bonnaroo Saturday. "Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment," the band said in a statement on their website. "The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery."

UPDATE: After announcing Thursday that Ted had been discharged from the hospital and is "on the road to a full recovery," Mumford & Sons canceled its performance at Bonnaroo. The band was set to take the stage Saturday night. See their statement here.

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