GUTHRIE, Okla. - You hear that?
That's the sound of music.
News broke Tuesday morning of a two-day folk festival coming to Guthrie, Okla. featuring some of the industry's breakout artists.
The highly acclaimed English quartet Mumford & Sons will headline the event, scheduled for Sept. 6 and 7.
The 2013 Gentlemen of the Road Festival will only be stopping in five cities -- and only three in the U.S. -- making the announcement an even more welcome surprise.
Created by the band in 2012, last year's Grammy nominees said the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover spots are chosen specifically for their small-town feel.
On the festival's website, the Mumford & Sons bandmates wrote:
"It’s a real privilege that being in Mumford & Sons has allowed us to be able to shine a light on these towns, places that sometimes don’t get the love they deserve, and to be the facilitators of great musical coming-togethers."
Other bands making the trip include Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Willy Mason, Those Darlins and Bear's Den.
SEE THE LINEUP (http://bit.ly/Guthriemusic)
Said the Alabama Shakes via Twitter following the announcement, "Excited to be joining
@MumfordAndSons on Sept 7 in Guthrie OK for the Gentlemen Of The Road tour! http:// www. gentlemenoftheroad.com / . Tickets on sale 2/8!"
The music will kick off Friday night, starting back up Saturday for an all-day event.
Two-day tickets can be purchased on the festival's website starting Friday at 11 a.m.
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