A Christmas message from Mumford & Sons

Just thought we’d drop you a note to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012!

It’s been another eventful year for the four of us – getting to see The Northern Lights after playing Saint Magnus Cathedral in Orkney… sharing the stage with Mr Dylan and the Avett Brothers at The Grammys… the Railroad Revival Tour… Glastonbury and then Hyde Park the week after with Arcade Fire!

And in the latter part of our 2011 we’ve been nesting and writing and starting to record our second LP. We’re better friends than we’ve ever been and we’re so excited about the future, releasing more records and getting back out on the road. But taking the opportunity if we may, we’d like to thank our amazing team, all those who work tirelessly on and off the road. You would be amazed at the number of great people we have the pleasure of working with as Mumford & Sons. And first and foremost we’d like to thank You, the folk who support us, come to our shows and listen to the music we make, without whom the past couple of years would have been very different!

With all our love,

Ben, Win, Marcus and Ted

Mumford & Sons

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2 comments

  1. TLee says:

    Merry Christmas to M&S and their families,
    and to all reading from all around the globe … from Sydney, Australia

  2. Marisol says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 to you too guys! You’ve been great this year and I wish you the best for this coming year.
    Hope you come to MEXICO, please! Monterrey loves you (: I can’t die without going to one of your gigs! lol Anyway, if you don’t come to me, I’ll go to you someday haha. My best wishes

  3. AwokenSoul says:

    Will you please come to Jazz Fest in New Orleans again this year? Y’all were so amazing and I’m dying to see y’all again!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas to you gentelman as well. Can’t wait to see you live for the 6th time. Come back to Philly soon !! Just got my 3rd set of your lyrics tatooed on my flesh. “In these bodies we will LIVE, in these bodies we will DIE” (across right forearm). “Where you invest your LOVE, you invest your LIFE” (across left forearm) Your music is what keeps me living each day the way it was meant to be lived. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely love your music…hopefully you will be touring in my neck of the woods soon :) Have a very merry christmas and happy new year!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I hope this story will give testimony to other people of faith. Believe that love conquers all. Drugs and empty attempts led me to church and the need would present itself after attending services for a few years. A single mom of a beautiful girl had it’s difficulties but we made the best of what little we had. The Lord never tested us beyond our means until last year. Families support only until their lifestyles are compromised. The fellowship of a 12 step group was useful and has great power when getting sober, but when pushed to it’s limits even that wasn’t any match to what the devil was presenting me. Cancer came into my life and gave me a new purpose at the time. Surviving got old though and self will came back. The drug came shortly there after. I began using my poison again after it was all said and done. My will to live has returned, but it took some bottom feeding to spark off a new passion for life. Grateful to be alive today and I love songs that inspire me. Mumford and Sons, although somewhere across the world give me fire in my heart for life and love. I share this with you today and hope that it last a life time. Weather its a short one or a long one. We only get this one chance it so put your all in every moment, I plan on it. Merry Christmas for those that it applies. Others just hold on to what you believe and make every day count. With love and hope for a revival of faith and love in us all.

  7. doornkampm says:

    Merry christmas and hope you visit holland in 2012 love the music you make.

  8. bjw408h says:

    Happy Christmas, and blessings in 2012. Looking forward to seeing you a couple more times in 2012!

  9. PMelody says:

    Haha, Thank you very much for this update! I wish all of u a blessed and happy New Year, also wishing u a wonderfull Christmas :)
    Love from Ahmed ;)

  10. sakicavs says:

    Merry Christmas to you all it has been an amazing year, I am so happy the masses are discovering the amazing music you have created. We all look forward to the new music and live shows to follow, have a wonderful holiday and cheers!

  11. dollymac74 says:

    Thank you! I was so lucky to have seen you guys in concert this past month, it was amazing! I look forward to seeing more from you for a long , long time!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for being yourselves in everything you do and for staying true to who you are as individuals. I also appreciate you sharing playlists and introducing me to new artists. A year and a half ago, I never thought I would fall in love with a band. True love never dies and you have a fan for life. May you continue to be blessed…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  13. RieannaG says:

    Thank you! Also Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! I am very glad that I was introduced to your music by my best friend! You guys’ are simply amazing! I am hoping that you go on another tour soon becasue I am dying to see you all live. Thank you again for your gift of music!

  14. makanani76 says:

    Love your music, love your spirit and love your passion. Your music has touched my soul and I am so appreciative of your gift. Thank you! Happy Holidays :)

  15. mphsquared says:

    Thank you for giving the gift of songs a man journeying to reconciliation but still with both feet in the water can sing at the top of his lungs. Have a great Christmas. Hoping you’ll come to Montreal sometime!

  16. filippe says:

    Merry xmas for all of you too…and…
    What about come to Brazil…like,soon?

  17. ajpindy says:

    I am so happy for your success. I am also happy that others have finally caught on to your music. I saw that Billboard has The Cave in their top 10 “alternative” songs of 2011. They are at least 1 year late on that one:) Lastly, I’ve always wanted to share how I love that you are grammatically correct in your songs. I appreciate you not butchering the English language!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I hope you all have a very merry christmas and a happy new year! The great joy and pleasure I (&many more) have gotten from your music is indescribable. The passion, faith and love in your songs shine through and really touch all of us. The past few years have been quite difficult for me and I just thank you so much for making the music that you do. I look forward to seeing you in London next year and wish you all the luck with the album, although we all know you won’t need it!

  19. rhalff says:

    C’monn, this message must be accompanied with some sort of christmas song! (Although also I do care about the pandas offcourse…)

  20. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas back boys!! Don’t forget your ‘roots’ and come back to the UK soon please!! My OH was going to buy tickets for me for Xmas ….soooo disappointed :-( Really looking forward to the new album, your music is so intense and thought provoking I can’t get enough!! Hope 2012 is even bigger and better xxx

  21. Mahkis says:

    Merry Christmas for you all, and I wish you all the best. You’re great!
    I can’t wait for your new album, and I hope you return to Brazil soon. I missed your last show here… :(

  22. rantalainen says:

    Thank you so much! I’m so excited about your new record and I hope that you come to Finland to do a few gigs!!

  23. dangershot says:

    THANKS FOR THE PANDA

  24. trina789 says:

    Merry xmas cant wait for the new album in the new year and hopefully i will get to see you guys live

  25. vedek says:

    Merry Christmas guys and good luck with the sessions for the new album. Very much looking forward to that. It was an honour to see you play in the Shetland Islands earlier in the year! Cheers!

  26. meast says:

    Merry Christmas, gents! So happy I could see some of your sets at two different shows I worked on this year (Bridge School & KROQ Xmas). Love Of The Light is going to be SO HUGE!! You deserve everything with which you’re being showered right now. Thank you for your music!

  27. Anonymous says:

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: The native council of Elders brings this message to you all. we must keep the light always burning within our hearts and soul send the light to those who’s light has gone out and help them to be enlighted once more.Remember we are here to heal and help all our brothers and sisters. AHO! -Whitehorse

  28. loveinvested says:

    Thank you so much, and Merry X-mas to you and yours! Your music fills me with joy and LOVE, and I pay it forward! You make me want to hug strangers! I needed you in my life, so glad I got to see you again here in Los Angeles! Be good, take care of yourselves and I hope many good things will come your way in 2012 and always! Keep your SUBSTANCE, and I will follow you with my whole life!

  29. jennafudge says:

    Awesome guys, can’t wait for you to return to Hamilton..

  30. risewiseopeneyes says:

    Merry Christmas! Sending love and good energy your way. Your music takes me to a beautiful place. Keep singing with an open heart…always follow those hearts boys!

  31. psalmterry says:

    Your music and your passion lit up the KeyArena in Seattle last week! Thanks for passing through here. My wife and I had an excellent time. Happy Christmas!

  32. wade25 says:

    Happy Holidays!!! Hope to see you in New York City in 2012!!

  33. krazepopeye says:

    merry christmas mumford & sons i love your music guys your awesome keep making great music happy new year thanks

  34. jessica.dallas says:

    You guys were amazing in Portland, Oregon on December 6th! I can’t wait to see you again and to hear your next album.

  35. ozrev says:

    Good to see guys. Trust you and yours have a happy and fulfilling Christmas.
    PS: When are you guys coming to Australia? AND…there are other cities outside Sydney and Melbourne. Brisbane would truly welcome you all. Look forward to it. Cheers.. :-)

  36. TallyMcNally says:

    Have a happy Christmas you guys! And a happy 2012! :D

  37. elleira92 says:

    This put a HUGE smile on my face!
    YAY! Cannot wait for the next record.
    Merry CHRISTMAS!
    Love, love love love.

  38. ajschembri says:

    Love you guys!!! Your all awesome and incredibly talented!! Hope you all have an amazing holiday and PLEASE DON’T BE SHY COME BACK TO TORONTO!! We want to see you boys again in the New Year!!!

  39. kiffy says:

    Thank you, we all can’t wait to hear the new album and please come to malaysia aswell!

  40. Tricia02 says:

    Thank you for the warm greetings you guys! Merry Christmas too! You have had an awesome year and i will never forget the first time i saw you guys at the Grammys. I became a fan ever since. You are now my favorite band ever and your songs just lifts me up and gives me hope. Your music is life changing i love each and every single one of you. Any chance of touring in Asia? You’ll complete my life if you do. I know im only one fan in now millions of your fans but seeing you guys live in concert would be the best thing i will ever experience. Thank you for making such beautiful music and i cannot wait for the next album! Goodluck and Godspeed!

  41. alimarie16 says:

    Merry Christmas!! I hope you have a great time with family and friends over the holidays, so you’re able to release the new album! Would love to see you guys here in Florida. I just wanted to thank you for the music that makes me happy, love y’all so much. -ali

  42. cecilia-og says:

    I’ve never heard any music with so much passion like yours, I have chills every time I listen to Sigh No More. You lads are the most incredible, hilarious, intelligent, talent, awsome men in the whole world! I cannot wait for the next album and I beg you, please (pretty please) come to BRAZIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you all a wonderful Christmas!!!

  43. Longshanks9 says:

    Lads, I wanted to thank you with every fibre of my body & soul for releasing Sign No More – Without doubt the best debut album I have ever listened too & I only thousands!
    Merry Xmas gentlemen – Massive love & Respect!
    Craig – High Wycombe! x

  44. AwakeMySoul_333 says:

    You guys should go to LA this summer. I’m going for vaca and I’m dieing to see you guys!

  45. dhernandez says:

    Thanks for a great year and all the shows you played at esp in LA at the Gibson :) Cant wait to see you guys live again and for the new record..MERRY CHRISTMAS

  46. MarcusTedWinstonBen says:

    Happy Christmas have a good one from us in Canada. Can’t wait to see you guys again :)

  47. seemore says:

    Merry christmas! I hope you all have a gooden! thank you for all the amazing music =) ..hope to see you guys live again some time soon here in england =P

  48. giuliadm says:

    loved the message! My new year’s eve wishes include getting to see you guys live. Pleaseeeee come to Brazil! lots of love!

  49. Gelfling says:

    saving…

  50. Gelfling says:

    Thank you and merry Christmas! Can’t wait to hear the new album!!

  51. vanderbrat says:

    please please please come to benicassim 2012 you have no idea it would mean the world holy crap

  52. Anonymous says:

    A merry Christmas to you all, band and crew. Your music is constantly with me, it moves me and gets me moving! (Seriously, your music is great to walk around town to! Now if I can just stop singing aloud to it like a crazy person!)

    I do hope in the next year you might make it to New England, somewhere like Northampton MA or even better, Burlington VT! I’ll keep my eyes on your tour schedule, guys! Also, can’t wait to hear your new LP! Yay!!

  53. Shelbel says:

    Thank you for touching my soul with your music and lyrics. I can’t wait to give your CD to my 70 year old Dad for Christmas! I know his soul will be touched as well. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! ~Michelle

  54. Anonymous says:

    Your music, your passion really speaks to your fans. I have my entire family hooked on Sigh No More….we love it! we listen to it on all of our road trips, and we cannot wait to hear new music. Thank you for making such exciting music and writing lyrics that whisper to the soul. We truly hope to see you live in 2012….your most devoted, wildflower.

  55. vashtakala says:

    Congratulations on everything and still hoping you guys win in all four categories in this years grammy’s!!!!!! Love the band

  56. rejean says:

    Thanks for your show in Montreal. Really enjoyed your music and lyrics. A lot of fun we had me and my son at that amazing show. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012 to all of you and looking forward for your new album and next show.

  57. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Lads and a Merry Christmas to you as well! Your music is alive and it makes me feel that way too.

  58. sharonb says:

    Merry Christmas, not only bought your album, but did it in a down town little shop. Please think of doing Telluride in 2012.

    Sharon Bray in Colorado

  59. Anonymous says:

    M&S, you are incredibly loved and appreciated. I couldn’t be more proud to be your fan. Like so many others, I’m in an anticipatory frenzy for the next album and the 2012 tour schedule. Have a Merry Christmas, and may 2012 bring joy to each of you!

  60. Anonymous says:

    Aww, how sweet of you :) I just started listening to you guys in August of this year and I can’t thank you enough for how much joy and life your music has brought to my heart in the last few months. Thank you so much for sharing your souls with me through your music. Enjoy this time off with your families and loved ones; I can’t think of anyone who deserves to relax more than you boys! Can’t wait to hear more from you next year! ~All my best, Erin

  61. geeStellaaa says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy new you to each of you guys as well. Hope you guys enjoy your time off the road and recording. I’m very excited and eager to hear the new album. Love your music. I can listen to it all day and not get tired of it. You guys were amazing at Live 105’s Not So Silent Night in Oakland, CA. Please come back soon!! We love you here. Merry Christmas :)

  62. valoriemaddox says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you and can’t wait to see you in 2012!!!!~Valorie

  63. badwolf700 says:

    You will one day be the best band in the world, new album will blow us away. And until then, keeping working hard, you rock x

  64. kbellitto says:

    God bless and have a Merry Christmas and happy healthy New Year. Thank you!!
    xo
    Karen

  65. jdbenz11 says:

    Thank you so much for the Christmas wishes & thanks to all of you for your amazing music which has been a great soul mate for me this year. It certainly put joy in my heart at times I needed it most. Love & blessings to you in the coming year.

  66. wrotaa says:

    Merry Christmas !:) And please visit Poland :c

  67. tielle says:

    A crisp tenner to the first person who correctly names which band member is inside the panda costume ;) My money’s on Ted.

  68. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for all the “lifesaving” music that relly touches my soul every time listening to it. Through your music I can feel my soul and I have learn to love my ground. Thanks for existing. Love from Emma, Sweden.

  69. robertofthepampas says:

    Thanks for the music, you’re amazing, boys. You deserve we folks listening, absolutely! Can’t wait to new album… & please visit Argentina in 2012!! ;)

  70. loelra0524 says:

    ps i love the panda picture!

  71. Anonymous says:

    merry christmas & happy new year to all of you! thanks for saying thanks..thanks for being awesome..very proud to be a fan, couldn’t love you all more~ looking forward to 2012..
    xoxoxoxo!

  72. lene3 says:

    I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and may God continue to bless you all!

  73. piola says:

    Thank-you! May your Christmas be merry and full of love. Hopefully you’ll be around Europe again in 2012; that, and a release date for the album, are on my Christmas/New Year’s wishlist. Maybe Santa will lend an ear. x

  74. Anonymous says:

    Thank you “my dear”s. y’all are the best. I will hold on hope I love y’all you have brought “life” into to my existence with your music and the love that you show! I am so happy I got to find out about y’all and I want to tell you how happy I am to know we will have your new cd very soon in 2012. Merry merry Christmas and remember all of us in the states will be playing “sigh no more” Christmas Day! Sitting here with “Mississippi mud on her hands” with a ocean between us and y’all four Dudes!! Letsgogirls & hurry back to see us!

  75. dervalblake says:

    Thanks for the music, thanks for the hope, thanks for the light. I hope to find you along the road someday. I’m sure 2012 is going to be as awesome as Winston. Merry Christmas :)

  76. sumuel says:

    Can’t wait for the new album and for you to tour in the US again…please come to Dallas!! And Bonnaroo!! You guys are amaaaaaazzzzzing!