THROUGH MUMFORD & SONS WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE WORLD AND MEET FASCINATING WONDERFUL PEOPLE. GOTR IS OUR WAY OF BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY OF MUSIC LOVERS TOGETHER WITH THOSE COMMUNITIES WE ENCOUNTER.
Gentlemen of the Road is a vehicle through which we as a band get to do things that we love, our way. This includes releasing records, putting on our own shows, engaging with the community we find ourselves in, and figuring out together how to be good neighbours.
With over ten years of making music together; 4 albums, 1 mini-album, 4 EPs, 17 Stopovers and 21 curated shows, along with an ever-growing community of great people behind us, we are excited to expand the GOTR world, and begin this new journey with you.
We welcome you to explore our new home, and check out our upcoming live events, our history and stories from the road, and most importantly the positive impact we aim to have.
- Ben Lovett
“We really believe in the importance of Community. They come in many shapes and sizes and are often evolving beasts and require engagement and commitment to thrive. Whenever we have the opportunity to enter into a new Community with Gentlemen of The Road our first job is to listen. We have learnt so much from groups of people over the years and it never ceases to blow us away just how powerful a communicative and collaborative group of people can be.”
In 2012, we threw our own party for the first time. We called them GOTR Stopovers. The idea was to take our audience to places that were off the beaten track, that normally didn't host gigs. We started by looking at it from the fan's point of view: what were the kinds of things we enjoyed, as fans, when we went to festivals. Then we looked at it from the other artists' point of view. Then it was crucial to try and see it through the eyes of the community hosting us: we'd only go to places that wanted us in the first place. To us, there was importance in the name: it was a Stopover. We were intent on the local communities feeling like willing hosts and invited guests. And we would have to leave a place better than we found it - for the lasting benefit and impact of such a gathering to be felt in that place for a long time to come.Listen to Playlist
‘Presents’ were born from a desire to continue hosting, being hosted and curating our own shows but as one day events in beautiful green field spaces on the outskirts of more major cities and towns. The ethos remains the same as that of the Stopovers - community, friends, performing, memories. Feeling the spirit of Gentlemen Of The RoadWatch Video
In 2017 we put together our first Takeover, invited by Latitude in the UK and Longitude in Ireland to curate and brand our own day across the weekend of the festival. A mega task. In overnight and out overnight, it's a priority that we transform an existing site into as much of a Gentlemen Of The Road party as we can. It's our own feeling and a spirit of collaboration which we want to bring to some of the world’s greatest festivals.Watch Video