MANCHESTER (WATE/AP) - After Mumford & Sons cancelled its headlining performance at Bonnaroo, a face that's familiar to Bonnaroovians has agreed to fill in in the band's stead.
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain.
The band made the announcement to cancel the concert on its Facebook page.
The band postponed three shows earlier this week after the blood clot was discovered, but hoped to play Bonnaroo on Saturday night.
Dwane is recovering from the procedure and was not ready to play Saturday.
Rather than perform with a replacement, the London-based Grammy-award-winning folk rock band decided to pull out.
Now, artist Jack Johnson has announced he will replace Mumford & Sons in the headlining slot in front of 80,000 fans.
According to Johnson's Facebook page, he was already planning to attend the music festival to sit in on a set with another band when festival organizers called him with the news about Dwane.
called my band and asked if they were up for it. Long story short -
they are headed this way. I've got a lot of lyrics and chords to
relearn by Saturday night," Johnson said via Facebook.
Johnson was one of the performers at the first Bonnaroo festival.
is a very special festival to my band. We are excited to hit the stage
again. Get well Ted!" Johnson continued.
Johnson's hits include "Flake," "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing," and "Upside Down."