Mumford & Sons have announced that they will be taking a long break following their latest tour.

Ben Lovett, the band's keyboardist, told Rolling Stone, "There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's (September 20) show."

He said he doesn't know how long the hiatus will last, "We have no idea. We just know we're going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that.

"It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you're in high school. The atmosphere on the road is one of... I think everyone's excited about being free of schedules."

This year they won a Grammy for Album of the Year with Babel and they headlined the Glastonbury festival.