Prepare thine self, the now-banjo-less folk rockers Mumford and Sons are getting themselves their own pop-up bar and it’s setting up shop in Newtown from next week.
From Monday April 27th to Sunday 10th May Sydney’s Newtown Hotel will being transformed into a Wilder Mind pop-up bar, named after Mumford and Son’s forthcoming new album which sees the band plug-in for an all new electrically charged sound.
Not just Mumford-themed in name only, the bar will also have an exclusive Wilder Mind brew at the ready, thanks to the Young Henrys crew, and there will also be some pre-album release listening sessions taking place.
Patrons of the Wilder Mind pop-up bar will also be able to check out live performances from local acts, watch local artists create a mural live on site, sip on cocktails, see a 3D album artwork, and indulge in some perfectly Mumford-esque whiskey tasting.
Wilder Mind, the album, is set to feature 12 new Mumford tracks and was recorded in London with help from producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It’s due out in Australia on 1st May.
While they haven’t locked in any dates yet, Mumford and Sons have already stated that they’re “definitely” touring Australia sometime this year. Hopefully Young Henrys will store away some of that specialised brew for them.
Listen: Mumford & Sons – Snake Eyes (Live)