The Mumford & Sons General Store will open its doors this Friday at 10am. The location? None other then 118 OxfordStreet, Darlinghurst, Sydney. The little nook has been created to escape from the dusty streets of central Sydney and relish in all things Mumford & Sons. Whether it be a film screening, live art, whisky flights or a board game, the Mumford & Sons General Store and the M&S Saloon have put aside a night, day or weekend worthy of your company.
To keep track of when you want to be part of the fun head to www.mumfordandsonsgeneralstore.com for a full calendar of events.
MUMFORD & SONS GENERAL STORE CAFÉ
10am-6pm, Every Day
Step inside the General Store and order yourself a complimentary coffee courtesy of premium coffee suppliers Grinders Coffee. There will be couches, tables, free wifi, and Time Out magazines for you to enjoy, along with the first chance in the world to hear Mumford & Sons’ new album ‘Babel’ in full and pre-order it if you choose.
M&S SALOON WHISKY FLIGHTS
7pm – Late, Fridays & Saturdays
Friday and Saturday evenings will see Mumford & Sons’ General Store convert to the M&S Saloon. Stocked with the finest ARDBEG Single Malt Scotch Whisky and manned by gentlemanly barmen, the M&S Saloon will provide Whisky Flights until morning is nigh.
To add a bit of healthy competition to the coffee sipping, Mumford & Sons General Store will host ‘The Tournament’ on Saturday afternoons. All Monopoly maestros and Scrabble savants will have the opportunity to prove their prowess, as well as cement their bragging rights for the duration of the Mumford & Sons General Store’s existence.
After 2pm, Sunday Afternoons
It’s the fight club of the art world and it has now landed at Mumford & SonsGeneral Store. Be a part of the creation on Sunday afternoons when artists from Sydney’s Secret Walls collective will be instore creating art works live. The first Sunday will see Mr Sweet take to the canvas whilst the second will play host to Sprinkles. The works will become permanent fixtures at Mumford & Sons General Store, until given away to two lucky fans on Fan Night (Thursday 20th September).
BIG EASY EXPRESS SCREENING
7pm start for an 8pm screening, Tuesday
Three bands, six cities, one train and thousands of miles of track. Big Easy Express is a cinematic musical journey, following Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show as they climb aboard a beautiful vintage train in California and journey through to New Orleans, Louisiana. Directed by renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy (The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights), this incredible film captures nothing less than history in the making. M&S Saloon will be hosting special free screenings of this magical film on Tuesday evenings, with free popcorn in tow.
Free and not ticketed – first in best dress policy.
LIVE ACOUSTIC NIGHTS
7.30pm for an 8pm set, Wednesday 19th September
On Wednesday evenings M&S Saloon will host live acoustic sessions from local artists. First off the rank will be none other the R.L. Jones. Former member of The Middle East, and Rohin Jones to his mother, Jones has continued to write and record music since the band's final performance at 2011's Splendour in the Grass festival. Splitting his time between his native Townsville and his newer ‘sort of’ home in Sydney, Jones has found the time and the space to develop a host of new songs. Many will be on display at the M&S Saloon, including single 'Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend'; a loose, jangly and distorted affair featuring a very special guest vocal performance from Adalita. Listen to it HERE.
Free and not ticketed – first in best dress policy.
FAN LAUNCH PARTY
7pm – Late. Thursday 20th September
On the eve of ‘Babel’s release, the Mumford & Sons General Store will convert into one big all-in party. Drinks will be shared, compliments of ARDBEG Single Malt Whisky, as Mumford & Sons fans mingle. Of course 'Babel' will beplaying in full, and it will be the first place in the world where purchased copies can be taken home.* Making the event even sweeter, every fan through the door will receive a limited edition Mumford & Sons Screen Print.
To gain entry, you must have pre-ordered a copy of Mumford & Sons' new album 'Babel' either in store, via www.babel-album.com.au, iTunes or JB Hifi.
RSVP essential. RSVP now at http://mumfordandsonsgeneralstore.tumblr.com/RSVP
Presented by Time Out and partnering with Grinders Coffee and ARDBEG Whisky, the Mumford & Sons General Store will be open to the public daily at 10am from Friday 14th September until Friday 28th September at 118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. Head to www.mumfordandsongeneralstore.com for more details.
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