Mumford & Sons have announced an extra little treat for fans in Sydney ahead of their huge Gentlemen of the Road event at the Domain next week. The ‘Gentlemen of the Road Photography Exhibition’ will be hosted by Young Henry’s in Newtown from November 13th-15th, documenting shows in Australia, UK, the US and Canada, including shots from each of the previous Gentlemen of the Road stopover towns.
The exhibition will be featuring some candid moments from the tour that would not be seen by anyone outside the touring circle, images in a mixture of formats and styles for fans to access and view. What’s more, all the images will be available for purchase in a limited edition run. The ‘Gentlemen of the Road’ idea of touring was born back in 2012 as an avenue for Mumford & Sons to be able to tour their own show, providing a great curated experience for their fans – to date, there have been 17 GOTR Stopover festivals and headline shows around the world.
The band says of the exhibition:
“This exhibition will showcase the brilliant photography of our very own tour photographer Marcus Haney. Marcus has been shooting the band since their first appearance at Bonnaroo in 2009. This selection of his images aims to narrate the story of the small and adventurous GOTR Stopover festival as it winds its way ever further into the lesser hillsides and towns of the world.
…Marcus’ work is complemented by a selection of images shot by Australian photographer Ty Johnson. Ty had become a close friend and collaborator of the band’s and he has weathered more than a few Stopovers in his time. Lastly, a unique perspective is offered by two musicians who occupy their down time taking pictures of their travels. Bass player Ted Dwane and drummer Chris Maas each contribute four images shot on film and developed on the road in the tour darkroom.”
The Mumford & Sons ‘Gentlemen of the Road Photography Exhibition’ will be open at Young Henry’s Brewery from 10am – 7pm daily, November 13th to 15th. There are also some pretty cool opportunities for fans to jump on – check them out below!
Friday, November 13th
– Secure a double pass to The Domain event via a giveaway from 12-6pm, every hour.
– 20x free beers available per hour from 12-6pm.
Saturday, November 14th
– Free breakfast available from 10am.
– Live mural painters all day.
– Uber will be offering $25 off for new users and a 20% discount for existing users by simply entering the code: GOTRSYD.
– Limited complimentary beers from 11am.
Sunday, November 15th
– Live screen printer from 12-3pm, creating complimentary limited edition T-Shirts.
– Limited complimentary afternoon beers from 12pm.
Fans will also have the opportunity to bid for one of a kind banjos, signed by Mumford & Sons, with all proceeds going towards the Australian Red Cross QLD Flood Relief Appeal in Brisbane, White Ribbon in Sydney, Feed Melbourne in Melbourne and Auckland City Mission in New Zealand.