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Mumford & Sons: Johannesburg - a South African Experience

Exhibition preview

MUMFORD & Sons and Gentlemen of the Road have announced the launch of a free pop-up exhibition, Johannesburg – a South African Experience, at the Lights of Soho in the heart of London this Summer.

Launching on June 29, 2016, the pop-up celebrates the culture and beauty of South Africa, a country the band toured and fell in love with for the first time earlier this year, and puts a spotlight on some of South Africa’s best artists and photographers.

Mumford & Sons said: “We had such an amazing time touring and recording in South Africa that we wanted to share our experiences and shine a light on the vibrant, creative culture we have grown to love out there. The appetite for live music is huge and the youth culture is exploding with energy and rejuvenation, so we want to show that off.”

The pop-up will follow the release of the band’s Johannesburg mini-album with Baaba Maal, The Very Best, and Cape Town’s favourites, Beatenberg on June 17. It was recorded at the South African Broadcasting Centre in Johannesburg over 48 hours back in February 2016, and book-ended by six wild, sold-out shows of the country in rarely used sites. It was an incredible introduction to the country, and one the band are passionate about sharing with their fans.

The exhibition will display behind-the-scenes photography by the band and never before seen documentary footage from their tour.

A full daily programme of events for the exhibition will be issued in June, featuring intimate live performances from Beatenberg and The Very Best, a Q&A with the makers of the documentary, South African wine tasting, DJ sets, and an evening of film featuring work by acclaimed South African directors and curated by Johannesburg independent cinema, The Bioscope.

The pop-up will be open to fans right up to Mumford & Sons’ headline BST London Hyde Park show on the July 8. For full Hyde Park line-up and ticket details click here.

Lights of Soho, 35 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RX