Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall gets turned away from his own Brits afterparty

Banjo player denied entry to the Universal Records do

Mumford and Sons‘ Winston Marshall was reportedly turned away from his own aftershow party at Wednesday night’s Brit Awards.

The banjo player – who earlier on in the evening had scooped the Brit for Best British Group – tried to get into Universal Records afterparty in London’s East End, only to be denied entry. According to The Sun, he was left standing in the cold asking if anyone had a ticket. He later found his way into the party though, which saw Taylor Swift on the DJ decks.

Mumford & Sons scored the award for Best British Group, beating Muse, The xx and One Direction as well as Alt-J. The band also played their hit ‘I Will Wait’ to the crowd at London’s O2 Arena.

Earlier today, it was revealed that this years’ Brit Awards was watched by as many as 6.5 million viewers on Wednesday (February 20) – its biggest TV audience in over a decade. The ITV1 coverage of the ceremony, which was presented by James Corden, attracted an average of 6.51 viewers between 8pm and 10.15pm – accounting for a 27.8 per cent share of the audience, which peaked at 7.5 million for five-minutes.

The figure was up on the 6.2 million viewers who tunes in to watch the show in 2012, accounting for 25.3 per cent of viewers. It was also the biggest ratings pull since 7.3 million viewers in 2003 watched the likes of Avril Lavigne, Coldplay, Sugababes and Blue perform, along with Justin Timberlake duetting with Kylie Minogue.