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Lost Evenings: Frank’s coming back!

‘Bigger, bolder and better’ line-up as award-winning festival returns to the Roundhouse

18 January, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Frank Turner is bringing Lost Evenings back to the Roundhouse in May. Photo: Ben Morse

LAST May Frank Turner took over the Roundhouse for the debut of his four-day festival Lost Evenings.

The event was such a success that it won the AIM Best Independent Festival Award in September last year. Naturally, Frank has decided to return to the same venue one year on with an all-new line-up, but a repeat of the winning formula under the guise Lost Evenings 2.

It’s a celebration of live music, with gigs, panels and workshops, as well as an opportunity for Frank to dig out some of his vast back-catalogue for a series of headline shows.

He said: “I’m proud that Lost Evenings went so well last year, and excited to be bringing it back to Camden in 2018, bigger, bolder and better.

“The line-up of artists and panels is going to be amazing. I’ll see everyone on the Chalk Farm Road in May.”

Taking place between May 11 and 14, the festival is curated by Frank, who will also headline four consecutive one-off concerts. On the opening night, Friday, May 11, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will perform a set of new and old hits.

Canadian alt-rockers Arkells, who have toured extensively with Frank in North America, provide main support with The Homeless Gospel Choir opening up the stage.

Then, on Saturday (May 12), Frank will perform his silver-selling second album, Love Ire & Song, in full as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Known as one of the most hard-working musicians on the scene, Frank has built up a huge network of musician friends, many from playing the venues around Camden and Islington, including Nambucca, The Wheelbarrow and The Flowerpot, some of whom will join him onstage on the night.

Rock band The Subways and Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker will also join him.

On Sunday (May 13), Frank will perform solo once again to resurrect Nambucca’s infamous open-mic night Sensible Sundays.

Acoustic support acts are the legendary Ginger Wildheart and rising star Sarah Walk.

The festival closes on Monday (May 14), when Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will perform a greatest hits set as part of an Xtra Mile Recordings night.

Joining the line-up are Xtra Mile label-mates and friends Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Sean McGowan.

Expect special guests and full supporting cast across all nights as well as last-minute satellite events.

Last year’s event hosted more than 40 live acts in five different venues, selling out months in advance, while Frank relearned more than 80 songs from his extensive collection to avoid repetition.

As with last year, in addition to the evening performances, a selection of panels and workshops will run during the day, featuring leading industry insiders, musicians, experts and music professionals offering inspiration, insight and advice to audiences. The full programme of events will be announced soon.

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