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OneFest and Frank Turner to present Lost Evenings 4-day festival at Roundhouse


Story by Jack Foley

OneFest and Frank Turner have unveiled a new four-day festival in May next year, taking place at London’s iconic music venue The Roundhouse.

Working in association with not-for-profit organisation OneFest, – an initiative supporting talent development across the music industry through live events – Lost Evenings will have events running throughout the day and evening celebrating live music and providing an opportunity for the next generation of music performers and industry professionals to get involved.

Lost Evenings will see Frank Turner curate and headline four consecutive one off concerts.

Designed to offer fans and festival goers an experience like no other, the first evening will open on Friday, May 12 with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls performing a crowd-pleasing Greatest Hits set entitled Last Minutes and Lost Evenings, the first of two.

Following on Saturday, Frank will perform his debut album, Sleep Is For The Week, in full as it celebrates its 10th anniversary before returning on Sunday to resurrect Nambucca’s infamous former club night Sensible Sundays, where he will top an acoustic bill of special guests, soon to be announced.

Closing Lost Evenings on Monday, May 15, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will unite with Huw Stephens and his Label of Love night featuring Xtra Mile Recordings to perform the second Greatest Hits set of the series.

In addition to the evening performances, OneFest will run a selection of panels and workshops during the day, offering inspiration, insight and advice to young individuals both operating in and trying to break in to the music industry.

The full programme of events will be supported by official partner Radio X who will host an additional stage featuring up and coming talent selected by esteemed presenter and indie champion John Kennedy.

The OneFest element to the event will be part-produced by a cohort of six young adults aged 18-25 who are currently undergoing professional development programmes within the music industry, designed and run by The Hub.

These programmes will support them in fulfilling roles across the event in panel and additional stage programming, artist liaison, digital marketing and business affairs.

Speaking about this partnership with OneFest, Frank said: “As an artist who worked their way up from the ground floor, I totally understand the challenges involved in carving out a meaningful and sustainable career within the music industry.

“OneFest plays a critical role in helping young talent get their first significant break, along with arming them with the tools and the knowledge to get ahead. I’m delighted to be collaborating with OneFest as I recognise only too well the importance of opportunity and the right kind of support to help new and young talent into the business.”

Tickets for OneFest and Frank Turner present Lost Evenings will go on sale at 10am on Friday, December 9.

The four-day festival dates are (all May 2017)

12 – Last Minutes & Lost Evenings, Greatest Hits set (1 of 2), special guests TBA.
13 – Sleep Is For The Week, 10th Anniversary performance, ), special guests TBA.
14 – Sensible Sundays, solo acoustic night with Frank Turner, ), special guests TBA.
15 – Huw Stephens ‘Label of Love’ Night featuring Xtra Mile Recordings and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls performing the Greatest Hits, part 2, ), special guests TBA.

A full line-up and programme of events, including panels and workshops will be announced in early 2017.