FRANK TURNER announces full line-up for 2019’s Lost Evenings Festival

ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Turner - 'Be More Kind'
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Frank Turner’s award-winning Lost Evenings Festival comes to Boston’s House Of Blues on 16th – 19th May 2019. The now sold out 4-day festival (winner of the AIM Best Independent Festival Award in September 2017) will be taking over the strip of Lansdowne Street opposite the legendary Fenway Park – home to the Boston Red Sox – with events running throughout the day and evening celebrating live music.

Frank Turner will once again headline 4 shows in total; the first being a solo acoustic night on Thursday 16th May with the incredible Loudon Wainwright III, Jenny Owen Youngs and Hayley Thompson-King all supporting on the Main Stage. Following on Friday 17th May, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls will perform his third album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ in full as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, with The Hold Steady, Cory Branan and The Architects in support. Saturday 18th the full band brings the recent Be More Kind World Tour set to the audiences supported by John K. Samson, AJJ and War On Women. Before returning on Sunday 19th for a rousing Greatest Hits night supported by Against Me!, Skinny Lister and Trapper Schoepp as part of an Xtra Mile Recordings label and friends night.

As previously announced the Nick Alexander Stage, will be running concurrently across the weekend hosting some of the best emerging acts – personally selected by Frank Turner. Micah Schnabel, Jinty McGrath, Paul Luc and Amanda Rose Riley all perform on the Thursday; The Penske File, The Typical Johnsons, Kayleigh Goldsworthy and Owen McMahon on Friday; Rebuilder, Rob Moir, Ryan Van Slooten and Seán Tobin on the Saturday and on Sunday’s Xtra Mile Recordings Family and Friends night we can now announce that Jon Snodgrass, Koo Koo Kangaroo join Johnny Lloyd. Opening the night are the winners of the local musicians competition that Xtra Mile ran together with Frank and Lost Evenings III –The Only Humans.  

In addition to the Lost Evenings music performances across the two stages, Last Minutes – the programme of satellite events, panels, masterclasses and workshops – is back for all 4 days of the festival.

On every day of the festival, a variety of panels and workshops will be taking place in the Foundation Room within the House Of Blues venue. Ticket holders can attend:


Here For The Music: Active Bystander Training sessions with Calling All Crows and a festival welcome from Frank.


Poetry Of The Deed At 10 – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls discuss their 2009 album

Industry Seminar – industry professionals share their experiences and answer your questions about building a career in the music business.


Frank Turner Ask Me Anything session – Frank Turner Q&A

Crew Seminar – Frank Turner’s touring crew sheds light on the work that goes into an event like Lost Evenings and answers your questions about going on tour.


Frank Turner Try This At Home Book Talk – Frank discusses his new book ‘Try This At Home’.

Mental Health In The Music Industry – musicians discuss their struggles with mental health and offer their strategies for staying healthy.  

Elsewhere on Lansdown Road, at Bill’s Bar & Lounge and running everyday 12-6pm is ‘Try This At Bill’s’, an open mic event hosted by The Homeless Gospel Choir. It will be a minimum $5 sign up to play, with a 3-song maximum – acoustic guitars will be provided for participants. All proceeds will go to WAY OUT Arts in Sierra Leone.     

Bill’s will also be home to an exhibition and pop-up stall by artist Vanessa Jean Speckman. Vanessa is a textual and visual artist who has worked with Frank Turner designing some of his T-shirts as well as work for Jukien Baker, John Moreland and Micah Schnabel. Her wearable art such as T-shirts, totes, pins, leather art and other handmade goods such as map posters will be available to buy at Bill’s.

The hugely popular pop-up tattoo parlour, Needles Flickering is also confirmed for this year. Taking place at Stingray Body Art & More across the 4 days, festival-goers can get bespoke art inked to forever commemorate the weekend. 30% of proceeds will go to The Ally Coalition.

For more information on all this and further general details for the festival visit the website:

Thursday 16th May

Main Stage: Frank Turner Solo Acoustic Night + Loudon Wainwright III + Jenny Owen Youngs + Hayley Thompson-King

Nick Alexander Stage: Micah Schnabel + Jinty McGrath + Paul Luc + Amanda Rose Riley

Friday 17th May

Main Stage: Poetry Of The Deed, 10th Anniversary full band performance + The Hold Steady + Cory Branan + The Architects

Nick Alexander Stage: The Penske File + The Typical Johnsons + Kayleigh Goldsworthy + Owen McMahon

Saturday 18th May

Main Stage: Be More Kind World Tour Set full band + John K. Samson + AJJ + War On Women

Nick Alexander Stage: Rebuilder, Rob Moir, Ryan Van Slooten, Seán Tobin

Sunday 19th May: Xtra Mile Recordings Label and Friends night

Main Stage: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls performing a Greatest Hits set + Against Me! + Skinny Lister + Trapper Schoepp

Nick Alexander Stage: Jon Snodgrass + Koo Koo Kangaroo + Johnny Lloyd + XXX

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