FRANK TURNER’S award-winning Lost Evenings Festival returns for its fourth year

IN FOCUS// Frank Turner @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland 8
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Following last year’s triumphant sold-out event in Boston, USA, Frank Turner’s award-winning Lost Evenings Festival returns for its fourth year, coming this time to Berlin, Germany, taking over the Arena Berlin on 21st – 24th May. The 4-day festival (winner of the AIM Best Independent Festival Award in September 2017) will occupy the many rooms, bars and outside spaces available at Berlin’s Arena complex, to create a jam-packed and exciting program of events, talks and of course live music.

Originally due to take place at Berlin’s well-loved Astra venue, the tickets sold out so quickly and with demand so high, the festival moved to Arena Berlin increasing the size of the event considerably.

As previously announced Lost Evenings 4 will see Frank Turner headline each night with very different shows; First Three Albums Set, Solo Night, Unplugged with The Sleeping Souls and a Greatest Hits Set. Now, the main supports for each of these nights on the main stage can be revealed. On the Thursday 21st May Frank is joined by indie-rock, Brit Award winners Catfish & The Bottlemen. Following on Friday 22nd May, Frank’s solo set will be preceded by multiple-award winning KT Tunstall.

Saturday 23rd will see one of Frank’s all-time heroes and inspirations, Henry Rollins (Spoken Word) provide main support for the unplugged show with Frank and The Sleeping Souls. And on Sunday 24th German punk rock band Turbostaat will support a rousing Greatest Hits full band performance to close the festival in style. Further support acts still to be announced.

There will be the second stage, named as the Nick Alexander Stage, running concurrently across the weekend. Named after the merchandise manager and long-time friend of Frank’s, who was tragically killed in the Bataclan attack in 2015 – the stage will honour his memory by playing host to some of the best emerging acts – personally selected by Frank Turner.

As with previous years, in addition to the evening performances, a selection of panels, masterclasses and workshops will also run across the 4 days, 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.

Speaking about Lost Evenings 4, Frank says: “Lost Evenings was a vague idea, a wing and a prayer, back in 2017. To be able to sit back and take it to its third city, in the biggest space yet, with a line-up of this calibre, is a dream come true for me.”

Lost Evenings Festival

Season tickets for Lost Evenings 4 are on sale now.

Thursday 21st May: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Perform Songs From The First Three Albums + Catfish & The Bottlemen + TBA.

Friday 22nd May: Frank Turner Solo night + KT Tunstall + TBA.

Saturday 23rd May: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Unplugged + Henry Rollins (Spoken Word) + TBA.

Sunday 24th May: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Greatest Hits + Turbostaat + TBA

A full line up and programme of events, including panels and workshops will be announced soon.

The success of Lost Evenings has been built steadily over the last three years as the festival continues to cement its reputation as an event with community and camaraderie at its core. The first two years were held at London’s Roundhouse and surrounding Camden venues with last year seeing the festival make its international debut at Boston’s House Of Blues. All three years have sold out months in advance, the crowds packing out each satellite event, each stage from start to finish and of course coming together each night to share and rejoice in 4 very different performances from Frank.

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast.Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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