With one month to go, we can announce the full line-up of the sold out Lost Evenings festival. A host of Xtra Mile bands will play the the four-day festival, taking place on 12-15 May at iconic Camden music venue, the Roundhouse. Monday 15 May is Huw Stephens' Label of Love featuring Xtra Mile Recordings. As well as Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls doing a greatest hits set, they will be joined by Skinny Lister, Will Varley, Ben Marwood, a solo set by Ducking Punches, and Non Canon. Complementing the festival are sideshows called Last Minutes. On the Saturday afternoon at The Monarch, Xtra Mile presents the Xtra Mile BBQ with live music from Sam Duckworth (Get Cape, Wear Cape Fly) and Rob Lynch, while on the Saturday night Frank Turner and Sam Duckworth DJ at The Big One at Dingwalls. Tickets for Dingwalls here.
Lost Evenings sees Frank Turner curate and headline four consecutive one-off concerts, with an exciting supporting cast of musical talent confirmed for both the main stage and a second stage that will run alternately each evening. Check out the poster below for details.
On Friday, 12 May, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will perform a crowd pleasing greatest hits set and supporting that night will be America’s finest AJJ, alongside up and coming band New Pagans. Following on Saturday, Frank will perform his debut album Sleep Is For The Week in full to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. Long-admired musical peer Seth Lakeman will support with Anglo/Scottish duo Deux Furieuses. On Sunday, Frank resurrects Nambucca’s infamous former club night Sensible Sundays, and brings in close pal and musical hero Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit. As only seems right, Nambucca’s very own Beans On Toast kicks off the evening. Closing Lost Evenings on Monday 15 May, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls unite with Huw Stephens and his Label Of Love to feature Xtra Mile Recordings and showcase the extraordinary talent on the roster. Skinny Lister and Will Varley support Frank’s second greatest hits set of the series.
The second stage, named the Nick Alexander Stage in memory of the merchandise manager and long-time friend of Frank who was tragically killed in the Bataclan attack in 2015, plays host to some of the best emerging acts all handpicked by Frank and Radio X’s John Kennedy. Friday’s bill is Crows, Bloody Knees and Moses; Saturday has Young Romance, Bless and Guise; Sunday hosts Louise Distras, Lewis Bootle and Uri Sade and finally Monday feature’s Xtra Mile acts Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches (solo) and Non Canon.
In addition to the evening performances, OneFest will run a selection of events during the day, that include panels focusing on The Business, Women & The Industry, Getting Gigs, Mental Health, Digital Generation as well as a keynote speech from Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney – plus much more. The full programme of events that offer inspiration, insight and advice to young individuals both operating in and trying to break in to the music industry can be found here.
The OneFest element 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.
As well as all the OneFest and Lost Evenings activities, a full programme of satellite events, under the title of Last Minutes has been confirmed at various venues in Camden. The Hawley Arms, The Monarch, Lock Tavern and Dingwalls will host special intimate live performances, late night DJ sets, after parties, meet ups and food deals.
For a full listing of events go here: www.lostevenings.info
Born in Wiltshire in 2011 as a part of the BBC Village SOS series, OneFest was established to help the local community sustain and develop their community hub and featured Damien Rice, Laura Marling, The Magic Numbers and Dry the River. Returning in Wiltshire in 2012, and this time also featuring local talent via BBC Introducing, Damon Albarn headlined with Rae Morris and Raghu Dixit also on the bill. Five years on and OneFest has evolved into a UK-based, non-profit, music industry development company set up to support the emergence of new talent.
Working collaboratively with partners, such as Music Glue, The Great Escape, the MMF, AIF (Association of Independent Festivals), Roundhouse, The Hub, The 100 Club, PRS for Music, PRS Foundation and Young Guns Network and with the support of Arts Council England, OneFest provides a platform for new and emerging talent which aims to inspire, support and develop a new generation of artists, performers and music industry professionals through the creation of genuine opportunities and practical experience in the music and creative industries – ultimately contributing to a regeneration of the UK music community.