4 day festival at London’s Roundhouse Venue
12th – 15th May 2017
DECEMBER 5th 2016, TODAY, OneFest and Frank Turner unveil a fantastic 4-day festival 12th-15th 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, 12th May 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 15th May, 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 says:
“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.”
Friday 12th May : Last Minutes & Lost Evenings, Greatest Hits set (1 of 2), special guests TBA.
Saturday 13th May : Sleep Is For The Week, 10th Anniversary performance, ), special guests TBA.
Sunday 14th May : Sensible Sundays, solo acoustic night with Frank Turner, ), special guests TBA.
Monday 15th May : 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.
For further information regarding OneFest please contact:
Erika Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org 7
Born in Wiltshire in 2011 out of a desire to provide meaningful and ethical support to a Big Lottery Fund supported rural community enterprise and community pub which was part of the BBC Village SOS series; OneFest was established to help the local community sustain and develop their community hub. The festival was a resounding success and provided a significant platform for local talent who supported headline acts Damien Rice, Laura Marling, The Magic Numbers and Dry the River, with a project endorsement from Seasick Steve. Returning in Wiltshire in 2012, OneFest continued to support the local economy where possible, providing voluntary and work experience placements in addition to breaking new, local talent in conjunction with BBC Introducing. Damon Albarn headlined the festival bringing his critically acclaimed Dr Dee to the site, ahead of his Hyde Park performance with Blur. 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 AIF (Association of Independent Festivals), The 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 will 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 the regeneration of the UK music community.