Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings festival is set to return to London next year with future plans to hit the US.
The four-day event will be coming back on 11–14 May 2018 with plans for an international edition of the event the following year in 2019. Lost Evenings was focused on two stages at the Roundhouse in Camden, with elements of film, DJs, panel discussions on the topics of mental health, digital technology and women in the industry.
This year the event key panels focused on the topics of ‘The Business’, ‘Women & The Industry’, ‘Getting Gigs’, ‘Mental Health, Erasing the Stigma’, ‘Digital Generation’, ‘How to Access Funding’ and a keynote speech from Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney.
“We’ve just announced it and Frank will be playing again,” Charlie Caplowe, Xtra Mile label founder and Turner’s manager commented. “We’re talking about maybe taking it elsewhere in 2019, possibly in the States.”
“One of the things I wanted to achieve with this little festival is to try and build a sense of community,” said Frank Turner during the opening night.
In partnership with OneFest, the non-profitable UK music industry development company, Turner curated the 2017 Lost Evenings line-up with musical associations and fellow musicians on the Xtra Mile Label, including acts Beans On Toast, Skinny Lister, Sam Duckworth, Will Varley, Ducking Punches and Non Canon.
“So much work went into that weekend, it’s lovely to see it recognised,” said Turner.