Onefest and Frank Turner Present Lost Evenings

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4 day festival of industry panels and performances at London’s Iconic Roundhouse Venue 12th – 15th May 2017 Full panel programme and line-up announced

OneFest is a UK based, not for profit, music industry development company which supports the emergence of new talent. Taking place at London’s Roundhouse venue, OneFest is a series of daytime panels and workshops lead by industry professionals, with Frank Turner taking over each evening to headline four ‘Lost Evenings’ events. Attendees will enjoy a unique event experience with exciting musical talent performing on the Main and second ‘Nick Alexander’ stages.

Collaborating with Arts Council England, OneFest provides a platform for emerging new talent 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 industry – contributing to the overall regeneration of the UK music community.

Daytime Panels include: ‘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. Read the full programme of events supporting young people break into the music industry here. NB – OneFest day panels can be accessed separately without the need to have tickets for the ‘Lost Evening’ shows (ticket links below).

OneFest will be part-produced by a cohort of six young adults aged 18-25 currently undertaking professional development programmes in the festival industry. Designed by The Hub, they are provided with training and access to key roles across the event - in panel and stage programming, artist liaison, digital marketing and business affairs.

“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.” Says Frank Turner. “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.”

Lost Evenings Line-Up and Special Guests:

Friday 12th May: Last Minutes & Lost Evenings Greatest Hits set (1 of 2) Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls + special guests AJJ and New Pagans.

Saturday 13th May: Sleep Is For The Week, 10th Anniversary performance. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls + special guests Seth Lakeman and Anglo/Scottish duo Deux Furieuses.

Sunday 14th May: Sensible Sundays, Frank Turner solo acoustic night + special guests Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit and Beans On Toast.

Monday 15th May: Huw Stephens ‘Label of Love’ Night featuring Xtra Mile Recordings. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls performing the Greatest Hits, part 2, special guests Skinny Lister and Will Varley.

OneFest evolved into a non-profit venture after recognizing the wealth of striving young talent struggling to get a foothold in the music industry. Offering an intensive programme of consistent guidance, support and experience, OneFest aims to lead growth and opportunity for young hard working people in the industry. This year’s first round of recruits, sourced from varying backgrounds and levels of experience via the Young Guns Network are now undertaking part time work placements across several festivals and preparing to fulfil future key OneFest roles.

Chairman of the MMF and OneFest co-Founder Stephen Budd states: “There’s a lot of talk about how to engage and empower young people wanting to contribute to our industry, but finding too many doors locked in the "corridors of power” ….we wanted to convert that positive music industry talk into action and OneFest is our way of doing that”.

“The music industry is a tough and competitive business and it's a real struggle to get a break these days, let alone carve out a sustainable career - even with London on your doorstep!” Continues OneFest Co-Founder, Sandra Bhatia. “OneFest, together with the music festival community and like-minded organisations, work with ambitious and talented young people. We support them to develop their skills, provide a promotional platform for their talent and connect them into networks that will help them make the most of the opportunities that will come their way as they continue their careers within music.”

The ‘Nick Alexander’ Stage – named in memory of the merchandise manager and long-time friend of Frank’s, who was tragically killed in the Bataclan, Paris attack in 2015, plays host to some of the best emerging acts all hand-picked by Frank and Radio X’s John Kennedy. Including Music Glue competition winner Harry Pane, who was whittled from over 800 entries by the cohort, Frank and a public poll for a collaboration with Frank Turner.

Line-Up: Friday: Crows, Bloody Knees and Moses. Saturday: Young Romance, Bless and Guise. Sunday: Louise Distras, Lewis Bootle and Uri Sade. Monday: Xtra Mile acts Ben Marwood, Ducking Punches (solo) and Non Canon.

As well as OneFest and Lost Evenings activities, a full programme of satellite events, under the title of Last Minutes will take place at various venues in Camden. The Hawley Arms, The Monarch, Lock Tavern and Dingwalls will host special live performances, late night DJ sets, after parties, meet ups and food deals. On the Saturday afternoon at The Monarch, Xtra Mile present live music from Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) and Rob Lynch and on the Saturday night Frank Turner and Sam Duckworth DJ at The Big One at Dingwalls with a live set from Koo Koo Kangaroo'.

Published on 06 May 2017 by Ben Robinson

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