Frank Turner’s 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 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.
Following the announcement that Catfish & The Bottlemen, KT Tunstall, Henry Rollins and Turbostaat all join Frank Turner as main supports across the four nights of Lost Evenings IV; the rest of the main stage billing has now be unveiled.
On the Thursday 21st May, rock-duo Nova Twins and singer songwriter Seán McGowan join Catfish & The Bottlemen in supporting Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls play a First Three Albums’ set.
On Friday 22nd May, Amsterdam-born troubadour Tim Vantol and American singer songwriter Jon Snodgrass complete the line-up alongside KT Tunstall for Frank’s solo night.
Saturday 23rd May sees previous touring buddy Grace Petrie and long-standing partner in crime Beans On Toast play before Henry Rollins spoken word set followed by Frank Turner performing Unplugged with The Sleeping Souls.
And on Sunday 24th May German indie/pop band Fortuna Ehrenfeld and folk/punk Dave Hause & The Mermaid join German punk rock band Turbostaat in supporting a rousing Greatest Hits full band set to close the festival in style. Ingo Donot, from German band The Donots will be MC-ing across all four days.
Following last year’s triumphant sold out event in Boston, USA, and the two sold out events at London’s Roundhouse before that, Lost Evenings IV was originally due to take place at Berlin’s well-loved Astra venue. However, 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 with previous years the second stage, named as the Nick Alexander Stage (named after the merchandise manager and long-time friend of Frank’s, who was tragically killed in the Bataclan attack in 2015) will run concurrently across the weekend. And 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.”