The main headline act will be Frank Turner, with Matt Nasir on select dates. The revolving supporting line up for ‘The Gathering’ festival includes Skinny Lister, Pet Needs, Guise, Berries, Ducking Punches, Non Canon, Samantics and Deux Furieuses. The festival bills vary from venue to venue, so the public are urged to check the line up for their area.
The singer/songwriter said: “At a time when the pandemic has wreaked havoc all across the live music industry, I feel like it’s important to get back to the basics - playing live music to entertain a crowd. This summer, with Xtra Mile and friends, I’m taking the punk approach - do it yourself, find a way. I can’t wait.”
The festival aims to help to kick-start the return of live music across the UK after covid 19 restrictions made it difficult for live events. The shows will see Xtra Mile and Turner organise a set of versatile events that can either be socially distanced or full capacity depending on the maximum safety of the audience, performers and crews and in accordance with any national restrictions in place at the time of the event.
Turner has also released a new single by the same name. It’s described as ‘an upbeat, Glam-esque stomp with lyrics that anticipate our return to normality.’ ‘The Gathering’ featuring Jason Isbell and Muse’s Dom Howard is available for streaming on music platforms now at https://frankturner.lnk.to/TheGatheringPS.
The artist said about the track: “it’s about that moment when you come together in a room full of people, and you lean on a stranger and sing along with the chorus and get the words wrong.”
The tour dates for ‘The Gathering’ festival are as follows:
19 – Bideford, The Big Sheep*
8 – Liverpool Top Rope Brewery* - for competition winners only (Details can be found here https://www.topropebrewing.com/frank-turner-the-gathering)
17 – Gloucester Llanthony Secunda Priory*
18 – Gloucester Llanthony Secunda Priory*
21 – Manchester Urmston Sports Club (full band show)
3 – Hull, Zebedees Yard*
(*duo shows with Matt Nasir)
If any show is cancelled due to Covid restrictions, a rescheduled date or a full refund will be given. Shows will be operating in line with all Government safety guidelines.
Tickets are available at https://frank-turner.com/live-gigs/
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