Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 19 July 2020

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One of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade, Frank Turner has carved out a career as a hard-touring, punk-folk troubadour, earning himself a diehard fanbase drawn to a singer-songwriter who does things on his own terms.

With the Folk by the Oak team joining his fanbase in regular calls to see Frank on our Main Stage, it’s safe to say we had a close eye on him for some time! The release of his acclaimed album Be More Kind saw Turner begin a new chapter in his musical career, an ambitious leap forward that we felt signified the time was right for a headline set at Folk by the Oak.

With his band The Sleeping Souls we were guaranteed a performance that is both intimate and poetic, yet as rousing as any good folk-punk performance should be, this incarnation bridging the personal and the political, the intimate and the universal.

This set was, quite simply, Turner at his best.

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