Former Million Dead frontman Frank Turner has travelled the length and breadth of a frankly sodden Britain in 2008 performing his folk rock set to thousands of appreciative fans.
And Saturday sees wor Frankie treat Bramham’s finest to a Lockup Stage set sure to get everyone from Emo kids to country die-hards debating the true meaning of rock.
With everywhere from Glasto to the Cambridge Folk Festival under his belt this summer the ubiquitous Turner told rushonrock: “The best festival advice I can give anyone is to take wet wipes. They’re a bit of a festival trade secret but they’re an essential weapon. With wipes you really can achieve anything.”
Perhaps James, Lars and the boys could do with stopping off at Boots before they blitz Leeds on Friday then. Only an ear-bleeding set will satisfy the metal hordes ahead of what promises to be a make-or-break album release next month and Turner added: “They need a big record this year.
“I know a lot of people who are desperate to see Rage Against The Machine on Saturday but the way my sets work out I won’t get to see them. And I was a massive Metallica fan once upon a time but I don’t know anymore.”
Neither do we Frank. But come midnight Friday everything, we hope, will become clear…..