Frank Turner confirms Glastonbury secret solo set

The singer-songwriter unveiled the news via Instagram

Frank Turner has confirmed he’ll be performing a secret set at this weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.

The Worthy Farm festival kicked off on Wednesday (June 24) in Pilton, Somerset and will run until June 28. This year’s festival will be headlined by Kanye West, The Who and Florence And The Machine, the latter replacing Foo Fighters, who were forced to cancel last week.

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Now, Turner has announced that he’ll play the festival’s Strummerville Campfire area at 6:15pm on Friday (June 26). Turner will appear solo, without his backing band, for the performance.

Posting on Instagram, the musician wrote “GLASTONBURY! Spread the word, see you there”, sharing a poster with details of his surprise slot.

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GLASTONBURY! Spread the word, see you there.

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Frank Turner will make three appearances at the festival in total. He will play the Other Stage with his band, The Sleeping Souls, on Saturday at noon, as well as a discussion for his recent book release The Road Beneath My Feet and a solo set at the Leftfield Stage also on Saturday, at 3pm.


His Glastonbury appearance comes following the announcement of plans to release a new album entitled ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’, on August 7. Turner’s label suggested he collaborate with Taylor Swift on a track for the album, but he rejected the idea as “fucking rubbish”.

As well as playing Glastonbury, Turner will be appearing at various festivals throughout the summer, including Latitude, Benicassim and Reading and Leeds, before touring the USA and UK later in the year.