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Folk legend Frank Turner and Aussie funnyman Tim Minchin are among the latest stars to be added to this year’s Eden Sessions line-up.

Turner will head up a folk-fused day of music (July 1) at Cornwall’s Eden Project, with Sleeping Souls, Bellowhead, Stornoway and local hero Seth Lakeman. Martin Williams, Marketing Director at the Eden Project, said: “I’m always amazed by the sheer energy of Seth’s performances. He’s a brilliant addition to what will be a day of outstanding music from both well-loved names and fresh-faces on the folk scene.”

Tim Minchin will bring his unique musical-flavoured comedy to the Eden Sessions on Saturday June 23. Tim, who was born to Australian parents in Northampton but grew up in Perth, Western Australia, is a pianist and comic songwriter who is recognisable by his distinctive wild hair, heavy eye make-up and tendency to perform in bare feet. His shows deal with religion, taboos and society in general and involve him performing songs and poems interspersed with short stand-up sections. He has released six albums and three live DVDs, including recordings of his most recent arena tour Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra.

Other acts already confirmed include dance supremo Example and grime artist Devlin (Saturday June 30), UK soul and hip-hop star Plan B (Friday July 6) and Blink-182 (Sunday July 8 – SOLD OUT) with more acts to be announced soon.

Tickets to the folk Eden Session cost £35 plus booking fee and go on general sale at 6pm on Tuesday March 20. To book, contact the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972 or visit www.edensessions.com

Photo: Erik Weiss