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The awesome Frank Turner is heading to Somerset to play a one-off gig at Frome Cheese and Grain this summer.

As he prepares to play a massive folk extravaganza at the Eden Project on Sunday July 1, he has revealed details of this gig in Frome on August 16 – which acts as a warm up for Beautiful Days Festival in Devon. Support comes from Bristol’s Oxygen Thief.

The angsty folk star is darting back and forth from the Westcountry all summer and is also set to headline Strummer of Love, which takes place in Somerset on August 17 – before returning to play a gig at Hall for Cornwall in Truro on November 30 and Bath Pavilion on December 1.

Frank Turner took to the stage at Wembley’s vast Arena for the largest headline show of his life in April 2012. The career defining show took place less than two years after his first appearance at Wembley in June 2010 supporting Green Day at the enormous Stadium across the way.

It’s a far cry from his tentative beginnings five years ago when, after the demise of previous band Million Dead, Frank took to the road as a fledgling solo artist armed only with an acoustic guitar. With a DIY work ethic, and a passion for plying his trade with integrity and honesty Frank toured up and down the country playing backs of pubs, people’s front rooms and anywhere else that would have him. With a handful of catchy folk/country/punk songs and enough charm and charisma to win over any crowd, he amassed more and more fans and a fevered cult following soon formed.

In 2011, Frank stormed the UK Album Charts going in at Number 12, with the release of his fourth studio album ‘England Keep My Bones’. Spawning 4 singles – ‘I Still Believe’, ‘Peggy Sang The Blues’, ‘If Ever I Stray’ and the current track ‘Wessex Boy’, it is Frank’s most successful album to date, selling over 50,000 copies worldwide.

Tickets for Frank Turner at Frome Cheese and Grain cost £19adv +bf from www.ticketweb.co.uk Doors 8pm.