Frank Turner Speaks on Leeds and Reading Festival Performances
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.25.2013
He also comments on his tribute entrance to Nirvana at Reading...
NME interviewed Frank Turner ahead of his Main Stage show at the Leeds Festival on Saturday, August 24. Below are some highlights:
Turner on how he feels when he gets on stage: "I am generally quite an unrelaxed, wound up human being but I just feel good when I go on stage. I feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be. Walking on stage for the first time is something that I used to find a little intimidating but now I find enormously energizing."
Turner on his Reading Festival entrance similar to Kurt Cobain's famous appearance there: "It was a tribute to Nirvana, lighten up. I'm obviously not mocking the disabled. I think it's a real stretch actually to think that's what I'm doing. I think that you have to be somebody whose finding reasons to be angry in life and just relax or take that energy and use it to do something constructive to help the world instead of posting crappy little things."