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Frank Turner: Wembley Arena, London

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 15 April 2012

FRANK TURNER'S inexorable rise from folk-punk busker to Wembley headliner has been a triumph of hard-gigging slog and astute anti-marketing over musical originality. The 30-year-old Winchester native was never a critical darling, possibly because he is a former Eton schoolboy. But judging by the explosive energy, passionate optimism and fiercely egalitarian spirit he displayed at this debut arena show, his populist appeal is both obvious and infectious.

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