Frank Turner - Frank Turner speaks on 'unique' Olympics experience

Subscribe Frank Turner

Frank Turner says playing the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was a ''unique experience''.

The folk singer played at the huge event in London last summer and revealed while some aspects of the process unsettled him, it was a once in a lifetime moment he couldn't turn down.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''It was cool, it was a unique experience which was why I said yes to it. It's like, when the f**k are you ever going to get asked to do something like that again?

''There were parts of it that were a bit f***ed. I didn't enjoy being criminal record checked to check I wasn't a terrorist. That was kind of unpleasant.

''Some of the bureaucracy around it wasn't to my taste. But, yeah, it was a good time! I'm sure it was good for my career.''

Frank saw his profile rise after his performance at the event, particularly with the success of his newest record 'Tape Deck Heart'.

He has insisted he wants his music - thus far a relatively underground phenomenon - to remain all-inclusive and rejected snobbery from all walks of life.

He added: ''I don't want what I do to be elitist ... I went to a school that was filled with people who were snobbish f***ing p****s, and I hated them because they would say 'those kinds of people'.

''And in saying something like that, you're immediately dismissing a huge load of individuals based on your own bulls**t prejudices ... They're all people too, and f**k you for being so up your own arse that you think your choices in life are more valid than theirs.

''You know what - they might be, they might not be, but it's not for you to say - and everybody's welcome at my shows.''


Tags: Frank Turner

Subscribe Frank Turner

More Frank Turner

Frank Turner - Interview at Live At Leeds 2014

Catching up with Frank Turner is a bit like trying to chase a whirlwind. Packing in two live shows at Live At Leeds as well...

A Week In Music, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video, Dawes Talk New Album And Bob Dylan And Mercury And Jackson Duets Are To Be Unveiled

A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black Skinhead' (or 'BLKKK SKKKN HEAD'...

Frank Turner - Losing Days Video

1st September 2013 sees the release of Frank Turner's single Losing Days. This is the third single from Frank's fifth studio album Tape Deck Heart...

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

With his star already in the ascendancy, last year's inspired Olympic call up by nearly-Sir Danny Boyle to spearhead the introduction of 'The Isles Of...


A Week In Music, Daft Punk Make Triumphant Return With Get Lucky, Chvrches EP Precedes Anticipated Album, Vampire Weekend Interviewed At Coachella

A Week in Videos... Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated video of the week comes from Daft Punk, who return to the scene with ‘Get Lucky.’ Featuring...

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls Take To Glasgow On His Worldwide Tour [Photos]

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Glasgow's O2 AcademyFrank Turner and the Sleeping Souls took to Glasgow's O2 Academy for his second UK date...

Frank Turner - The Second Three Years

It's refreshing to find an artist that celebrates their musical heritage, no matter how unfashionable it may seem at first glance. In Frank Turner's case...

Frank Turner, Interview

Interview with Frank Turner.Frank Turner is beginning to find a prominent place on the public's radar, but it's not just the loyal supporters who have...



Frank Turner Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Frank Turner

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All