Frank Turner is to attempt a world record for the most gigs in different cities in 24 hours with 15 shows, including Southampton and Winchester. 

As he approaches his 3,000th live show and the release of his upcoming tenth album, the celebrated Hampshire singer songwriter will embark on the attempt for The Music Venue Trust on May 4.

In a timeframe of 24 hours, Frank has to play 15 solo shows, with each set a minimum of 20 minutes.

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The challenge will support grassroots venues and independent record stores across the country. 

The schedule will see him complete the challenge on May 5 at The Railway (for Pie & Vinyl) at 10.30am and at The Brook (for Vinilo) at midday. 

Frank told the Daily Echo: “I’ve never been one to do things by halves or shirk a challenge - I once played all 50 American states in 50 days, for goodness sake. 

"We’re working with 13 independent record shops and 15 independent grassroots music venues for the shows, highlighting two bits of the infrastructure of the underground that I care about most. It’s going to be tough, but hopefully fun too."