Flatpack Festival present Frankie – Laguna Beach

Date: 21/05/22 Place: The Crossing Time: 20.00pm

We first got tipped off about 5-piece punk puppet group Frankie in 2018 – four years on, we’re stoked to finally be bringing them to the festival for the UK premiere of their show, Laguna Beach.

Based in Ghent, Belgium, Frankie is a formidable group of artists and musicians: Simon Lynen, Vincent Lynen, Brecht Hayen, Jef Staut and Timo Fannoy. Together they have created a fragmentary, messy and imperfect universe, which is cinematic, humorous and strangely moving.

Part gig, part theatre, part live art show, the interaction between the live music, their performances, and the mechanically powered installations is both brilliant and bonkers. Ranging from utter failure to tropical idyll, the cheerful naivety of Laguna Beach is always disarming. This one is an absolute must-see!