18 September, 2017

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] Twisterella Festival 2017


Returning for another exciting year on Saturday 7th October, Middlesbrough's multi-venue metropolitan music festival welcomes back Twisterella. Featuring a line-up that boasts a huge selection of the brightest, highly-tipped emerging regional, national and international acts.

Highlights this year include; Neon Waltz, Dream Wife, Bossy Love, Kyko, Life, Avalanche Party, Outlya, Skinny Girl Diet, Pip Blom, The Jackobins, Jordan Allen, Cape Cub, Low Island, Desperate Journalist, Tom Joshua, The Island Club, Jake Houlsby, Pronto Mama, Josh Wantie, Eat Fast, Para Alta, Dylan Cartlidge & many more.

Centred around Teesside University's campus heart, the 1000 capacity event utilises established venues such as: Teesside University Students’ Union, The Townhouse, TSOne and The Westgarth Social Club, along with pop-up sessions in some of the town’s coolest bars in nearby Baker Street and Bedford Street.



With two of Teesside’s leading independent promoters, Pay for the Piano and The Kids Are Solid Gold joining forces, the event capitalises on the promoters’ track record for booking emerging acts. Between them, they've previously brought the likes of Mumford & Sons, Wolf Alice, Alt-J, The 1975, The Vaccines, James Bay, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Palma Violets, Frank Turner, First Aid Kit, Daughter, Field Music, Pulled Apart By Horses, Drenge, Keaton Henson, VANT, Temples, The Amazons and many more to Teesside early in their careers.

Having launched in 2014, Twisterella has already played host to Clean Cut Kid, Spring King, Fickle Friends, Eliza and the Bear, Prides, Fatherson, Black Honey, Cattle & Cane, Beach Baby, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Jake Isaac, Du Blonde, WHITE, Sweet Baboo, Menace Beach, Hyde & Beast, PINS and many more in previous years.

Nominated in the best ‘New Festival On The Block‘ category in both the 2015 and 2016AIF Festival Congress Awards, Twisterella is designed to showcase the brightest emerging national and international talent, as well as give a platform to a select number of local and regional acts who are ready to make the step up to the big stage.

Purchase tickets HERE

  


 
FULL LINE-UP FOR TWISTERELLA 2017: 

NEON WALTZ 
DREAM WIFE 
BOSSY LOVE 
KYKO 
LIFE
AVALANCHE PARTY 
OUTLYA
 SKINNY GIRL DIET 
THE JACKOBINS
JORDAN ALLEN 
CAPE CUB
LOW ISLAND
DESPERATE JOURNALIST
PIP BLOM
TOM JOSHUA
THE ISLAND CLUB
JAKE HOULSBY
PRONTO MAMA
JOSH WANTIE
EAT FAST
PARA ALTA 
THE OLD PINK HOUSE 
THE NINTH WAVE
TEAM PICTURE
THE SEAMONSTERS
 AMELIA COBURN
WE TIBETANS
JAMES LEONARD HEWITSON
HAYLEY MCKAY
JISTER DYLAN CARTLIDGE
FIGMENNT
LLOVERS 
EVE CONWAY
SOHAM DE
TOWZER
RIDLEY WOOF
CLUB PARADISE

 + SECRET POP-UP SESSIONS


Words by Cole Samson