Du Blonde, Spring King, PINS, Black Honey, Rebecca Clements, RedFaces, Man of Moon, Actor, Fronteers, Dan Cook, Fizzy Blood, Ross Leighton, and Cama Maya have been announced for Twisterella Festival, the one-day event which takes place at multiple venues in the Southfield Road & Linthorpe Road area of Middlesbrough, on Saturday 10th October 2015, from 1.30pm - 11pm.
Festival co-director Henry Carden said, "We’re incredibly proud of the line-up that we’ve put together for this year’s Twisterella. There’s so much to shout about for so many of the acts, but the fact that Zane Lowe recently chose Spring King to launch Apple’s new Beats 1 radio station shows the calibre of act that we’re bringing to our town. There’s a massive music industry buzz around the band at the moment, so it’s pretty good timing to be announcing them for the festival!"
Independent music promoters, Pay For The Piano and The Kids Are Solid Gold, have already announced Fickle Friends, Fatherson, Allusondrugs, Beach Baby, Washington Irving, Model Aeroplanes, Plastic Mermaids, NYTCLUB, Slug, Hyde & Beast, Kingsley Chapman and The Murder, Serinette, Dressed Like Wolves, General Sherman, George Boomsma, Bi:Lingual, Joe Ramsey, Keep Breathing, Josh Newell-Brown, Lissie's Heart Murmur, Plaza, Billy The Kid, Avalanche Party, Mouses, Cold Ocean Lies, and Lives, with a couple of special guests yet to be unveiled.
Twisterella Festival is the creation of Middlesbrough independent music promoters, The Kids Are Solid Gold and Pay for the Piano. The 1000 capacity festival will utilise well-established music venues such as Teesside University Students’ Union, The Keys, The Westgarth Social Club and TSOne, with pop-up sessions planned for Sticky Fingers and The Twisted Lip.
The event is designed to showcase the brightest emerging national and international music talent and will also give a platform to a select number of local and regional acts who are ready to make the step up to the big stage.
Festival co-director Andy Carr said, "We are passionate about presenting Middlesbrough as a confident town and one that is very much at the cutting edge for showcasing the finest emerging talent. A number of acts from last year’s line-up, such as Prides, Eliza and the Bear and Jake Isaac, have already gone on to bigger and better things. Twisterella really is a chance to see tomorrow’s acts, today."
Tickets are priced at £15.
In addition to the live acts, Twisterella will feature an Unconference with the focus on bringing key music industry figures to the town to share their expertise and offer advice to new and developing Teesside musicians.
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