Frankie And The Heartstrings, Clean Cut Kid, and more for Twisterella

the multiple venue one day festival returns to Middlesbrough

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 29th Apr 2016

Twisterella Festival 2016 - Frankie And The Heartstrings
Photo credit: Caitlin Hogg

Twisterella Festival 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016
various venues, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS1 3EZ, England MAP
Daily capacity: 1,000

The first acts 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 8th October 2016, from 1pm - 11pm.

Headliners Clean Cut Kid, and Frankie And The Heartstrings, are joined on the bill by A Festival, A Parade, Alistair James, Avalanche Party, Beezewax, Cape Cub, Coquin Migale, Drifts, Fletcher Jackson, Flight Brigade, Foreignfox, Forever Cult, Hold Music, James Gray Robson And The Lovely Burn, Jordan Mackampa, Joseph Hammill, Kingsley Chapman and The Murder, Major Matilda, Samantha Durnan, The Van T's, Tom Joshua, Tongues, Trash, and Zach Said.

Festival co-director Andy Carr said, "Today's announcement is just the beginning. We'll be revealing more acts over the coming months and we're already absolutely delighted with how it's shaping up. 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."

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. Venues include Teesside University SU, Westgarth Social Club, The Townhouse and TSOne. Plus pop-up sessions in: Sticky Fingers, Alchemy & Co and The Twisted Lip.

Festival co-director Henry Carden said, "We’re thrilled to have secured the continued support of our partner venues. The fact that they’re all a short walk from each other really helps build the buzz on the day – it’s amazing seeing hundreds of music fans descend on the heart of our town for a full day of superb live music."

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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Tickets are priced at £15.

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