Twisterella Festival 2016

Various Venues, Middlesbrough

Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser


This event has been and gone.

Launched in 2014, Twisterella Festival is the creation of Middlesbrough’s most dynamic and forward thinking independent music promoters, Pay for the Piano and The Kids Are Solid Gold.

Centred around the University area of town on Linthorpe Road and Southfield Road, the 1000 capacity metropolitan festival utilises well established music venues such as Teesside University Students’ Union, The Keys and The Westgarth Social Club, to name but a few.

The event is designed to showcase the brightest emerging national and international music talent and 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.

In addition to the live acts, Twisterella features 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.

The promoters involved in Twisterella both have a long history of attracting breaking acts to the region, having previously secured Teesside shows from the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines, The 1975, James Bay, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Palma Violets, Frank Turner, First Aid Kit, Dry The River, Daughter, Pulled Apart By Horses, Drenge, Wolf Alice, Alt-J, Keaton Henson, Temples and many more earlier in their careers.

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Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid appearing at this event

Livepool Indie/Alternative four-piece Clean Cut Kid deliver infectious ear-worm indie-pop melodies with autobiographical lyircs, once described as “Soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water”. Their influences range from the current sounds of Arcade Fire and St. Vincent to legends like Bowie and Talking Heads. "One listen and you're sucked into a world of dirty melodies, infectious harmony hooks, glistening choral swells and reference points including US lo-fi pop and Fleetwood Mac. The latter of which is rather apt, given two of the band, Mike and Evelyn are married" - Liverpool Echo.

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Various Venues

  • Middlesbrough
  • TS1 3BA