Twisterella Festival 2019

Various Venues, Middlesbrough

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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 Teesside University, the 1000 capacity multi-venue metropolitan music festival utilises established venues on Linthorpe Road & Southfield Road 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.

Nominated in the best ‘New Festival On The Block‘ category in both the 2015 and 2016 AIF 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.

Please visit www.twisterella.co.uk/ for more information.

Featuring

Bloxx

Bloxx appearing at this event

DIY praised female fronted, 4 piece, alt rock / indie pop band, BLOXX are known to fuse grungy undertones with classic indie-influenced melodies to create their unique, yet comfortably familiar sound which is most evident within their live shows.

See 4 tour dates featuring Bloxx

Dylan Cartlidge

Dylan Cartlidge is a rapper and MC, most well known for his stint on the BBC documentary 'The Mighty Redcar'

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Vistas

Vistas appearing at this event

An indie rock 3-piece from Edinburgh who formed in January 2016 and burst onto the Scottish music scene with hooky choruses and radio ready tunes.

See 16 tour dates featuring Vistas

Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes appearing at this event

Tarantino/Lynch style, Spaghetti Western inspired psych music that rocks hard and heavy. They are the leather jacket wearing, chain smoking, hard rocking siblings to bands like Starcrawler and Black Honey, seemingly raised on a diet of fuzz guitar riffs and hopeless tales of murder. A chemistry reminiscent of The Kills sets them apart with sparks flying between frontwoman Kitty Arabella Austen and co-lead Jon James Tufnell as they trade riffs and vocals with an intense fury highlighted by the raw, analogue production. "...pure cinematic Ennio Morricone rock n’roll" - The VPME.

See 5 tour dates featuring Saint Agnes

Swimming Girls

Dream Pop four-piece from Bristol.

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Pom Poko

Pom Poko appearing at this event

Hailing from Norway, quirky Indie-Punk four-piece Pom Poko mix sweet sing-song vocals with intense grooves, bouncy guitars and absurd riffs. Their sugar-rush-filled tunes led DIY magazine to describe them as "the intensity and fizziness of a bottle of Coke and pack of Mentos”! Their eclectic concoction of crowd pleasing vocal hooks, 70’s disco riffs, and raucous rhythmic changes combine to make this band a feat to behold live.

See 8 tour dates featuring Pom Poko

Dancing On Tables

Dancing On Tables appearing at this event

Dancing On Tables are a five piece vintage indie rock band hailing from Dunfermline in Scotland, entertaining in venues across Scotland. Alongside their own headline performances, they have also supported some exciting names in music: Embrace, Will And The People, Model Aeroplanes and Fatherson to name a few. "Chock-full of gutsy guitar hooks, driving drums, vocal and guitar distortions, wrapped in an undeniably charismatic, angsty Scottish accent" - Gigslutz

See 6 tour dates featuring Dancing On Tables

The Pearl Harts

The Pearl Harts appearing at this event

After touring as a session drummer around the world, Sara and her best friend Kirsty then spent a year secretly recording and playing secret shows, amongst which was a gig at legendary biker haunt, Ace Cafe. "Combining sweet vocals with some killer basslines, the duo of The Pearl Harts don’t half manage to make a racket. Spiky guitars and booming drums, with hints of Queens of the Stone Age or Nirvana...there’s still so much to get your ears around..."

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Peaness

Peaness appearing at this event

Featuring an all-girl line-up of Jessica Branney, Rachel Williams and Carleia Balbenta, three piece indie-pop band Peaness formed in Chester in late 2014. The trio have gigged extensively up and down the country with their unique and upbeat brand of indie pop that has more hooks, charm and depth than a dozen identikit indie-boy bores. The band have won the hearts of unsuspecting listeners across the length and breadth of the DIY scene, right through to BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Expect effortless breezy melodies, catchy hooks, even catchier choruses and lyrics that come with a cheeky wink and tongue in cheek innocence. Once you put it all together you’re left with what fans are christening Pea-Pop.

See 3 tour dates featuring Peaness

Babyteeth

Babyteeth appearing at this event

A five piece, alt rock band from London. Grunge and punk rock inspire and inform the Babyteeth sound.

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Leif Erikson

Leif Erikson appearing at this event

Rock from London.

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Only Sun

Only Sun appearing at this event

Only Sun are an exciting indie rock band from High Wycombe comprising of five tiring personalities; Aabid, Daz, Ed, Euan & Taylor. Throughout 2017, they gigged extensively throughout the London scene including headlining The Old Blue Last and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. They've also played at nationally renowned festivals, including Kendal Calling, Camden Rocks and Liverpool Sound City, and gained support from Spotify's The Indie List, Made in Chelsea and BBC Introducing. Throughout 2018 they released a new single every month and with this volume of releases comes the freedom to plumb the depths of their imagination and satisfy the cravings of other styles while still maintaining their sound. Perhaps there is a darker side to indie pop? Maybe it could get cheesier. Perhaps culminate into a PR car crash? Or perhaps this is a stroke of genius. Staggering, five pints deep, down the thin line that lies between pure insanity and genius is something that is not new to each member of Only Sun. One thing is for sure; behind the self deprecating front and the quickly decomposing sense of humour, the boys are turning up the heat in the studio and are ready for another year of success.

See 7 tour dates featuring Only Sun

Far Caspian

Far Caspian appearing at this event

Far Caspian’s foundations were built in frontman Joel Johnston’s University halls. His Lo-fi sound was picked up by Blogs such as Indie Shuffle and thelazylazyme, curating over 100k plays on his Soundcloud. Since graduating, Johnston has called upon Alessio and Jof to turn his bedroom sound into something bolder whilst still gravitating towards the DIY approach, producing/recording their own songs and music videos.

See 4 tour dates featuring Far Caspian

Ghost Signals

Ghost Signals appearing at this event

An indie / goth / post punk band from Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Cherry Head Cherry Heart

Teesside duo Naomi Lowe and Andy Johnson are purveyors of pop with classic stylings and modern moods. From the trumpets of Tijuana to the organs of Oslo and the sweet country vocals of Virginia.

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Micah Erenberg

Micah Erenberg appearing at this event

Micah Erenberg is a diversely talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Matlock, Manitoba, Canada creating catchy Indie-Rock-Pop anthems.

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The Vegan Leather

The Vegan Leather appearing at this event

Known for their exhilarating live shows, and infectious pop melodies, Scotland's The Vegan Leather have confirmed their status as one of the country’s hottest prospects. Fusing art-pop with dance-rock, the band have performed at a number of high profile events such as T in the Park, TRNSMT, and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with Paolo Nutini.

See 2 tour dates featuring The Vegan Leather

Also Appearing

Mush, Callum Pitt, Roxy Girls, Pit Pony, Tranqua Lite, FEVER DAYS, Michael Gallagher, Mt. Misery

Various Venues

  • Middlesbrough
  • TS1 3BA