Thank you x

WOW. Thank you to everybody who ensured that Twisterella 2016 totally and utterly exceeded expectations. Let’s do it all again next year, yeah? 100 early bird tickets are on-sale now from SEE Tickets:

There’s too many people to thank, but we should start by saying a huge thank you to everybody who bought a ticket and came along to enjoy an awesome day of live music in the heart of Middlesbrough. You’re the best. Every single one of you.

The festival is the culmination of months of hard work from Pay For The Piano and The Kids Are Solid Gold, but seeing so many people buzzing off the bands we’ve booked makes it all worthwhile.

Without the support of forward-thinking Teesside-based companies, organisations and individuals who share our commitment to making our town the best it can be, there’s no way we would be able to make Twisterella happen – so we really can’t thank them enough. Please check out all of our partner venues, sponsors and patrons and support them throughout the year:

We’d also like to extend a warm thank you to all of the (Un)Conference panelists, stage managers, sound engineers, photographers, videographers and venue staff who worked tirelessly throughout the day.

Last, but by no means least, we’d like to say a MASSIVE thanks to every single band who played yesterday – you were all absolutely brilliant, both musically and as people. It was a pleasure to bring so many unbelievably talented, genuine and humble acts to Twisterella and we’re sure that we’ll be seeing a lot of you back on Teesside again over the coming months…

Clean Cut Kid // Frankie & The Heartstrings // WHITE // Kingsley Chapman and The Murder // Eliza Shaddad // Mouses // Youth Club // Flight Brigade// October Drift // Marsicans // Gill Landry // Forever Cult // Stereopol //Cape Cub // TRASH // Natalie McCool // Beezewax // Joseph Hammill fromCattle & Cane // FOREIGNFOX // AVALANCHE PARTY // Tongues. // The Van T’s // Jordan Mackampa // Zach Said // Drifts // Coquin Migale // A Festival, A Parade // PLAZA // LUUNA // Fletcher Jackson // Tom Joshua //Tough Tits // Alistair James // Samantha Durnan // The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens // Hold Music // Major Matilda // James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn // Jister // James Leonard Hewitson & Dressed Like Wolves

All of our local acts deserve a huge amount of praise too – is this the strongest the Teesside music scene has ever been? The quality from the regional acts yesterday was phenomenal and showed that it’s no coincidence that many of them are starting to make waves nationally now too. Long may it continue.

We should probably mention that there’s plenty more great gigs coming up in Middlesbrough over the next few months, so we hope to see you at some of the following:

Matt Berry & the Maypoles at Teesside University SU – Sat 29 Oct (TKASG)

Gengahr + support – Thursday 1st December – Westgarth Social Club

Meilyr Jones + Winter Hill Transmission & Plastic at Westgarth – Friday 9th December

Cattle & Cane – Christmas Show – The Middlesbrough Empire with support from Cape Cub – Thursday 22nd December

All the best,

Henry, Andy and Phil


This time next week, Twisterella 2015 will be in full swing. Have you got your ticket yet?

If you need to whet your appetite ahead of the big day, check out these ace festival previews:

And be sure to pick up a copy of the latest issue of The Crack magazine – they’ve kindly featured Twisterella on the front-cover, including a photo of those handsome Fatherson chaps! Thanks, Crack.


See you all next Saturday.


Twisterella Festival Line-Up 2015!

Good morning.

We’re delighted to announce the final wave of acts for this year’s Twisterella Festival on Saturday 10th October in Middlesbrough!

The likes of Spring King, Du Blonde, Pins, Black Honey, Man Of Moon, Rebecca Clements, RedFaces, Dan Cook, Fronteers and Fizzy Blood will be joining previously announced groups including Fickle Friends, Fatherson and Allusondrugs:

Twisterella 2015
Twisterella 2015

Tickets are on-sale now:

We’re absolutely buzzing with the line-up and can’t wait to see you all in October x

Prides, Sivu, Menace Beach & more added to the line-up!

We’re very pleased to welcome Prides, Sivu, Menace Beach, Heyrocco, Longfellow, Solareye, Palace and James Kruman to the Twisterella line-up. They’ll be joining previously announced acts including Eliza and the Bear, Cattle & Cane, Sweet Baboo, Jake Isaac, Laurel, The Hosts, Brontide, Happyness, Bad Breeding, Dancing Years, Lovepark and Stanley Odd to name but a few.

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Twisterella is looking to add itself to the likes of The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City as one of the UK’s best multi-venue festivals. Judging by the acts announced for their first outing, they’re well on the way to doing just that.” – Amazing Radio

It’s been an exciting few days at Twisterella towers, so we thought it would be worth doing a quick update to let y’all know that we’ll be announcing the final wave of Twisterella acts on Friday 8th August. The line-up is already fantastic, but the final announcements really do take it to the next level.

As it’s pay day for a lot of you today, why not treat yourself to a ticket!? Thank you to everybody who has already bought one, but if you’ve not already made a purchase, pop into The Olde Young Tea House in Middlesbrough or order online from: