Due to the ongoing covid-19 crisis there will sadly be no Twisterella in 2020, but it’s not all doom and gloom for Middlesbrough’s award-winning multi-venue music festival. Hotly tipped emerging artists including The Howl & The Hum, Lauran Hibberd, Dream Nails, MarthaGunn and I See Rivers are among the first wave of critically acclaimed artists announced for next year’s festival on Saturday 9th October 2021.
“Back in March, we were all set to announce the line-up for Twisterella 2020 but we held back as there was too much uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic” explains Twisterella co-promoter Henry Carden.
“The health, safety and wellbeing of the bands, audience and staff is of absolute paramount importance to us, so we’ve taken the incredibly difficult decision to postpone Twisterella 2020 and move the line-up to Twisterella 2021” he adds.
“Whilst we were initially sad that it was impossible for the event to run as planned this year, we’re thrilled that a significant number of acts who were confirmed to play this year will now join us in 2021 for what will be the biggest and best Twisterella yet” explains Twisterella co-promoter Andy Carr.
“Along with our partner venues and sponsors, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the heart of Middlesbrough and we promise that Twisterella 2021 will be well worth the wait – as always, your new favourite band awaits you” adds Andy.
In 2019, Twisterella won a prestigious AIF Independent Festival Award for its ‘forward thinking bookings‘, reflecting the event’s track record in showcasing the finest emerging national and international talent, as well as giving a platform to a select number of local and regional acts who are ready to make the step up to the big stage.
In 2021, Twisterella will once again play host to the brightest and best breaking bands, with The Howl & The Hum, Lauran Hibberd, Dream Nails, MarthaGunn, I See Rivers, Odina, Cheerbleederz, One Nine, Venus, Straight Girl, Fortitude Valley, Mt. Misery, James Leonard Hewitson, Jodie Nicholson, Twist Helix, Campbell Sibthorpe, Bare Roots and Leopard Rays all announced today.
With all of the venues less than a 5 minute walk from one another, the 1,250 capacity multi-venue metropolitan music festival utilises established stages such as Teesside University Students’ Union, The Townhouse, The Dickens Inn, 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.
Since launching in 2014, Twisterella has established itself as one of the go-to events for new music discovery on the UK festival circuit, having brought the likes of Sam Fender, Fickle Friends, Vistas, Clean Cut Kid, Dream Wife, PINS, Jake Isaac, Black Honey, Fatherson, Pip Blom, Plastic Mermaids, Bryde, Pom Poko, Cattle & Cane, Bloxx, Dylan Cartlidge, Boy Azooga, Jordan Mackampa and Avalanche Party to the heart of Middlesbrough.
The promoters involved in Twisterella both have a long history of bringing emerging acts to the region, having previously secured Teesside shows from the likes of Mumford & Sons, The 1975, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Sam Fender, Wolf Alice, James Bay, The Vaccines, Frank Turner, First Aid Kit, Daughter, Alt-J and many more earlier in their careers.
Tickets for Twisterella 2021 are on-sale now, priced at £20.00 online from SEE Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/go/Twisterella2021
Tickets already purchased for Twisterella 2020 are valid for 2021’s event, or refunds are available from point of purchase.