After the success of the inaugural Twisterella Festival last October, Middlesbrough’s most dynamic and forward-thinking independent music promoters, Pay For The Piano and The Kids Are Solid Gold, have announced details of Twisterella Festival 2015. Taking place on Saturday 10th October, the 1000 capacity festival will utilise well-established music venues such as Teesside University Students’ Union, The Keys, The Westgarth Social Club and TSOne, with pop-up sessions planned for Sticky Fingers and The Twisted Lip.
National touring acts confirmed so far for Twisterella 2015 include: Brighton-based BBC Introducing favourites Fickle Friends, Scottish indie-rock heroes Fatherson and Leeds alt-rockers Allusondrugs. Hotly tipped acts such as Beach Baby, Washington Irving, Model Aeroplanes, Plastic Mermaids and NYTCLUB will be joining them, along with North Eastern big hitters Slug, Hyde & Beast and former Chapman Family front-man Kingsley Chapman & The Murder.
BBC Tees’ local music mogul Bob Fischer has selected some of his top Teesside tips to open the festival: Serinette, Dressed Like Wolves, General Sherman and George Boomsma. They’ll be joined by fellow regional acts Bi:Lingual, Joe Ramsey, Keep Breathing, Josh Newell-Brown, Lissie’s Heart Murmur and Plaza. There’ll also be a rare solo performance from Billy The Kid, aka Young Rebel Set’s Matty Chipchase.