Concert News


Twisterella – Middlesbrough’s award-winning multi-venue music festival – returns on Saturday 9th October 2021, with hotly tipped emerging artists including The Howl & The HumLauran HibberdJordan MackampaDream NailsMarthaGunn and HYYTS among the first wave of critically acclaimed artists announced. 

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’ UnionThe TownhouseTSOne 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

Co-Promoter Andy Carr said, “It is thrilling to get this latest announcement out there and we are so excited for this line up. After the uncertainty of the past year there’ll be no better way to reconnect in the heart of Middlesbrough. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Twisterella. Twisterella is such a special event and we’re incredibly proud of what it means to the region’s music fans.” 

Co-Promoter Henry Carden added, “After such a difficult year for everyone involved in the music industry and all of our partner venues, it feels quite cathartic to be announcing bands again!” 

Since launching in 2014Twisterella 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 FenderFickle FriendsDream WifeBlack HoneyBloxxBoy Azooga and more to the heart of Middlesbrough

Consequently, 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 follow in this tradition by playing host to the brightest and best breaking bands, with The Howl & The HumLauran HibberdJordan MackampaHYYTSSpyresDream NailsMarthaGunnI See RiversSwim SchoolTalkboyLizzie ReidCherymCheerbleederzOdinaMemesOne NineVenus GrrrlsStraight GirlFortitude ValleyMt. MiseryJames Leonard HewitsonJodie NicholsonTwist HelixCampbell SibthorpeFrankie BeetlestoneJake WhiskinBare RootsBlanketmanLuke RoyaltyMarketplacePhibi and Leopard Rays all announced today. 

Tickets for Twisterella 2021 are available now, priced at £20 here

Tickets already purchased for Twisterella 2020 are valid for 2021’s event, or refunds are available from point of purchase. 


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