Earlier this month Twisterella blew out the festival flame, marking the end of another successful season.
Amongst the scurry of mini festivals dotted around the country, the North East’s Twisterella bought an appetite for Teesides’ talent and impressively cheap lager. But more importantly, the festival acted as a building network of music venues and relations with international talent.
Certain cities thrive with their own music scenes and Middlesbrough is on the verge for a music uprising. One only has to ponder through the festivals’ history since 2014 to give some insight; Twisterella has showcased the best in emerging bands; from Fickle Friends to Spring King, Black Honey to Clean Cut Kid, just to name a few.
Venues, bars, social clubs and student unions open their doors across city centre streets, on a few streets. The North East is only getting stronger and showcasing the pride in miraculous ways. This year’s highlights included full rooms for moshes with Avalanche party and ultimate tranquillity to enjoy Amelia Coburn.
The festival is a true experience, and a real celebration of culture; both of which see Twisterella wearing its heart on its sleeve. While providing the nuts and bolts of a music festival by showcasing bands, Twisterella offers festival attendees industry insight from panel discussion featuring industry figures – indie labels, radio presenters, artist managers and tour managers.
Its emergence is a beginning of music renaissance in the North East and resembles as a glowing diamond, in amongst the music scene.
Photos by Lauren Close
Words by Christian Graham