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The first wave of bands for October’s Twisterella Festival in Middlesbrough have been announced, and they’re setting quite the standard for what is sure to be a truly special day on Saturday 8th October at venues across Teesside. With a mix of fresh, cutting-edge talent alongside bands that have already made massive strides and are firm favourites, the announcement of artists making the line-up is cause for lots of excitement.

Hotly-tipped Liverpudlian quartet Clean Cut Kid and local indie favourites Frankie & The Heartstrings are two stand-out bands that’ll really get people clamouring for tickets to the 1000 capacity festival, which utilises established music venues such as Teesside University Students’ Union, The Townhouse, The Westgarth Social Club and TSOne; along with pop-up sessions in Sticky Fingers, Alchemy & Co and The Twisted Lip.

Further acts announced include some of Scotland’s most exciting new bands in the shape of Foreignfox, Tongues and The Van T’s, along with highly rated dark, tortured melodies of Kingsley Chapman & The Murder; with Avalanche Party, Cape Cub and Cattle & Cane front-man Joseph Hammill all immensely talented acts really making waves too.

Bands touring the UK  will also be heading to the festival, these include Leeds rockers Forever Cult, highly talented Coventry singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa, Chesterfield shoegazers TRASH and anthemic indie seven-piece Flight Brigade. Added to that is soon to be a star Zach Said.  BBC Tees’ Bob Fischer has selected some of his top Teesside tips to open up each stage too; Samantha Durnan, Tom Joshua, Hold Music, Major Matilda and James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn should all make the most of that wonderful opportunity.

It’s a real chance to see the best the North East music scene has to offer, with Drifts, Coquin Migale and A Festival, A Parade three bands that are expected to continue to go from strength to strength this year. There’s an international flavour for the festival coming from Norweigan indie-pop band Beeswax. There’s even more to be announced over the coming months too, and it’s a festival which could show Middlesbrough as a town with a vibrant passion for music, and music lovers of Teesside will be treated to some of the best bands they’ll see this year.

Twisterella Festival takes place on Saturday 8th October, at various Middlesbrough venues, with tickets on sale now.

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