FESTIVAL NEWS: Latest wave of acts & (Un)Conference Programme announced for Twisterella 2023

Prima Queen, Shelf Lives, Melin Melyn, Venus Grrrls, Alien Chicks, Dilettante & more join lineup for Twisterella Festival. Middlesbrough. Saturday 14th October 2023

Swim School at Twisterella 2022 = Credit: Victoria Wai

Middlesbrough’s forward-thinking music festival Twisterella has shared their latest wave of artists & (un)conference programme for this year’s October event. Newly announced artists include transatlantic duo Prima Queen, post punkers Shelf Lives, psychedelic country poppers Melin Melyn, VENUS GRRRLS, Alien Chicks, Dilettante.

These acts and more join an already impressive music lineup which already includes Dutch Uncles, Opus Kink, Ciel, Avalanche Party, Cathy Jain, The Joy Hote, Humour, Cherym.

As well as all the live music on offer, Twisterella also features its own (un)Conference; a vital, inclusive forum which brings key figures from across the music industry together in Middlesbrough to share their expertise, offering advice and feedback to Teesside’s next exciting generation of artists. The full programme has been announced today including:

  • Digital Distribution & Streaming: Bradley Kulisic & Pippa Morgan (Singing Light)
  • Physical Releases & Crowdfunding: Jodie Nicholson (Independent Artist/FairSound) & Danny Lowe (Press On Vinyl)
  • Press & PR: Jasmine Sidhu (Hanglands) & Lucy Harbron (Gigwise)
  • Artist Identity & Content: Hollie Galloway (Filmmaker) & David Saunders (NARC/TMA)
  • Radio: Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio) & Shakk (BBC Music Introducing)

The un(Conference) will take place at Middlesbrough Town Hall and is free entry & all ages. Registration opens at 10:30am and the (un)conference finishes at 12:30pm, in time to head to the festival for the first artists.

Artists Announced Today:

Prima Queen, Shelf Lives, Melin Melyn, Venus Grrrls, Alien Chicks, Dilettante, Sage Todz, Phil Madeley, SUDS, Spielmann, Hang Linton, Slix, Chef The Rapper, Dressed Like Wolves, Irked, Gone Tomorrow.



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