Exciting times for Twickenham’s music lovers! Our humble town’s very own Eel Pie Records will soon be bringing a new live music event to our little slice of Thames-side paradise. The plan? Well, as the guys at Eel Pie Records told us, “We’re trying to re-ignite the spirit of Eel Pie Island in its heyday. We’re hosting a gathering of young and established artists performing high quality original music and spoken word to engage and inspire”. Tick. That does sounds like pretty a decent plan, doesn’t it? You can expect a variety of musical styles from folk to indie, to electronic and blues and even some Jewish klezmer. Dare we say something for everyone? Yes, we dare.
The High Tide Festival (good name, btw) will take place on 22nd June in Church Street with artists appearing across four performance areas. Acts already lined up include Goat Girl, The Errol Linton Band, Gwenifer Raymond, The Shuks, Queensway (UK). Not familiar with them? Then put your trust in the festival curators to deliver a quality line up. Local businesses are helping fund the project but there’s also a crowdfunding campaign where you, dear reader, can contribute to making this the rip-roaring success. The event will be free to attend with the crowdfunding money raised being used to cover costs relating to staging, the PA system and performers.
With the annual Twickenham Festival coming up soon, the High Tide Festival sounds like an excellent addition to the summer social calendar. Put the date in your diary, click on the crowdfunding link and follow updates on Eel Pie Records’ social media pages or using the #hightidetwick hashtag.