High Tide – Twickenham’s Glastonbury!

People have described the High Tide Festival as “one of the best things to happen in Twickenham for decades” – it’s certainly something Twickenham can be deservedly proud of. 

It’s an event created by the community, for the community, bringing good times and commercial activity to the local streets. Curated by us, Kevin and Phil from Eel Pie Records, this not-for-profit festival showcases the finest original musicians, poets and comedy performers in venues across the town. It’s free to attend for everyone, and all of the performers get paid properly.

Now, in only its third year, High Tide 2022 will be spread over an unprecedented 17 stages and venues across Twickenham.

And… get this. You don’t even have to camp out in a leaky tent or be subjected to the horrors of a festival toilet block to get to enjoy some of the finest music currently forming the soundtrack to our lives.

As organisers, we pride ourselves on finding the finest musicians and bands to entertain the crowds. There is a total focus on original music rather than covers bands, and a concentration on younger musicians bringing new styles and fresh expression to Twickenham.

That doesn’t mean that older performers are excluded. Far from it. But it does mean that there’s a balance of styles, genders and genres at High Tide as the organisers focus on diversity and on reigniting the spirit of Eelpiland in its heyday.

And what a range of musical styles there will be at High Tide. It runs all the way from samba to soul, rock to reggae, americana to ambient, folk to funk, hip hop to highlife, jazz to more jazz, and many more genres that don’t have matching first letters!

There’s a fresh brew of the highly popular and tasty High Tide Ale and an expanded range of street food and speciality drinks stalls. Plus, all the fabulous cafés, restaurants and other businesses of Church Street and the wider Twickenham area to enjoy too.

It’s all actually going to be quite good.

Where will it happen?

There are 3 external stages.

  • Brewery Market Main Stage
    On the junction of Church Street and Arragon Road, next to the Civic Centre.
  • Kingfisher Jazz Stage
    On Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Twickenham Riverside.
  • Foxtons/Basement Door Stage
    In Church Lane car park behind Eel Pie Records.

And 14 pub/theatre/shop performance areas:

  • The Eel Pie Pub, Church Street
  • Brewery Market, Church Street
  • Twickenham Club, Church Street
  • The Royal Oak, Richmond Road
  • Wags N Tales, Richmond Road
  • The Shack, London Road
  • The Cabbage Patch, London Road
  • The Exchange, London Road
  • Heatham House, Whitton Road
  • The Barmy Arms, The Embankment
  • Orleans House Gallery, Orleans Road
  • Emporium, Heath Road
  • St Mary’s Church, Church Street
  • The Albany Pub, Queen’s Road

Check out the map for locations.

Go to eelpierecords.com for the line-ups and more information, plus the chance to buy exclusive High Tide merchandise: 

High Tide programme with maps and all venue line-ups £2

A0 High Tide 2022 Poster, £10

High Tide 2022 T-shirt, £20

High Tide Tea Towel, £10

New limited-edition Eel Pie Records T-shirt, designed by Jem Panufnik, £25

Merchandise is also available instore at Eel Pie Records, Church St, and in the market areas around the festival site on the day.

High Tide IPA is available from:

Brewery Market and Ricardo’s Cellar on Church Street, and in the market areas around the festival site. 

High Tidings!

Phil Penman and Kevin Jones are the owners of
Eel Pie Records.

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