London’s largest one-day free music festival, High Tide, has announced its full line-up for 2023.
Organised by local vinyl emporium Eel Pie Records, the event is set to return to Twickenham on 30th July 2023. Leading the lineup are the Eel Pie Island legends Mystery Jets and just announced co-headliners Goat Girl.
They’ll be joined by a diverse group of acts, including CHERYM, Errol Linton, Grace Savage, VC Pines, Flat Party, Scrounge, Balamuc, Living Body, Lilith Ai, Down With The Stereotype and Michelle Stodart. But the fun doesn’t stop there – Dork (Hi, that’s us – Ed) is delighted to be joining up to highlight some of the amazing artists set to perform. You can check out the full bill in the poster below.
High Tide is a free entry community-led festival that aims to capture the spirit of Eel Pie Island in its prime right in the heart of Twickenham. The event is committed to showcasing a vibrant selection of the best young and established bands and musicians across 16 stages and venues.
High Tide Festival Manager Leila Jones explains “Our focus on diversity and emerging talent is really important to me. There’s loads of bands I’m so looking forward to seeing at High Tide this year. Goat Girl and CHERYM are totally unmissable!!”
This year’s festival is a collaboration between Eel Pie Records, The London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Discover Twickenham BID, and The Friends of Twickenham Green, with support from local people through crowdfunding and a wide range of Twickenham businesses. The organisers raise funds to pay the bands through a crowdfunding campaign, which successfully raised over £12,000 to help pay for the festival.
To celebrate their addition to the line-up, our chums at High Tide grabbed a few quick words with new co-headliners Goat Girl – who it turns out are about to record their third album. “Expect extremes,” they say. We always do.
Where did the name Goat Girl originate from?
It originally came from a Bill Hicks sketch called ‘Goat Boy’. The name has evolved with us though I feel, we like goats and what they symbolise. Also, we are the G.O.A.T.s
What is your favourite festival to play?
High Tide, obviously…
What is going on in Goat Girl world ATM?
We’re just about to record our third album, we’ve been working on it for a while and it’s finally all coming together. Expect extremes.
What would be a dream collaboration of yours?
Eartheater would be amazing. Dean Blunt too, and Mica Levi.