High Tide Festival - Sunday 30 July 2023

by Eel Pie Records in Twickenham, Greater London, United Kingdom

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On 4th July 2023 we successfully raised £12,266 with 207 supporters in 42 days

Help to make High Tide 2023 happen. High Tide is a community based, not for profit music festival that's free to attend for all.

by Eel Pie Records in Twickenham, Greater London, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we get to the stretch target we will be able to be more generous with what we pay our performers. They will all get paid but wouldn't it be wonderful if we could afford to pay them really well to properly reward their talent.

What is High Tide? 

High Tide is a community-led festival that aims to reignite the spirit of Eel Pie Island in its heyday here in the heart of Twickenham.  We seek out and showcase a diverse selection of the best young and established bands and musicians across 20 stages.   

And, while all the music is free to watch, we make sure that the artists get a fair reward for the enjoyment they bring to our community over the weekend. 

The festival is delivered thanks to a collaboration between Eel Pie Records, Discover Twickenham BID, Richmond Council, The Friends of Twickenham Green and a wide range of local Twickenham businesses.   

We do not seek large corporate sponsors, preferring to maintain the independence and free spirit that represents and benefits Twickenham. 


How we started High Tide

When we (Kevin and Phil) set up Eel Pie Records, we had a very clear ambition to be more than just a shop. We wanted to be a community hub, a focus for music locally and a foundation from which to catalyse music-based activities and events.  

Our shop was the start.  We then introduced music evenings, where anyone can drop in to share and celebrate new musical discoveries over a glass of wine.  But we wanted more.  Our vision included creating a free music festival for the whole of Twickenham.   

And in 2019, the High Tide Festival was born.  A free festival for everyone to enjoy! 

The festival is non-profit making - we take no income from the festival, although we do hope to benefit from the massively increased footfall on the day, as can any other Twickenham business! 


High Tide 2023 

Twickenham is a hive of creativity and the more we celebrate the musical talent we have on offer, the more we see new, diverse bands and artists wanting to participate and our community wanting to enjoy them. 

High Tide has already become one of London’s biggest free music festivals.  This year, on 30th July, we are going to expand further, covering most of Twickenham. 

A new stage that we are particularly excited by is the one on Twickenham Green which we are working with the Friends of Twickenham Green to bring to life. 


What we need from you 

High Tide is supported by local businesses and Richmond Council.  This valuable support means that we can start planning the festival and booking bands and musicians. High Tide has also always been very generously supported by the local community through crowdfunding.

Inflation means that transport and infrastructure costs have increased dramatically. So we need the communities support now more than ever before if we are to make High Tide happen. More stages in more places also costs more.  And we want to remain committed to paying artists a fair rate.  

We also want the festival to remain led by the community for the community, not a corporate sponsored event so we are not seeking support from large corporations. 

Your support would mean that we can deliver this community-led, diverse festival that remains free to everyone.  Every contribution you make will go directly towards paying the High Tide artists properly for their time and talent and the staging costs. 

Further information 

Where will The High Tide stages be? 

There are four external stages. 

Main Stage, Civic Centre  (Junction of Church Street and Arragon Road) 

Jazz Stage, Diamond Jubilee Gardens  (Along the Riverside overlooking The Thames.) 

Youth Stage, Church Lane (In car park behind Eel Pie Records) 

Twickenham Green Stage  

And there will be performances at venues around Twickenham: 

  • The Eel Pie Pub, Church Street 
  • Brewery Market, Church Street 
  • The George Pub, King Street 
  • Twickenham Club, Church Street 
  • 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 
  • …….with others to be confirmed.

How Do I Find Out More About High Tide?

Full details of the festival stages, a map and the stage line ups are on the new High Tide Festival website www.hightidetwick.com



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Robert Johnson print

Created from an original artwork by star of High Tide and the "best blues harmonica player n the UK" Errol Linton. Printed on high quality art paper and signed by the artist. Limited and numbered run of 5.

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Procol Harum ~ A Salty Dog [Ultra Analog LP 180g]

Procol Harum - A Salty Dog LP 2017 release high quality analog original master recording. Mint condition sealed in original wrapper.

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Psychedelic Renegades: Photos of Syd Barrett

Superb collection of original Mick Rock photos. Very rare pre-owned booked in VG+ condition.

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Richard Clemence Photographic Print [Crane Valley]

Professional photographer and long time Twickenham resident, Richard Clemence has an artist's eye for the urban landscape.

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Unique Morgan Howell supersize print proof

Morgan Howell creates hand-painted, supersized, 3-D facsimiles of classic paper sleeve 45s. Natural wear is duly rendered in paint, making for a desirable artwork and consciousness portal for vinyl junkie music heads everywhere. Morgan has kindly donated a proof of the Thin Lizzy classic single 'The Boys Are Back In Town' including an Alsation plugger's stamp. Printed onto 260gsm fine art paper. Bundle includes 12 postcards of Morgan's work.

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caroline white label 12"

caroline ~ Dark Blue 12" Rare pre-release white label.

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Limited Edition Jarvis 12"

Jarvis Cocker - Must I Evolve limited 12" in special red sleeve

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2 tickets to any event at The Exchange, Twickenham

2 adult price tickets to any event of your choosing at Twickenham's Exchange theatre.

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Jean Mackey Leblue vinyl inspired prints

Local artist Jean Lebleu has donated unframed limited edition giclée prints from her Vinyl to Cloud series. All images have been printed on archive-quality acid and lignin-free fine art watercolour paper.

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2 x 12" singles from The Church

Sing Songs EP and It's No Reason [white label copy]

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Exclusive design High Tide sponsors T-shirt

Exclusive to crowdfunders. Limited edition featuring the High Tide 2023 poster image created by local artist Rhi Lee.

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Limited Edition 'Cat & Turntable' Lino Print

Beautiful lino prints featuring a cat closely observing a turntable. Hand-carved and individually hand-printed by local artist Donna Enticknap.

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Guitar Abstract Print by Anna Photo Booth

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White label copy of deleted Nick Cave album

Rare 3LP white label copy of deleted Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds album ~ 'Lovely Creatures' (The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds) (1984 – 2014)

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The Finn Brothers ~ Finn LP with signed print

2022 release on Needle Mythology "I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful rendering of our work. Thanks to all those who contributed." Comes with the very limited edition signed print. No others available worldwide.

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Unique High Tide 2023 Mandala Print

One off 2023 festival print version of the famous punk badge mandala created by renowned local photographer Cathy Cooper. 12" x 12" on fine art paper with mount.

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Richard Clemence Photographic print [Ducks]

Professional photographer and long time Twickenham resident, Richard Clemence has an artist's eye for the urban landscape.

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Rob Brydon signed 'Gavin And Stacey' script

Kindly donated and signed by Rob, this is yr actual Baby Cow Productions shooting script for Series 3 Episode 1 - Baby Neil's Christening

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New Queens Of The Stone Age album + signed print

Brand new Queens Of The Stone Age album ~ In Times New Roman on silver vinyl with a highly limited 12 x 12 print hand signed by the band members.

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The Libertines – Up The Bracket box set

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Robot Of Thang - Jem Panufnik limited edition

Adapted by renowned local artist, musician and record label impresario Jem Panufnik from his iconic album cover art for “It’s A Finger Lickin’ Thang Vol. 4”, this three-ink screen print was hand-printed in 2006 by Jem in an edition of just 15. Approx 60x49cm, numbered and signed. Package also includes postcards and stickers.

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Fender Stratocaster

Second hand, but in excellent condition Squire Stratocaster, the perfect guitar, offering iconic Fender style and inspiring tone for players at any stage. Includes, tremolo bridge for expressive vibrato effects, sealed-gear tuning machines for smooth, accurate tuning and durable chrome-plated hardware that is sure to catch the spotlight.

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Richard Clemence Photographic Print [Ham House]

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Echo And The Bunnymen signed print

A0 sized framed print of the 'Crystal Days' release featuring the iconic Ocean Rain imagery and signed by Ian McCulloch and Will Sargeant.

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Very rare Jimi Hendrix record ~ Axis: Bold As Love

Highly sought after 1967 mono original of the Hendrix classic. Record is in good condition and plays well with some authentic crackle. Sleeve is in very good shape.

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Rega P1 Turntable

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John Peel portrait print by Peter Blake

As seen in Eel Pie Records, the iconic John Peel print by Peter Blake. Restored and linen backed, ready to hang with bespoke Perspex frame. Dimensions 118cmx156cm (including frame)

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