High Tide Festival - Sunday 28 July 2024

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

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Help to make High Tide 2024 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

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 18 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 2024 


We believe it's important to celebrate our cultural heritage in Twickenham and do what we can to act as an inspiration to young musicians. 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 28th July, the whole of our town can come to together to celebrate and promote our heritage. 

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. We need that support as much as ever before if we are to make High Tide the amazing day it has become. More stages in more places costs more and we 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 for 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 
  • The Crane Tap, London Road
  • The Prince Blucher, Staines Road
  • Brewery Market, Church Street 
  • The George Pub, King Street 
  • Twickenham Club, Church Street 
  • The Cabbage Patch, London Road 
  • Heatham House, Whitton Road
  • The Fox, Church Street
  • The Barmy Arms, The Embankment 
  • St Mary's Church, Church Street
  • Orleans House Gallery, Orleans 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 High Tide Festival website www.hightidetwick.com


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

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Exclusive design High Tide sponsors T-shirt

Exclusive to Crowdfunders. Limited edition featuring the 2024 High Tide poster image created by local artist Rhi Lee.

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Signed Kinks LP ~ Kinda Kinks

Brand new vinyl record signed by Dave Davies of The Kinks on a visit to Eel Pie Records!

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Signed Kinks LP ~ The Kink Kontroversy

Brand new vinyl record signed by Dave Davies of The Kinks on a visit to Eel Pie Records!

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TUNE! by Jem Panufnik ~ Paint pen subversion.

Local artist, musician, DJ and record label impresario Jem Panufnik is renowned as much for his habit of bastardising historical prints and paintings as he is for his record sleeves and music production.   Specially created for High Tide, Jem’s mischievous penwork takes this sweet Lapwing from marshland straight to clubland to drop some proper soundsystem tunage to all fowl crew.   www.JemPanufnik.com

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Signed Kinks LP ~ Kinks

Brand new vinyl record signed by Dave Davies of The Kinks on a visit to Eel Pie Records!

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