This Is Tomorrow have added acts including The Kooks, Loyle Carner, Tom Walker and more to their festival line-up.
Having already confirmed the news that Gerry Cinnamon and Sam Fender headline at This is Tomorrow on 23 and 24 May respectively, organisers also have announced that Circa Waves, Declan McKenna, and Nadine Shah and L Devine will all be taking part in the event, alongside London newcomer Arlo Parks.
Also on the line-up are a range of acts including L Devine, Martha Hill and BigFatBig as well The Dunts and Big Society.
The Pale White, Brooke Bentham and Hector Gannet are three out of the four confirmed acts for the Sunday in the initial announcement. Canadian artist Boniface, AKA Micah Visser, will also be performing.
Festival organiser, Steve Davis, said: ”We’re delighted with this year’s line up with many more big names still to come.
“It’s amazing to have a local headliner in Sam Fender and we are excited to reveal the rest of the line up in due course.
“Tickets will fly out for this so we recommend people buy early.”
Assistant director of events and special projects at Newcastle City Council, Stephen Savage, added: “After the success of the first This is Tomorrow festival we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better festival this time around.
“With local lad Sam Fender, fresh from doing the honours at the city’s Christmas lights switch-on, and the ever-popular Gerry Cinnamon, we’ve got an exciting start to the line-up and there’ll be many more big names to come.
“Newcastle knows how to put on an amazing show and I’m looking forward to a memorable weekend in May.”
Chief executive of Urban Green Newcastle – the independent charity responsible for the management, development and protection of Newcastle’s parks and allotments – James Cross, said: “Our parks are open to everyone so we’re delighted to be welcoming This is Tomorrow to Exhibition Park back, so music fans can enjoy three days of fantastic live acts in this special city centre location.
“This is Tomorrow forms part of Urban Green Newcastle’s year-long programme of events; helping bring communities together so they can discover our city’s amazing parks and green spaces.
“Events are an important part of securing the future of our parks and allotments too. The income we make from hosting This is Tomorrow in Exhibition Park will be reinvested across all the green spaces we manage so they continue to be vibrant, exciting, safe and welcoming places for people to visit and enjoy.”
Organisers have confirmed that yet more major announcements, including the Friday line-up, are imminent.
This Is Tomorrow Festival takes place from 22-24 May 2020.