Live shows from chart-topping Indie outfit Foals, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ Noel Gallagher and the mighty Stereophonics are set to take place in Newcastle during the weekend of 24th-26th May 2019.

Following on from the success of both the Live From Times Square outdoor concert series and the region’s largest inner-city music festival Hit The North, last year promoters SSD concerts unveiled their newest festival offering This Is Tomorrow.

Having firmly made its mark on the UK festival calendar in its inaugural year with a sold-out show from Llandudno-based quartet Catfish and the Bottlemen and a rare appearance from Hollywood star Jared Leto’s Thirty Seconds To Mars the festival will be returning to Tyneside once again at the end of next week.

This Is Tomorrow will be moving to its new location of Exhibition Park – a mere stone’s throw from Newcastle city centre. The event will expand to a full three days over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. With a star-studded line-up that represents the very best of emerging talent, as well as some of the indie/rock world’s most in-demand artists, the event will be without a shadow of a doubt one of the largest outdoor music festivals to be hosted on Tyneside in recent times.

Foals will headline the opening night of This Is Tomorrow, as they make their first appearance in the region since 2015. The group will be joined by the likes of Brit-rockers You Me At Six, the incredible Nothing But Thieves along with rising stars Anteros, to name but a few.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be topping the festival’s ‘Supersonic’ line-up on Saturday 25th May. Joining the Britpop legend will be a supporting bill featuring the likes of Indie heavyweights The Vaccines, Editors, Glasvegas and much, much more.

Welsh Indie-rockers the Stereophonics will close out the weekend on Sunday 26th May. But what is to note with this show, in particular, is the strength of the undercard. Having sold out his recent arena tour in a heartbeat, it won’t be long before special guest Lewis Capaldi will be headlining festivals such as this in his own right. But when you also throw in The Smiths legend Johnny Marr and emerging outfit Yonaka, the festival punters will most certainly be getting a lot of bang for their buck.

With the temperatures currently rising in the North East, the forecast is certainly looking good for one of the best weekends of live music to hit Tyneside this year. To have such an impressive and diverse array of musical talent on our doorstep here in the North East is a real coup. Tickets for all shows are available now via the official This Is Tomorrow website.

 

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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