This Is Tomorrow organisers announce FREE festival to thank NHS workers
Newcastle’s biggest outdoor music festival, This Is Tomorrow has announced that a free festival for NHS workers will be coming to the city as a huge thank you to those individuals who are risking their lives to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Set to take place on Thursday, September 16th 2021 in Exhibition Park, This Is For The NHS festival, will offer all Newcastle and Northumberland NHS workers along with careworkers free tickets to a full day of high-calibre family entertainment across three stages.
The newly announced This is For the NHS is set to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, and The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The one-off family friendly festival has promised a line-up of heavyweight household names across music and comedy, all of whom will be donating their time to show their appreciation for the region’s frontline health workers.
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A spokesperson for This Is Tomorrow Festival said: “We’re donating This Is Tomorrow’s festival site to give NHS workers a big day out and say a massive thank you to the key workers who are putting their own health at risk to keep us all safe.”
The festival organiser is pulling out all the stops in showing its thanks, with plans in motion for a charity banquet dinner, big prizes up for grabs and all proceeds from ticket sales to be donated to the NHS.
The spokesperson continues: “The festival wants to give something back. We have been able to reschedule This Is Tomorrow festival, but without the incredible work being done by the NHS, the festival might never have gone ahead again, their hard work will ensure we get over this difficult time.”
Cllr Ged Bell, Newcastle City Council cabinet member with the responsibility for special events, added: “NHS staff, care workers and everyone on the frontline battling coronavirus is doing an incredible job and going above and beyond what is expected of them every day.
“I worked in the fire service for over 30 years and I can only imagine the pressures and struggles these courageous people are going through as they support some of Newcastle’s most vulnerable residents. They are heroes and it is important that we recognise them in every way we can.
“This will be an incredible event and the Council will work closely with the organisers to make sure every step is taken to ensure the safety of festival goers, staff and performers. These major events will be building blocks for our cities eventual recovery from this crisis and will help the vibrant spirit of Newcastle thrive once again.
“Our city is known across the world for being able to put on a show, I know this will be a day to remember for frontline staff and their families.”
Since launching in 2016, This Is Tomorrow has established itself as one of the region’s largest music festivals and a mainstay on the UK’s festival calendar.
With past headliners including Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Thirty Seconds to Mars, Catfish and The Bottlemen and Lewis Capaldi. This Is For The NHS Festival is expected to bring a stellar line up of internationally renowned acts as well as a conveyor belt of our favourite local artists.
This Is For The NHS Festival takes place on Thursday 16th September 2021 at Exhibition Park, Newcastle.