This is Tomorrow Festival – the region’s largest outdoor music gathering – has announced that the event will be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a result of the rising uncertainty of whether any large-scale events will be able to go ahead this year in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the festival will now take place Friday 28th May to Sunday 30th May 2021, the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
The good news for music fans and ticket holders is that the majority of the line up, including all headliners, remains intact with more exciting additions also promised to be added. This will come as a huge relief to fans of Sam Fender, Gerry Cinnamon and Royal Blood, who were desperate to see one of the line ups of the summer.
All tickets are still valid for the 2021 dates.
Looking ahead to a star-studded 2021 This is Tomorrow Festival, Organiser Steve Davis, said: “Once again, we find ourselves in the firing line of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the best thing to do for all concerned is to move to a date that we are confident the event can go ahead as planned.
“We will use the extra time we have to make further additions to the line-up and experiences to the event.
“We were in the middle of adding a dance arena and “glamping” to the event as well as other additions to the line-up before the pandemic struck. Over the coming months, we will develop these ideas further and bring them to life ready for 2021.
“The agents, artists and suppliers once again have been first-class in supporting us and with our combined determination for this festival to go ahead, we will bring a truly memorable event to Newcastle next May bank holiday.
“We will also work with local authorities to make sure whatever social distancing measures need to be in place are perfectly implemented to make the festival a safe space to come and enjoy this amazing line-up. This is Tomorrow acknowledges the great help and assistance of The Freemen of Newcastle to make the new dates happen and the continued support of Urban Green, who operate the city’s parks.”
Cllr Ged Bell, Newcastle City Council cabinet member with responsibility for special events, said: “The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on all our lives and our primary concern has to be with the health and wellbeing of residents and those who visit our city when lockdown measures are relaxed.
“With this in mind, rescheduling This is Tomorrow until 2021 is the most sensible option as it gives us time to understand how measures in place to protect us from the virus in the future will operate and allow organisers to put on the festival safely.
“Our great city is renowned for the world-class events that take place here and we all look forward to celebrations like This is Tomorrow returning, but until then we simply have to continue doing what is being asked to look after ourselves and others.”
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