This is Tomorrow Festival announce free 2021 festival for NHS and care workers
- Becki Crossley
- 20 May 2020
Newcastle's biggest festival announce a full day of music, comedy and entertainment dubbed 'This is for the NHS'
Newcastle's biggest outdoor music festival This Is Tomorrow have announced a free one-day festival for local NHS workers and care workers. This is Tomorrow Festival Presents: This is for the NHS will run on Mon 31 May 2021. Tickets for the festival are available at 10am on Fri 22 May, free for NHS and care workers, with accompanying adult and child tickets priced at £25 and £15. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the NHS.
This is Tomorrow want to bring these essential workers together to say a big thank you to those individuals who are risking their lives to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will run over the May bank holiday in 2021 at Exhibition Park, Newcastle, bringing a full day of high-calibre family entertainment across three stages.
The event will follow the weekend's previously announced This Is Tomorrow festival, with headliners Sam Fender, Gerry Cinnamon and Royal Blood alongside a full festival line-up. The newly announced festival 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.
Organised by SSD Concerts, the one-off family-friendly festival has promised a soon-to-be-confirmed line-up of household names across music and comedy, all of whom will be donating their time to show their appreciation for the region's frontline workers.
Managing Director of the festival and SSD Concert's founder Steve Davis — a former NHS radiographic practitioner — commented: '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 care workers also need to be recognised for the courageous protection of the elderly in care homes and hospices. I hope we can give them a day to remember with their colleagues in May."
Steve 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.'
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.