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This Is Tomorrow Festival 2019 - Supports Announced

With tickets selling fast for the eagerly anticipated launch of This is Tomorrow Festival, organisers have today revealed that Smiths icon Johnny Marr and the chart-topping Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi have been added to the Stereophonics headlined date on Sunday 26th May.

Meanwhile, shoe-gaze indie legends Ride have also been confirmed to perform at the event and will make a welcome addition to the Saturday 25th lineup, which already boasts Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – led by the ex-Oasis star – The Vaccines, Editors and Glasvegas.

Hot on the heels of his last critically acclaimed album, Call The Comet, Johnny Marr, the man behind the ground-breaking guitar sounds of The Smiths, recently announced a global tour and North East fans will now get to see him in action with thousands of fellow revellers in the beautiful outdoor setting of Exhibition Park.

Meanwhile, Capitol Records' Lewis Capaldi, continues to achieve mainstream success building on his UK number one hit single “Someone You Loved.” The super talented 22-year-old is set to unveil his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, on 17 May, just before This is Tomorrow, and fans will get a unique chance to see him in action before he rockets to global fame.

Speaking about the new additions to the This is Tomorrow line-up, Festival organiser, Steve Davis, said: “This is Tomorrow is all about pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We promised more heavyweight acts and we have delivered.

“We've been working on getting the Sunday line-up right for some time now, and having Stereophonics, Johnny Marr and Lewis on the same bill is unbelievable.

“We were around when Ride first broke back in the early 90s and we're delighted to add them to the Saturday leg alongside Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.”

This is Tomorrow is set to be the biggest and most ambitious outdoor live music event the North East of England has witnessed, and, with an expected sell out for all three days expected, people who haven't snapped up their tickets yet are encouraged to buy them now to avoid disappointment.

For full details of the This is Tomorrow line-up, see below. The event will see Foals take centre stage on Friday 24th May, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on Saturday 25th May and Stereophonics on Sunday 26th May.

Friday 24th May
Foals

You Me At Six | Nothing But Thieves
Anteros | Bad Sounds | The Pale White
Kawala | The Old Pink House | Wild Front
Avalanche Party | Bare Roots | Callum Pitt | No Teeth | Picnic

Saturday 25th May
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

The Vaccines
Editors | Ride | Glasvegas
RedFaces | Pip Blom | Whenyoung
Inhaler | The Snuts | Lauran Hibberd
FEVA | Baltic | Echolines | Hivemind | Social Room | Swine Tax | The Noise & The Naive

Sunday 26th May
Stereophonics

Johnny Marr
Lewis Capaldi
Yonaka | Marsicans
Cattle & Cane | Maisie Peters | PLAZA | Sick Joy
Mano McLaughlin | Rivet City | SWEARS

Foals - This Is Tomorrow - Friday

Indie Rock Band Foals Announced As Friday Headliner for This is Tomorrow Festival 2019

Organisers of This is Tomorrow Festival have confirmed that indie rock giants Foals will be the second heavyweight headliner on the huge outdoor Exhibition Park 2019 line-up.

Support will come from You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves, Anteros, Bad Sounds, The Pale White, Kawala, The Old Pink House, Wild Front, Avalanche Party, Bare Roots, Callum Pitt, Cold Years, No Teeth, Picnic.

In another major coup for the North East, Foals will lead the charge at next year's late May Bank Holiday festival on Friday 24th May and will be joined on the bill by Surrey rockers You Me at Six and Essex fivesomeNothing But Thieves

Following on from last week's announcement that ex-oasis star Noel Gallagher will perform at This is Tomorrow Festival on Saturday 25thMay, the Friday line-up, organised by SSD Concerts, will also see Newcastle's indie bandThe Pale White, Bad Sounds, Anteros, Kawala and Wild Front all take centre stage.

From sweaty house shows to festival headline slots, Foals’ rise to the top of the British indie pack is a story for the ages. With every release, they’ve fine-tuned their assault. 

From the spasmodic math-rock of debut album‘Antidotes’, through to the more danceable textures of ‘Total Life Forever’, onto the anthemic juggernauts of ‘Holy Fire’and ‘What Went Down’, theirs has been a confident, fired-up progression from record-to-record.

With a fifth album now confirmed for 2019 release– and the band has taken a decidedly out-of-character break from the spotlight after wrapping up the ‘What Went Down’ tour, all eyes will be on them as they take to the stage at This is Tomorrow Festival in 2019.

Speaking about today's announcement, SSD Concert's Steve Davis, said: “When we said this will be biggest and most ambitious festival the North East has ever seen we meant it and we're super excited about this second announcement. 

“Foals are one of the most forward-thinking and groundbreaking bands out there and the fact that they've been filling out arenas regularly for years now and are about to release their fifth album makes them one of the UK's most prolific outfits. They're a perfect headliner for the Friday show. 

“They've come along way since they burst onto the scene over ten years ago now and we can't wait to see the band at the peak of their powers at This is Tomorrow Festival.”

Meanwhile, You Me At Six are one of only a handful of UK rock bands out there that consistently smash the UK charts at a time when pop is often seen as the priority on mainstream radio. 

Since releasing their second breakthrough album, Hold Me Down, followed by 2014's Cavalier Youth, the Surrey five-piece - led by the charismatic frontman Josh Franceschi - have achieved a top five position on every record release and will be a welcome addition to This is Tomorrow Festival 2019.

Nothing but Thieves also make a welcome return to the North East next year as part of the huge outdoor gathering on Exhibition Park. The melodic hard rockers from Southend on Sea have earned a loud and loyal following having released two critically acclaimed albums, 2015's self-titled debut and 2017's Broken Machine, which peaked at number two in the UK album charts. 

Their rousing live shows and high octane performances combined with hits such as Sorry and Amsterdam make them a firm festival favourite, with the band set for global stardom in 2019.

This is Tomorrow Festival - which last year welcomed over 30,000 music fans through its gates at Spillers Wharf to take in performances from the likes ofCatfish and The Bottlemen - is back once again, this time taking place at its new home of Exhibition Park on Newcastle's Town Moor.

SSD Concerts have said the event, a first of its kind on Exhibition Park, promises to be the largest and most forward-thinking live musical gathering the city has ever witnessed and will take place across the late May Bank Holiday Weekend next year.

The name This Is Tomorrow has its roots placed firmly in the region and was born out of the cutting edge legacy of Newcastle's ‘Father of Pop Art’ Richard Hamilton and his vision of pushing the boundaries of what is expected.

SSD Concerts have said the event will have a strong ethos of experimentation in defiance of the norm, and there are plans to host alternative art exhibitions alongside a full weekend of expansive and exhilarating live music. 

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - This Is Tomorrow - Saturday

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Confirmed as First Headliner for This is Tomorrow Festival 2019

Organisers of This is Tomorrow Festival have confirmed that it will make a return in 2019 with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds being confirmed as the first of its heavyweight headliners on the billing.

Support will come from The Vaccines, Editors, Ride, Glasvegas, Redfaces, Pip Blom, Whenyoung, Inhaler, The Snuts, Lauran Hibberd, Feva, Baltic, Echolines, Hivemind, Social Room, Swine Tax, The Noise & The Naive.

The event - which last year welcomed over 30,000 music fans through its gates at Spillers Wharf to take in performances from the likes of Catfish and The Bottlemen - is back once again, this time taking place at its new home of Exhibition Park on Newcastle's Town Moor.

SSD Concerts have said the event, a first of its kind on Exhibition Park, promises to be the largest and most forward-thinking live musical gathering the city has ever witnessed and will take place across the late May Bank Holiday Weekend next year.

The festival will open on Friday 24th May with headliners to be confirmed. On Saturday 25th May, the former Oasis star Noel Gallagher and his ever-expanding High Flying Birds band will take to the stage promising an array of classics songs from his career that now spans three decades, including his everlasting Oasis songs together with more recent solo work, which includes hits such as If I Had a Gun, AKA... What a Life!, In the Heat of the Moment and Holy Mountain. 

The Saturday line-up will also see performances from indie band The Vaccines, Editors, Scottish favourites Glasvegas, RedFaces and will kick off with local lads FEVA with many more acts to be announced. 

The name This Is Tomorrow has its roots placed firmly in the region and was born out of the cutting edge legacy of Newcastle's ‘Father of Pop Art’ Richard Hamilton and his vision of pushing the boundaries of what is expected.

SSD Concerts has said the event will have a strong ethos of experimentation in defiance of the norm, and there are plans to host alternative art exhibitions alongside a full weekend of expansive and exhilarating live music.

Speaking about today's announcement, SSD Concert's Steve Davis, said: “The people of the Newcastle and the North East are in for something truly special when This Is Tomorrow lands. It will be futuristic in its vibe and we have many special things planned.

Last year we started the This is Tomorrow legacy but our long-term plan for the festival means we're always looking to push the boundaries to improve our overall offering and re-locating to Exhibition Park will be a truly fitting space for an event of this size and calibre.

We can't wait to see some truly iconic and legendary bands and artists coming to Newcastle and we're proud to be able to confirm Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as our first headliner.

Noel constantly smashes the boundaries of what's of possible musically, recreating himself with every album. He is a fitting addition to the festival and will blow the crowd away outdoors in the summer sun!’.

Noel Gallagher needs little introduction. Gallagher is surely one of the most iconic rock stars the United Kingdom has ever had.

Having sold millions of records worldwide with his band Oasis, Noel is considered rock royalty and has gone on to forge an award-winning solo career since Oasis disbanded in 2009.

Cllr Kim McGuinness, Newcastle City Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Public Health, added: “It will be a huge pleasure to welcome such a vast array of top-quality artists to This is Tomorrow as it returns for another year.

Exhibition Park is a beautiful space and it will be the ideal setting for the festival, offering much more room to organisers and music fans alike following its debut at the Quayside last year.

Our great city has an outstanding track record and real ambition for putting on fantastic events and I’m sure this will be no different with the calibre of artists who will be performing in Newcastle.”

Stereophonics - This Is Tomorrow - Sunday

Stereophonics To Headline This is Tomorrow Festival 2019

Organisers of This is Tomorrow Festival have confirmed that Welsh rock royalty Stereophonics will be joining Noel Gallagher and Foals on the headlining bill for this year's eagerly anticipated event.

With support from Johnny Marr, Lewis Capaldi, Yonaka, Marsicans, Cattle & Cane, Plaza, Sick Joy, Mano McLaughlin, Rivet City, Swears.

Stereophonics, led by the enigmatic Kelly Jones, one of the UK's most prolific singer-songwriters, the band will perform on the festival's new site of Exhibition Park on Sunday 26th May.

Stereophonics’ This is Tomorrow date follows the band’s 2017 gold-certified album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ – which includes the stunning singles ‘All In One Night’, ‘Caught By The Wind’ and ‘Taken A Tumble.’

Reacting to today's announcement, This is Tomorrow Festival Organiser Steve Davis, said: “We're absolutely delighted to be able to bring Stereophonics to what is a huge outdoor event for Newcastle.

They are without a doubt one of the biggest and most consistent bands of the last twenty years and we can't wait for their stunning live show to head to This is Tomorrow.

We've tried our best to deliver one of the strongest festival line-ups the region has ever seen and they don't come much bigger than Stereophonics.!”

This is Tomorrow Festival - which last year welcomed over 30,000 music fans through its gates at Spillers Wharf to take in performances from the likes of Catfish and The Bottlemen - is back once again, this time taking place at its new home of Exhibition Park on Newcastle's Town Moor.

SSD Concerts have said the event, a first of its kind on Exhibition Park, promises to be the largest and most forward-thinking live musical gathering the city has ever witnessed and will take place across the late May Bank Holiday Weekend next year.

Foals will lead the charge on Friday 24th May followed by the ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher on Saturday 25th May. And now, Stereophonics will complete the list of heavyweight headliners with their performance bringing the event to a stunning close on Sunday 26th May.

Stereophonics consists of founding members Kelly Jones (vocals/guitar) and Richard Jones (bass) along with Adam Zindani (guitar) & Jamie Morrison (drums). Long-term keyboardist Tony Kirkham joins the band for live shows.

It's over twenty years since their debut album ‘Word Gets Around' sky rocketed the band to global fame and they've gone on to release a further nine studio albums to date.

Their tenth, 'Scream Above The Sounds,' was released late 2017 to worldwide acclaim and followed 'Keep The Village Alive' which went straight to number one, their sixth char topping success, following the likes of 1999's classic Performance and Cocktails. 

The name This Is Tomorrow has its roots placed firmly in the region and was born out of the cutting edge legacy of Newcastle's ‘Father of Pop Art’ Richard Hamilton and his vision of pushing the boundaries of what is expected.

Weekend tickets and 2 Day Combo tickets available from Wednesday 16th January at 10am, with Sunday day tickets available from Friday 18th January at 10am.

 

This is Tomorrow Festival Dates & Tickets

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Friday

24 May

2019

Newcastle Exhibition Park

This Is Tomorrow - Foals

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13:00

Saturday

25 May

2019

Newcastle Exhibition Park

This Is Tomorrow - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

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13:00

Sunday

26 May

2019

Newcastle Exhibition Park

This Is Tomorrow - Stereophonics

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16:00

Friday

24 May

2019

Newcastle Exhibition Park

This Is Tomorrow - 2 Day Ticket

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18:00

Friday

24 May

2019

Newcastle Exhibition Park

This Is Tomorrow - 3 Day Ticket

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