Catfish And The Bottlemen have been revealed as the Friday headliner of a new music festival, This is Tomorrow, set to launch on the banks of the River Tyne in May 2018
Taking place next to Spillers on Newcastle's Quayside. Brit Award Winners Catfish And The Bottlemen will play on Friday 25 May, 2018 together with North East indie stalwarts Little Comets and the Newcastle born singer-songwriter sensation and BBC Sound of 2018 artist, Sam Fender as well as innovative alt-pop band Everything Everything.
Catfish And The Bottlemen’s appearance will follow the clamour for tickets that led to sellout shows earlier this year at Finsbury Park, London and Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield on the back of their latest critically acclaimed album, The Ride.
Contributing a sense of unapologetic ambition to British guitar music and preparing fans for a raft of new material to follow their 2016 gold-selling album, venerated frontman and songwriter, Van McCann, along with Newcastle’s own Johnny Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).
Admitting to being happily of ‘no fixed abode’ due to near-constant touring and recording since 2014 when their now platinum-certified debut albumThe Balcony surfaced, Catfish And The Bottlemen’s eagerly anticipated UK live announcement comes following an uncharacteristic nine-month hiatus since their last shows. The last 18 months has seen the band claim their place as a bonafide arena band at home, adding dates at Wembley Arena to their impressive list of conquered stages, and also fully establish themselves as live favourites in South & North America, Japan and Australia.