Massive Outdoor May Bank Holiday Music Festival To Take Over Exhibition Park in 2019

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.

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 than 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.”

Tickets for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headlined show are on sale Friday 23 November at 10am priced from £49 plus booking fee. The event is for ages 16+.

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