7 acts not to miss at This is Tomorrow festival this weekend

This is Tomorrow festival returns to Newcastle this weekend as some of the world's most exciting indie artists take to Exhibition Park.

<p>This is Tomorrow returns to Newcastle this weekend (Images; Getty Images / Press)</p>

This is Tomorrow returns to Newcastle this weekend (Images; Getty Images / Press)

Last year's event one was of many live shows to bite the dust due to the pandemic but the festival is now ready to bounce back stronger than ever with three days of action-packed music.

The weekender kicks off on Thursday, September 16 and runs until Sunday, September 19.

There are some big names headlining each evening, but there's also some fantastic rising stars playing sets.

Newcastle World picks seven artists you don't want to miss if you are heading to This is Tomorrow festival this weekend.

1 - Sam Fender

Sam Fender has a homecoming headline slot (Image: Getty Images)

Let's cut to the chase, Sam Fender is the man the whole of Newcastle is talking about.

The North Shields singer is Geordie through and through, even singing about it in his songs.

Sam is closing This is Tomorrow on Sunday night and it all set to be a memorable one.

2 - The Kooks

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You know it must be a strong line-up when The Kooks are playing, and not headlining.

The Brighton band will work their way through the hits including 'Naive' and 'She Moves In Her Own Way'.

They'll be on stage on Saturday night before headliner Gerry Cinnamon.

3 - beabadoobee

Main stage east act Beabadoobee.

beabadoobee has been plugging away at the music industry for a while, although you might never have heard of her before the pandemic hit.

Last year her 2017 track 'Coffee' enjoyed viral success on TikTok and catapulted the star into the limelight.

She's now widely regarded as one of the hottest rising stars and is on the This is Tomorrow bill on Sunday.

4 - Sea Girls

Sea Girls

Little by little Sea Girls are working their way up these festival line-ups.

The band are fresh from impressive sets at Reading and Leeds Festival as they arrive in Newcastle.

The group's latest single 'Sick' has received plenty radio support and they'll play that and much more on Saturday.

5 - Andrew Cushin

Andrew Cushin

Sam Fender isn't the only Geordie artist making waves at the moment.

Local boy Andrew Cushin looks to be following in his footsteps and is cultivating a heartfelt songwriting style of his own.

The rising Geordie star will play This is Tomorrow on Sunday.

6 - Bugzy Malone

In celebration of his new album ‘The Resurrection’ Bugzy Malone will be performing in Blitz, Preston on Tuesday 12th October.

Rapper Bugzy Malone will add something a bit different to the festival line up.

The Manchester artist is one of the biggest grime artists around.

He'll take to the stage on Saturday.

7 - Holly Humberstone

Holly Humberstone

There's a lot of talk around Holly Humberstone at the moment.

The songstress has a distinct voice and takes influence from Phoebe Bridgers and HAIM.

Her hotly-anticipated first EP is out later this year and you can get a first taste of it on Friday at This is Tomorrow festival.