Sam Fender to headline This is Tomorrow festival - Dates, ticket prices and line-up

This is Tomorrow Festival is set to return to Newcastle for the first time in two years with North Shields hero Sam Fender headlining on the Sunday.

The four-day music festival will see James, The Kooks and Circa Waves among others perform over the event’s long-awaited return from Thursday, September 16 to Sunday, September 19.

Opening times and where This is Tomorrow is hosted

This is Tomorrow is spread across four days this year, with Thursday to Sunday promising a varied line-up of musicians, and a special event in honour of the NHS staff after the pandemic.

Thursday’s This is for the NHS event opens at 4:30pm and finishes at approximately 11pm.

Friday’s event begins at 3pm and ends at 11pm, while weekend events and setlists begin at 1pm and end at 11pm.

This is Tomorrow can be located on Claremont Road at the Exhibition Park in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Ticket Prices

Tickets for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or a weekend package are available to purchase on the This is Tomorrow website.

Weekend tickets are £137.00, and for those wanting the VIP experience with access to a private bar, posh toilets and faster entry lanes, an extra £86.90 is needed for the upgrade.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday tickets are priced £53.90, and an upgrade to VIP adds an extra £33 to the ticket price.

NHS employees or care workers can receive a free ticket to the event, but must show their Blue Light Card, NHS ID or Primary Care Trust ID on arrival. NHS worker tickets are non-transferable.

Attendees can also purchase a This is for the NHS admission ticket, with all profits donated to Newcastle and Northumbria NHS.

This is for the NHS tickets are solely for the Thursday line-up. These tickets are priced at £49.50 for adults, £22 for children, and free for children under the age of five.

Earlybird weekend tickets are sold out.

Tickets purchased for This is Tomorrow 2020 are valid for this year’s festival.


For those attending the This is for the NHS event, ticket holders can see headliner James, along with Lightning Seeds, Cruel Hearts Club, Jango Flash, Beth Macari and The National Anthems.

Friday’s line-up sees headliner Dermot Kennedy take the stage, with earlier performances from Blossoms, Bugzy Malone, Mahalia and more available over the course of the day.

Gerry Cinnamon headlines the Saturday stage, with performances from The Kooks, Circa Waves, The Snuts and The Pale White among others.

For the final day of the festival, Sam Fender headlines the Sunday stage, with Fontaines D.C., Beabadoobee and more performing too.