This is Tomorrow festival headlined by Sam Fender rescheduled over covid-19 concerns

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, and following discussions with professional advisors, organisers have rescheduled the forthcoming This is Tomorrow Festival in Newcastle.

By Katy Wheeler
Friday, 20th March 2020, 4:58 pm
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 5:37 pm

Now in its third year, This is Tomorrow Festival was set to welcome more than 30,000 music fans at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park from May 22-24. 2020 to see headliners Sam Fender, Gerry Cinnamon and Royal Blood.

However, to ensure the safety and well-being of its audience, staff and artists, it will now take place on August 14-16 2020 with the line-up still intact. All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

Organisers SSD concerts, which runs several music festivals across the North, said they wanted to make sure customers have enough notice to reschedule plans.

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Musician Sam Fender

Event organiser Steve Davis of SSD concerts, said: “Taking the current circumstances into account, we’re delighted to keep the line-up intact by working quickly.

“Although the date change is extremely frustrating, it’s unfair to wait any longer to make a decision. We are taking into account our customers’ feedback.

“They of course want to know more since the Coronavirus outbreak and they’ve contacted us in significant numbers. All in hope the festival would go ahead.

“By acting as quickly as possible and responsibly, we have ensured all artists are available on a date later in the summer when we hope the current situation has passed so we can move on and deliver the event we initially intended to.

“The wellbeing of our spectators, artists and staff is of the utmost importance and we’ve taken this difficult decision with that in mind.”