This is Tomorrow full line-up of Friday, Saturday and Sunday acts as festival returns to Newcastle

By Barbara Hodgson

The outdoor stage is set for action as the big weekend approaches which will bring live music blasting back to Exhibition Park.

This Is Tomorrow finally gets off the ground on Friday after last year's cancellation then its further postponement due to the pandemic.

While a long time coming for live music-starved fans, the festival is now out to fill that gap with a whopping 52-act line-up over its three-day run to ensure that there's something for everybody.

Read More: Do you need a Covid passport for This Is Tomorrow?

In the run-up, there's to be a special concert in Exhibition Park on Thursday to say thank-you to key workers for their efforts during the Covid crisis.

This is for The NHS, which still has some tickets available with proceeds going to North East NHS charities, will be headlined by indie icons James and The Three Lions stars Lightning Seeds, with Newcastle indie rock band Jango Flash and Geordie soul singer Beth Macari also among those joining its bill.

Then This Is Tomorrow will open on Friday for a three-day run which will showcase a whopping 52 acts. Here's a day-by-day breakdown of who is on that festival programme.

This Is Tomorrow line-up

Friday

Dermot Kennedy is a recent addition to the line-up at This is Tomorrow festival (UGC)

Dermot Kennedy - the Irish pop star behind Outnumbered and Giants, whose debut album Without Fear was number one in Ireland, will be the first day's headline act, replacing the original headliner Royal Blood.

Blossoms

Bugzy Malone

Mahalia

Holly Humberstone

The Lathums

Bloxx

Mosa Wild

The Illicits

Zela

Bang Bang Romeo

Michael Gallagher

Badmind

Sweets

Luke Royalty

Kay Greyson

Saturday

Gerry Cinnamon will headline the second day of the festival (Daily Record)

Gerry Cinnamon - the Scottish singer-songwriter is on a roll, after following up his debut album Erratic Cinematic with The Bonny which shot to number one last year.

The Kooks

Circawaves

Sea Girls

The Snuts

The Pale White

The Dunts

Airways

Calva Louise

The Byker Grove Fan Club

Hector Gannet

Spilt Milk

Tom A Smith

Sola

Sam Mandele and Purle

Georgia May

Baltic

Sunday

Sam Fender performing at a festival in Glasgow last week. Credit: Lesley Martin/PA Wire (PA)

Sam Fender - the festival will go out in style with the North Shields star headlining. Expect a taster of second album Seventeen Going Under which is due for release in October.

Fontaines D.C.

Beabadoobee - the TikTok star Filipino-British singer-songwriter will perform at Sam Fender's This is Tomorrow date.

Nadine Shah

Goat Girl

Billy Nomates

Rachel Chinouriri

Andrew Cushin

Sophie and the Giants

Heidi Curtis

Dylan John Thomas

Laurel

The Daniel Wakeford Experience

Chintzy Stetson

Midnight Chic

Lizzie Easu

Bare Roots

Connor Fyfe

Fever

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