SSD Concerts have confirmed that their latest venture, This is Tomorrow, is expected to attract over 50,000 music fans to the city and will be a welcome boost to an already burgeoning festival scene here in the region.
Taking place next to Spillers on Newcastle’s Quayside on May 25th, 26th and 27th, the festival will open with a headlining performance from Brit Award Winners Catfish and the Bottlemen and will feature the likes of North East indie stalwarts Little Comets and the Newcastle born singer-songwriter sensation and BBC Sound of 2018 artist, Sam Fender.
Born out of the cutting edge legacy of ‘Father of Pop Art’ Richard Hamilton and his vision of pushing the boundaries of what is expected, this brand new music festival is planting its roots in Newcastle with an ethos of experimentation, daring and downright defiance of the norm. To honour the great, late, artist Richard Hamilton, who lectured in fine art at Newcastle University and moulded the mind of great Geordie music hero Brian Ferry, the Festival finds its name from the 1956 Art Exhibition ‘This Is Tomorrow’ at Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition featured Richard’s seminal work ‘Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?’ and is revered as one of most influential gatherings of pop-art minds of the era.
Tickets for the Friday May 25th Instalment of This is Tomorrow will go on general sale this Friday 15th December at 10 am priced at £32.50.
More details for This is Tomorrow will be announced soon.