Frank Turner, Jack Savoretti and Lighthouse Family confirmed for Virgin Money Unity Arena - here's when tickets go on sale

Frank Turner, Jack Savoretti and the Lighthouse Family have been confirmed as new acts to play outdoor shows at the Virgin Money Unity Arena.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 12:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 11:26 am

The acts are the latest to be announced for the Gosforth Park venue, which has already played host to Sam Fender, Two Door Cinema Club, the Bootleg Beatles, Adam Kay, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and Supergrass.

Others still set to play include Maximo Park, Tom Grennan, Alfie Boe, Ronan Keating, a set by Craig Charles and a double show by The Libertines, with a run of Bongo’s Bingo sessions and comedy sets by Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr and Jason Manford also lined up.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Fans pictured as they waited to watch Sam Fender at the Virgin Money Unity Arena on August 13. Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images.

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner will return to Tyneside on Monday, September 7.

On Friday, September 18, the British-Italian artist Jack Savoretti will head to Virgin Money Unity Arena followed by the much-loved musical duo that is Lighthouse Family on Saturday, September 19.

Festival organiser Steve Davis, said: “We are delighted to add further shows to what has been an amazing and uplifting project for the North East’s Music Industry.

Frank Turner, Jack Savoretti and the Lighthouse Family have been confirmed as new additions to the bill at the Virgin Money Unity Arena.

"The new additions add further quality to what is already an amazing line-up of talent.

“It’s amazing to see show after show customers are complying with the guidelines and enjoying this safe outdoor arena.

"We hope to return to normal as soon as possible but for now, we offer the best alternative in the world to a live gig experience.”

Earlier this summer, Virgin Money launched its Emerging Stars programme to support and promote Britain’s new music artists.

Indie-rock band, Mosa Wild will be the support act for London-based singer/songwriter Tom Grennan this Thursday, while R&B and soul singer-songwriter Aaron Taylor joins the line-up to support Jack Savoretti.

Tickets for Frank Turner, Jack Savoretti and Lighthouse Family will be on sale Wednesday, August 26, at 10 am.

For more information about the venue and to buy tickets visit virginmoneyunityarena.com.

A message from the editor:

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

You can subscribe to this website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Simply click ‘Subscribe’ in the menu. You can subscribe to the newspaper with 20% off here. Thank you.