Blossoms, Royal Blood and Nadine Shah announced for This is Tomorrow Festival in Newcastle

Royal Blood, Blossoms, Fontaines D.C. and Whitburn’s own Nadine Shah have been announced for this year’s This is Tomorrow festival in Newcastle.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 9:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:55 am
Royal Blood
Royal Blood

Organisers have unveiled the Friday night line-up for this year’s event.

It’s been confirmed that English rock duo Royal Blood, Irish post-punk sensations Fontaines D.C. and indie-pop band Blossoms will all perform at This is Tomorrow Festival 2020 on Friday, May 22 at Exhibition Park, Newcastle.

Day tickets for the Friday instalment will go on sale this Friday, January 31 at 9am, with weekend tickets for the festival already on sale.

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Nadine Shah

The acts join an already stellar weekend lineup for the festival with heavyweight names such as the Scottish arena filler Gerry Cinnamon, Sam Fender, The Kooks and South Tyneside singer-songwriter Nadine Shah already confirmed.

To date, Royal Blood have unleashed two albums to global critical acclaim, 2014's self-titled album Royal Blood and How Did We Get So Dark? in 2017.

Their hits include Come On Over, Little Monster and I Only Lie When I Love You.

Blossoms will also take to the main stage at Exhibition Park. Since forming back in 2013, the band picked up high profile fans - such as The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown - along with previous This Is Tomorrow performer and guitarist/ co-songwriter for The Smiths, Johnny Marr.

Their tracks include Charlemagne and Your Girlfriend.

Also taking a prime spot on the Friday lineup are Fontaines D.C. The band's debut album Dogrel topped album of the year lists for 2019 courtesy BBC 6 Music and the legendary UK record label, Rough Trade.

More rising touring artists set to appear at the festival on the Friday include Wigan's angelic rock 'n' rollers The Lathums, Dublin group, Inhaler, Scottish foursome The Snuts and many more to be announced. Local artists Bare Roots and Sunderland’s Picnic are also set to perform.

*Day tickets for This is Tomorrow featuring Royal Blood, Fontaines D.C and Blossoms go on sale on January 31 at 9am priced at £49, plus booking fee from