How Sunderland, South Tyneside and Northumberland NHS workers can claim tickets to free music festival

NHS workers from Sunderland, South Tyneside and Northumberland are among those who will be thanked with a free music festival in 2021.
The festival will take place on the This is Tomorrow siteThe festival will take place on the This is Tomorrow site
The festival will take place on the This is Tomorrow site

This Is For The NHS festival will be staged in Exhibition Park in Newcastle on May 31, 2021 – and is entirely free for NHS staff.

The festival will offer workers from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, and The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, along with care workers, free tickets to a full day of family entertainment across three stages.

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Organised by the team behind This Is Tomorrow festival, SSD Concerts, the line-up will be announced in the coming months but is set to feature household names and comedians, all of whom will be donating their time to show their appreciation for the region’s frontline workers.

The festival takes place next yearThe festival takes place next year
The festival takes place next year

Having worked in the NHS for 18 years as a radiographic practitioner, managing director of the festival and SSD Concert's founder, Steve Davis, decided it would be amazing to throw a huge party for the region’s NHS to celebrate their incredible work.

He said: “We’re donating This Is Tomorrow’s festival site to give NHS workers a big day out and say a massive thank you to the key workers who are putting their own health at risk to keep us all safe.

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“After speaking with former colleagues, I realised just how hard it has been for NHS workers. Considering the amount of risk that they have had to face on a daily basis and with the number of NHS staff that have died as a result of the disease, it is commendable that they have continued to go to work while everyone else has been able to stay safe at home.

“The care workers also need to be recognised for the courageous protection of the elderly in care homes and hospices. I hope we can give them a day to remember with their colleagues in May.”

Tickets will be available from Friday, May 22 at 10am. It’s completely free for NHS workers and care workers. NHS ticket holders will be able to bring their family and friends along with them, with adult and kids tickets priced at £25 and £15 respectively, all proceeds will be donated to regional NHS.

The festival organiser is pulling out all the stops in showing its thanks, with plans in motion for a charity banquet dinner, big prizes up for grabs and all proceeds from ticket sales to be donated to the NHS.

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It follows the announcement that a free music festival will also be held in Herrington Country Park, Sunderland, on May 22, 2021.

The Rocking in the Free World festival will be headlined by Sunderland-born multi-platinum-selling Emeli Sandé, with dance act Karen Harding also set to perform.

This Is For The NHS Festival takes place on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Exhibition Park, Newcastle.

Tickets for This is For The NHS will be available from 10am on Friday, May 22, 2020. For more information and to buy tickets visit:

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