The people behind the North East's largest outdoor music gathering, This is Tomorrow Festival, have confirmed that they will launch an innovative socially distanced outdoor venue this summer.
Taking place at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park, just a stone’s throw from Newcastle City Centre, Virgin Money Unity Arena - a first of its kind in the UK - will offer people the chance to come together and enjoy live music from household names. Ticket holders will enjoy a parking to platform experience in full safety while adhering to social distancing rules.
Opening this August and remaining in situ until the end of the summer, the arena seeks to breathe new life into one of the industries that have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organisers hope to make up for the hundreds of festivals and concerts that have been forced to postpone or cancel this year.
Ronan has come a long way since bursting onto the scene with Boyzone back in the early '90s. As well as a successful career both as a part of Boyzone and as a solo artist, he has dueted with Elton John at Madison Square Garden, sang for the Pope, hosted everything from Miss World, the Eurovision Song Contest and MTV Europe Awards and acted as a judge on X Factor in Australia (where in the first year his mentored act, Atilyan Childs, won). He has also recorded with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), written an autobiography and guided Westlife to stardom. Ronan's trophy cabinet has also been graced with a prestigious BMI European Song Writing Award and Ivor Novello Award, and he's even been appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
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Virgin Money Unity Arena
- Newcastle Racecourse
- High Gosforth Park
- NE3 5HP