Newcastle’s biggest outdoor music festival, This Is Tomorrow, hosted a free festival for NHS workers at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park to thank staff who have been risking their lives to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This Is For The NHS festival, which took place on September 16, 2021, offered all Newcastle and Northumberland NHS workers and care workers free tickets to a full day of high-calibre family entertainment across three stages.

The one-off family friendly festival featured a line-up of heavyweight household names across music and comedy, including James, Lightening Seeds, Jango Flash, Beth Macari and Cruel Hearts Club and more, who all donated their time to show their appreciation for the region’s frontline health workers.

Northern Soul photographer Lewis Palmer headed to the festival and took some excellent snaps.