The line-up for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival has been revealed today (February 26), with Idles, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and The Good, The Band & The Queen leading the line-up. DJ Lauren Laverne has announced today, that this year’s host city for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival will be Liverpool, which is the first time ever that the festival is heading there.
The event was confirmed by DJ Lauren Laverne earlier this morning, with this year’s festival revealed to be taking place in venues across Liverpool, between the 29th and the 31st of March 2019. Among the first wave of acts revealed today is Anna Calvi, Hot Chip, EX:RE, Bill Ryder-Jones (Acoustic), Bodega, The Cinematic Orchestra, Chali2na & Krafty Kuts, Fontaines DC, Gang of Four, Jungle, Little Simz, Marika Hackman, She Drew The Gun, Slowthai, Stealing Sheep, and Villagers.
Paul Rodgers, Head of 6 Music, said: “Liverpool has a marvellous musical heritage and will be a perfect host city for the 6 Music Festival 2019, which will feature a great range of artists from Liverpool and beyond, playing across several venues in the city. If you can’t get to a gig, we hope you’ll enjoy the Festival and the alternative spirit of 6 Music across BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Sounds, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer.”
The following acts are also on the bill, and will be joining the already stellar line-up is DJ Sets from: 2ManyDJs, Erol Alkan, Max Cooper, Craig Charles, Nemone, Breakwave, and Elliot Hutchinson (Dig Vinyl) and Renegade Brass Band. As well as performances from the likes of The Coral, Julia Jacklin, BC Camplight, Julian Cope, Pigs x7, Skinny Pelembe, Clinic Gaika, The Comet is Coming, Poetry: Roger McGough, Jess Green, and Amina Atiq.
Hello Music Lover… the #6MusicFest is heading to Liverpool. Join us?
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) February 26, 2019
Fans can also expect ‘in conversation’ events and poetry at venues across Liverpool, including the Liverpool Olympia and the Invisible Wind Factory. While the festival has taken place since 2014, it is the first time that it will take place in Liverpool, following stints in Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, and Glasgow. Tickets go on sale, on Thursday the 28th of February 2019, at 9AM, and can be purchased here.
Director of Culture for Liverpool, Claire McColgan, said: “Liverpool is a city with music running through its veins and as a UNESCO City of Music we understand the importance of shining a spotlight on our heritage, the current scene, and up-and-coming talent. We’re delighted that 6 Music Festival is heading to Liverpool in March, a city with a thriving music scene and an unrelenting appetite for live music.”