Slaves, Girl Band, The Wave Pictures, Joanna Gruesome, Slug, The Wytches, Fat White Family, The Pop Group, Marika Hackman, Songhoy Blues, Stornoway, Moulettes, Kings Of The South Seas, Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy, John Cooper Clarke, Murray Lachlan-Young, Sleaford Mods, Beardyman, Beth Jeans Houghton, Shields, Tessera Skies, Womans Hour, and Yellow Creatures are among the actds confirmed for the programme of events held during the daytime at BBC Radio 6 Music Festival which returns for a second edition, this time on Tyneside from Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd February 2015.
6 Music Festival By Day, will take place on Tyneside on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February from 11am to 6pm, as part of the wider 6 Music Festival. It will take place on the Saturday at venues in The Ouseburn area of Newcastle – Cluny 1, Cluny 2, The Cumberland Arms, and The Star And Shadow – and on the Sunday at The Boiler Room in the Stephenson Works Quarter of the city.
Highlights include Lauren Laverne in conversation with Tyne and Wear born Bryan Ferry; Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn on their days of song-writing as Everything But The Girl, as solo artists, and now writing non-fiction; plus interviews with artists performing in the night-time line-up, including Royal Blood, Hot Chip, and Tim Burgess. There’s also live music from Slaves, The Wytches, Fat White Family, Sleaford Mods, The Pop Group, and more; a dedicated folk venue with more music and hosting Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy in conversation about their unique collaboration for the 6 Music Festival; a selection of films and documentaries curated by Don Letts; spoken word from Murray Lachlan Young and Dr John Cooper Clarke. Plus BBC Introducing will be hosting more live music with bands and artists from the North East and special guests.
The full listing is:
6 Music Festival By Day - Saturday 21 February
Cluny 2 will host acts from the night-time gigs in conversation with 6 Music presenters: Tyne and Wear born Bryan Ferry will be speaking to Lauren Laverne;Hot Chip will be speaking to Nemone; and The Pop Group, will be in conversation with Marc Riley. There will also be a discussion panel on making music in the North East with Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, Ross Millard of Futureheads and Frankie And The Heartstrings, Beth Jeans Houghton, Nadine Shah, and Field Music’s David Brewis. Matt Everitt will be fronting two ‘The First Time With’ specials (his regular 6 music series) with Wire’s Colin Newman, and with Andy Gill from Gang of Four, chatting about their music firsts, memories, and inspirations.
The Cumberland Arms
Mark Radcliffe will be hosting a day of folk with performances from Marika Hackman, Songhoy Blues, Stornoway, Moulettes, Kings Of The South Seas, Tom Robinson, and Gerry Diver. Plus Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy will be talking about working together ahead of their special collaborative performance that evening.
The Star And Shadow
Home to spoken word, comedy, and film, plus more conversation and music. Ben Watt & Tracey Thorn and Tracey Thorn will be talking to Gideon Coe about their days of song-writing as Everything But The Girl and solo artists, and now writing non-fiction. There will be spoken word from performances from Murray Lachlan-Young, and John Cooper Clarke; and a session of punk poetry conversation and performance; and music from a Sleaford Mods.
Shaun Keaveny will be interviewed by Matt Everitt in a special ‘The First Time With’ interview; and in another session, Shaun will be talking to the audience about how to do stand up and speaking to the co-founder of Newcastle-based Viz magazine, Simon Donald, North East comedians Mike Milligan, Kate Fox, Luke Benson, and Patrick Monahan. And 6 Music presenter Don Letts will be curating a selection of music films and documentaries. Plus there will be a pop quiz, hosted by Liz Kershaw with a panel - including presenter Chris Hawking - going head to head to test their music knowledge.
6 Music Festival By Day - Sunday 22 February
The Boiler Room is home to live music - including BBC Introducing stage - interviews, discussion, plus a record fair.
There will be interviews with two of the big names from the 6 Music Festival’s evening line-up - Gaz Coombes in conversation with Steve Lamacq, and Cerys Matthews talking to Tim Burgess. Stuart Maconie will front a Northern Soul discussion with director of recent film Northern Soul, Elaine Constantine, along with Richard Searling, Ade Crosdale, and Paddy Grady. And Guy Garvey, and King Creosote will be in conversation with Tom Robinson about the art of songwriting.
Last year’s record fair proved so popular with visitors that it’s returning once again, bringing together independent record shops from across the region and further afield.
Registration to apply for tickets is open from 10am on Tuesday 3 February and closes at 8pm on Sunday 8 February 2015. 6 Music Festival by Day: One pair of tickets per application. Tickets will be allocated at random via an online ballot; a greater percentage of tickets to the 6 Music Festival by Day will be allocated to those from the North East region.
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