The 2nd BBC Radio 6 Music Festival takes place at on Tyneside at Newcastle University, Academy, and The Sage, in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd February 2015.
The War On Drugs, Hot Chip, The Charlatans, Interpol, Jon Hopkins, Django Django, Sleater Kinney, Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry, The Maccabees, Simian Mobile Disco, Mogwai, Bristish Sea Power, Public Service Broadcasting, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Glass Animals, Wire, Ghostpoet, Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy, King Creosote, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Cribs, Maximo Park, Father John Misty, Jungle, Lonelady, Young Fathers, Nadine Shah, and many more.
The line-up featuring an ever-growing bill of over 50 bands and artists, with three days of live music and conversation.
6 Music Festival by Night consists of Friday night at the 02 Academy Newcastle and Saturday and Sunday night at the Sage, Gateshead. With over 40 artists across six stages over three nights showcasing established acts and emerging artists who represent the very best alternative music of the moment.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available, click here.
Tune into the 6 Music Festival across the weekend, see performances at www.bbc.co.uk/6music and highlights will be on BBC Red Button across the week.
Tickets for Friday priced at £25, and £35 for Saturday or Sunday nights and lates have sold out.
Please note - tickets to the events at The 02 Academy Newcastle and The Sage Gateshead do not give access to the 6 Music Festival by Day and vice versa. The events are ticketed separately.
Tickets for the 6 Music Festival by Day are free and will be allocated via an audience ballot from 10am on Tuesday 3 February (closing 8pm on Sunday 8 February).
6 Music Festival by Day
The 6 Music Festival by Day is a separately ticketed free event taking place during the daytime.
Saturday: Events will be taking place at the following venues between 10:00- 18:00
The Cluny: Featuring live music from Slaves, Joanna Gruesome, The Wytches, Fat White Family, The Pop Group, and more.
The Cluny 2: Interviews and conversation with artists including Royal Blood, Bryan Ferry, Hot Chip, Matt Everitt hosting The First Time with Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, and with Colin Newman of Wire, plus various artists from the North East.
The Cumberland Arms: plays host to a range of folk performances, including Marika Hackman, Stornoway, and Songhoy Blues, plus Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy in conversation.
The Star and Shadow: With Dr John Cooper Clarke, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn, Sleaford Mods, plus punk poetry, comedy, and Don Letts hosting various film screenings.
Sunday: events will be taking place between 11:00 – 18:00
The Boiler Shop: Featuring an independent record shop fair, Beardyman making an album in an hour, and a BBC Introducing North East stage with bands including Yellow Creatures plus special guests Woman’s Hour. Plus Cerys Matthews, Tim Burgess, Gaz Coombes, Northern Soul, and more.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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