The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2016

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th February 2016
Motion, Colston Hall, O2 Academy, Basement 45 and Trinity, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0PX, England MAP
from £35-£40 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 4800
last updated: Thu 4th Feb 2016

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The 3rd BBC Radio 6 Music Festival takes place at Bristol's Motion, Colston Hall, O2 Academy, Basement 45 and Trinity from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th February 2016.


Primal Scream, Roni Size, Tricky, The Blue Aeroplanes, Sherwood & Pinch, Laura Marling, Suede, Bob Mould, Underworld, Savages, Yeasayer, Daughter, Roots Manuva, John Grant, Guy Garvey, Buzzcocks, Bloc Party, Everything Everything, Frank Turner, White Denim, Misty in Roots, Rat Boy, Blanck Mass, Gwenno, The Moonlandingz, The Pop Group, !!!, Blossoms,, Kurt Vile (solo), Mystery Jets, Polica, Roisin Murphy, This Is The Kit, Hooton Tennis Club, Rozi Plain, Foals, Field Music, The Invisible, Beirut, Steve Mason, Ezra Furman, Golden Rules, C Duncan, Hinds, and Julia Holter.

The line-up featuring an ever-growing bill of over 50 bands and artists, with three days of live music and conversation.

Additionally, on Saturday 13 February, as part of the Colston Hall line-up on the Concourse Stage, 6 Music presenter Don Letts curates seven hours of DJ performances showcasing the evolution of Bass culture which will include Dennis Bovell, Ray Mighty, Queen Bee, Ray Mighty, Fresh 4 , Bliss Zion, and 2 Kings Records Soundsystem. And on Sunday 14 February the Concourse Stage features a line-up of DJ sets from Auntie Flo, Matthew Herbert, Mount Kimbie, Appleblim, and Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, and 6 Music presenter Gilles Peterson.

The line-up for the 6 Music Festival by Day – a presentation of spoken word, poetry and performance events during the day time on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February – includes Julian Cope, and Saul Williams, Floating Points, This Is The Kit, False Lights, Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock, and Rozi Plain, plus Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, and Mad Professor's DJ set. Plus conversation, poetry, spoken word performances and comedy events. Guests include Misty in Roots, Deanna, Holly McNish, Kojey Radical, Murray Lachlan-Young, Mark Watson, Cerys Nelmes, Alice Matthews, Karl Hyde & Rick Smith (Underworld), Roni Size, Queen Bee, and Blanck Mass.Don Letts will be hosting an exclusive preview of ‘Ring The Alarm - The DJ Derek Story’, a film about legendary Bristolian DJ Derek which Don has been making alongside Massive Attack’s Daddy G. Plus conversations with Geoff Barrow, and John Grant.

Also featuring an exhibition of the Bristol music scene in pictures by local photographer Beezer, an Independent Record fair, the Jah Lokko Soundsystem, screen printing, tea and cake from the Women’s Institute. Additionally, attendees are welcome to bring their music memorabilia along to be documented for The People’s History of Pop project, a new BBC Four series.

The Late night line-up on Friday at Basement 45 will be Mary Anne Hobbs, Pinch, Hodge, Ziro, Kahn & Neek, Ishan Sound, Lamont, Idle Hands, The Kelly Twins, Andy Clarkson, and Ossia. Motion hosts the late night programmme on Saturday with The Allergies, Craig Charles, Nemone, Julio Bashmore, Mind Enterprises, Spatial Awareness, and A Sagittariun, and DJ Claire Ripley.

For the line-up details, day and venue splits see the Radio 6 Music Festival line-up page.


Tickets for the night programme have sold out and were priced as follows:
Friday at Motion - £35
Saturday at Motion - £35
Saturday at Colston Hall and O2 Academy - £40
Sunday at Motion - £35
Sunday at Colston Hall and O2 Academy - £40
Prices do not include booking fee & postage.

Tickets for these 6 Music Festival Late were priced at £10 for Friday, and £15 for Saturday

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Tickets for the 6 Music Festival by Day have sold out.

6 Music Festival by Day

The 6 Music Festival by Day is a separately ticketed free event taking place during the daytime. There are no age restrictions to attend the 6 Music Festival by Day events.

Daytime events include:

BBC Introducing In The West is taking a workshop and masterclasses on tour across schools in the city, offering advice and support on music industry careers and paths to success.

St. Nick’s Night Market will present a special night market, featuring a delicious mix of Bristol’s best street food and drinks curated by Love Food Festival, alongside local bands and performers. For this unique edition of the night market, BBC Introducing In The West will be curating a stage exclusively for the market, where visitors will be treated to a showcase of up- and-coming musical talent from across the country.

The Watershed is programming a week of film, music and live events including: New Musicians video night & Q&A (curated by BBC Introducing in the West), Tricky Double Bill (Naked & Famous – In Concert), Fresh Four in Conversation, Janis: Little Girl Blue

University of the West of England and the University of Bristol are jointly hosting a hackathon, with an emphasis on creativity, ideas, local participation, music and Bristol issues.

St George’s Bristol is holding an afternoon event called Women In Music: Inspire

Full list of confirmed venues so far: Fleece, Thekla, Louisiana, Exchange, Start the Bus, Attic Bar, Stag & Hounds, Watershed, St Nicholas Market, St George’s Bristol, Golden Lion, Thunderbolt, Old Market Assembly, Bristol Fringe, The Island, and The Wardrobe Theatre.


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.

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th February 2016
Motion, Colston Hall, O2 Academy, Basement 45 and Trinity, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 0PX, England MAP
from £35-£40 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 4800
last updated: Thu 4th Feb 2016

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