Jamie T, Interpol, Hot Chip, The War on Drugs, The Charlatans, British Sea Power, Gaz Coombes, Villagers, Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Public Service Broadcasting, Neneh Cherry, Jon Hopkins, The Fall, Maximo Park, The Cribs, King Creosote, Jungle, Wire, The Maccabees, Simian Mobile Disco, Mogwai, Glass Animals, Lonelady, Sleater Kinney, Ibibio Sound Machine, Ghostpoet, Gruff Rhys, Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy, Father John Misty, and Young Fathers are the first acts to be announced today for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival which returns for a second edition this year it will take place at Tyneside at Newcastle University, Academy, and The Sage, in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd February 2015.
The line-up featuring an ever-growing bill of over 50 bands and artists, with three days of live music and conversation, will be announced throughout the day on 6 Music and the artist/band names will be added to this page as they are announced.
Last year tickets sold out in just over 20 minutes. Tickets for Friday are priced at £25 and £35 for Saturday or Sunday.
Tickets for each night of the festival will go on sale at 10am across three consecutive days, starting this Friday, 30th January, and eFestivals will have links for you to buy them when they become available.
The festival will take place across several venues, both day and night. Details of the 6 Music Festival by Day and 6 Music Festival Late events will be announced in the coming days.
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.
Additionally, on Saturday 21 February at The Sage Gateshead 6 Music’s funk and soul show presenter Craig Charles will host a Northern Soul Night (from 5-10.30pm) with Richard Searling, and Stuart Maconie and further DJs to be announced soon.
Lauren Laverne said, "Last year's first ever 6 Music Festival was an incredible weekend featuring a fabulous line-up of music plus conversation at the Festival Fringe. It was great to meet so many of our listeners as we listened to the great and good perform together. This year's 6 Music Festival is going to be one to remember."
The 6 Music Festival by Day is a separately ticketed free eventfrom 11am to 6pm on Saturday 21 February in The Ouseburn area of Newcastle – at the Cluny 1, Cluny 2, The Cumberland Arms, and The Star and Shadow. And on Sunday 22 February at The Boiler Shop in the Stephenson Quarter area of Newcastle.
The 6 Music Festival by Day will feature a truly impressive daytime line-up for alternative music lovers, who can come along and experience the alternative spirit of 6 Music. The bill brings more live music, 6 Music presenters in conversation with names from the night-time line-up and other established plus newer artists, discussions, spoken word performances, an independent record shopfair, and comedy. And at The Star and Shadow 6 Music presenter Don Letts will curate a schedule of music films and documentaries. Plus there will be sessions from BBC Introducing acts which will include bands from the North East. And festival goers will see 6 Music presenters in action as they host and participate in many of the events.
The full line up of the 6 Music Festival by Day will be announced on Tuesday 3rd February from 10am starting in Lauren Laverne’s show and continuing on shows throughout the day.
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).
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.
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