BBC 6Music Festival reveals location & full lineup

Details of the second  instalment of the BBC 6 Music Festival have been revealed, with presenters drip feeding listeners information about the event live on air throughout today.

After the inaugural BBC 6Music festival, which took place at Salford’s Victoria Warehouse last year, the station has announced that it will this time head further north to Tyneside this time around, where a host of special live music and DJ sets will happen over three days in Newcastle and Gateshead February 20th-22nd.

Acts on the bill include headliners The War On Drugs and Hot Chip – as well as a huge supporting bill that features the likes of The Fall, British Sea Power, Interpol, Jungle, The Cribs, Mogwai, Th Charlatans, Young Fathers and Jamie T, plus many more.

Far Out attended the first festival in Greater Manchester last time around, where acts including Damon Albarn, The National and James Blake were spread across the warehouse’s two rooms.

However, this time the festival will be held over a wide area, with live shows at Newcastle Academy and The Sage opera house in Gateshead, as well as host of other goings on throughout Newcastle as part of ‘6Music Festival by Day’, which is the equivalent to last year’s Festival Fringe.

Here, visitors can catch lectures and talks, as well as acoustic gigs, DJ sets and some extra special live broadcasts. This will be ticketed separately to the main festival.

Sunderland born BBC 6Music DJ Lauren Laverne said: “I’m so excited that this year’s 6 Music Festival is taking us back to my home in the Northeast.  It’s going to be an incredible weekend of music, not to be missed. The Festival is a celebration of the music and culture we and our listeners love so much.”

Tickets for Friday March 20th are on sale this Friday priced at £25. Tickets for the other two days of the event are on sale this weekend and are priced at £35 each.

To find out more about the events on offer and see the full lineup of artists for the weekend, head to the BBC 6Music website.

To find out what Far Out thought of the 2014 BBC 6Music Festival, read the review right here.

Check back later this week for live reviews of headline gigs by BBC 6Music Festival performers King Creosote and Ghostpoet.

Patrick Davies