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The 6 Music Festival is coming to Glasgow

By | Published on Wednesday 22 February 2017

6 Music Festival Glasgow

This year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival will take place in Glasgow, with the centrepiece being a headline set from Depeche Mode at Barrowland. It’ll be the first time the band have played the 2000 capacity venue for more than three decades.

Taking place over three days in venues around Glasgow, the event will feature sets from artists including Belle & Sebastian, Anna Meredith, The Shins, Future Islands, Grandaddy, Loyle Carner, Gaika, Girl Ray, Sacred Paws, Thundercat and more. And BBC Radio 6 Music has managed to bag the exclusive rights to broadcast from it yet again. Marvellous!

“The 6 Music Festival is going further north than ever before”, says Lauren Laverne, who did the duty of announcing all this on her show yesterday. “I love Glasgow and have so many great memories of the city, and the 6 Music Festival is sure to create some more. The music is going to be awesome!”

6 Music’s Head Of Programmes Paul Rodgers adds: “It’s exciting to be able to take the 6 Music Festival to Glasgow this March, and we can’t wait to explore some of the city’s famous venues and dig into its fantastic music scene and heritage. The festival’s line-up is full of the kind of interesting artists you’d expect from 6 Music such as Goldfrapp, Sleaford Mods and Depeche Mode, but with an emphasis on some of the Scottish artists that our listeners love, with Edwyn Collins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle & Sebastian, Sacred Paws, King Creosote, Honeyblood and Optimo all performing”.

All the details about the line-up and tickets and that are here.