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Lauren Laverne and Mary Anne Hobbs revealed the details and line-up of the 6 Music
Festival 2020, which will take place in Camden, London, from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March.
The line-up features headline sets from: Michael Kiwanuka, Mike Skinner, Róisín Murphy, Kate Tempest, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sports Team, The Big Moon and KOKOROKO as well as performances from Anna Meredith, Black
Country, New Road, black midi, Brittany Howard, EOB (Ed O'Brien - who will be performing his debut European show at the 6 Music
Festival), GAIKA, Ghostpoet, Greentea Peng, Hot 8 Brass Band, Jehnny Beth, Jordan Rakei, Kim Gordon, Kojey Radical, Melt Yourself Down, Nadine
Shah, The Orielles, Robert Glasper, The Selecter, Squid, The Staves, Sudan Archives and Warmduscher.
Live music, Q&A sessions, DJ sets and more will take place across the weekend at some of Camden's most popular venues: Roundhouse (main space and Sackler space), FEST Camden, Dingwalls and Electric Ballroom.
On Sunday 8 March, International Women's Day, 6 Music
Festival By Night will see an all-female line-up in the Roundhouse main space, including Kate Tempest, Kim Gordon, Anna Meredith, Jehnny Beth and Nadine
Paul Rodgers, Head of 6 Music, says: "I'm delighted that the 6 Music
Festival will be bringing so many talented artists to Camden, to play in historic venues like the Roundhouse, FEST, Dingwalls and Electric Ballroom. We hope you'll join us at a gig - or else enjoy a weekend of live music, celebration and fun on BBC 6 Music, BBC Sounds, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button."
Laverne says: "It's a fantastic line-up in a brilliant location. I can't wait to see the artists behind some of my favourite records of the past year - Brittany Howard, Michael Kiwanuka
and Kate Tempest - as well as some of the brightest hopes for 2020 like Squid and The Orielles."
Mary Anne Hobbs says: "Super-hot line-up in 2020, personally I'm excited to be DJing before Mike Skinner at Dingwalls. I'd always love to read the graffiti on the walls of the ladies loos, back in the 80s, it was just as pointed as the NME."
5 March, Steve Lamacq will broadcast his show live from Dingwalls, including a special festival edition of Roundtable and a 6 Music
Recommends night will follow, showcasing a selection of the stations favourite new music finds including Girl Band, Pongo and Ghum. Tickets will be available at bbc.co.uk/6musicfestival and doors will be open from 6.30pm.
On Wednesday 4 March from 7pm, BBC Music
Introducing will take over the Roundhouse, Sackler space. BBC Music
Introducing's Jess Iszatt and 6 Music's Tom Robinson will host the evening and the line-up will feature Hak Baker, Beabadoobee and Sorry. Tickets will be available at bbc.co.uk/6musicfestival
Full details including the artists performing By Day, By Night and at 6 Music
Festival Late for each venue can be found at bbc.co.uk/6music from today or follow the #6musicfest hashtag on social media for information.