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Pop / Rock 04/02/2020

BBC Radio 6 Music Announce More By Day Events At The 6 Music Festival

BBC Radio 6 Music Announce More By Day Events At The 6 Music Festival

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Lauren Laverne announces more 6 Music Festival By Day events taking place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March at FEST Camden, as part of this year's festival.
The day-time line-up at FEST will feature panel and Q&A sessions, poetry, live music and more, with names on the line-up including Jehnny Beth, JJ Burnell, Madness and Tony Visconti.
The 6 Music Festival 2020 takes place across Camden from Friday 6 - Sunday 8 March at Roundhouse, Dingwalls, the Electric Ballroom and FEST, Camden.

6 Music also announces today that on Saturday 7 March, actor Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) will join Shaun Keaveny as he broadcasts his show live from the 6 Music Festival By Day at Dingwalls (12.30-4pm). As co-host, Jodie will be reporting on all the action from the first day at the festival.

Jodie Whittaker says: "I'm so excited to be getting back on air with Shaun. I'm a massive fan of 6 Music and having the opportunity to present a show once again on the station is always a dream come true. It's an incredible line up and I'm personally so excited to see Róisín Murphy and Brittany Howard to name but a few!"

On Saturday 7 March at FEST, Tony Visconti, who famously produced much of David Bowie's work and JJ Burnel, bass guitarist of the Stranglers, will join Liz Kershaw to discuss the musical legacy of Camden. Later that day, 6 Music's Gilles Peterson will be in conversation with three-time Grammy award winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper and the legendary Madness will discuss their personal connection to Camden with Gideon Coe.

On Sunday 8 March, the 6 Music Festival will mark International Women's Day with an all-female line-up of artists - Nadine Shah, Jehnny Beth, Anna Meredith, Kim Gordon and Kate Tempest - performing at the Roundhouse in the evening. Ahead of this, 6 Music By Day at FEST will feature a discussion on forming an artistic identity between Mary Anne Hobbs and Jehnny Beth. There will also be a special performance from the Roundhouse Choir, one of London's most dynamic youth choirs, followed by a live broadcast from FEST of Radcliffe and Maconie's enduringly popular Crisps on the Radio. Plus, Steve Lamacq will host a Pub Quiz with team captains Kate Puckrik and Blur's Dave Rowntree.

Julie Cullen, Commissioning Executive, 6 Music says: "We've got a fantastic two days of panels and sessions planned as 6 Music takes over FEST, Camden as part of this year's 6 Music Festival. I'm thrilled that we'll be able to bring our audience insights and stories from such talented artists as Tony Visconti, Madness, Jehnny Beth and many more."

6 Music Festival By Day at Fest, Camden

The Musical Legacy of Camden Town with Tony Visconti, JJ Burnell and Liz Kershaw
Gilles Peterson In conversation with triple Grammy award-winner Robert Glasper
Camden legends Madness in conversation with Gideon Coe
Punk Poetry with 6 Music's resident poet Murray Lachlan Young and Blabbermouth

Roundhouse Choir Performance
Radcliffe and Maconie's Crisps On The Radio, Live
How To Form An Artistic Identity - Jehnny Beth In Conversation with Mary Anne Hobbs
Steve Lamacq's Pub Quiz with Team Captains Kate Puckrik and Blur's Dave Rowntree
Across both Saturday and Sunday, FEST will also host an exhibition by Bands FC, who combine football team badges with band artwork and there will also be tea and cakes from the local Gothic Valley Women's Institute - a chapter of the Women's Institute based in North London who do traditional WI activities, with a twist.

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday By Day at FEST will go on sale on Friday 7 February at 10am. Full details, plus terms and conditions can be found at
Tickets for all other 6 Music Festival 2020 events are now sold out.

Highlights from the daytime events at FEST will be broadcast on 6 Music and BBC Sounds across the weekend, along with other performances from Roundhouse, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom. Gigs will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer and at, with catch up for 30 days afterwards.

BBC Four and the BBC Red Button will be bringing TV audiences highlights of the festival across the weekend, including many of the headline sets.

BBC Sounds
BBC Sounds is collaborating with the 6 Music Festival. For the first time, a number of BBC podcasts will be recorded over the weekend at FEST Camden. More information will be announced later this week

BBC Sounds will also welcome listeners into the Mix Room at Fest, in which live music mixes will be played, including The Morning After Mix with Jon Hillcock and the Cosmic Hour with Jamz Supernova.

Camden Fringe
Camden will be fully embracing the 6 Music Festival with complementary Fringe events, at Camden music venues including The Jazz Café, The Fiddlers Elbow and The Water Rats. The events will be hosted by Camden Alive, in collaboration with Camden Council.
More information can be found at

The Music Walk of Fame
On 2, 4 and 6 March The Music Walk of Fame will unveil new stones for three of Camden's most iconic artists. The unveilings will be followed by a number of exciting events celebrating Camden's incredible musical heritage.

Library Lates
On Saturday 7 March, Camden's Libraries will be open after hours for a series of Library Lates, offering live music and workshops. Young music fans will also be catered to with workshops and session for Under 14's, including Baby Rave, Move to the Beat - Kids Edition and much more.
More information can be found at

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