Line-up and venues for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020 announced


BBC Radio 6 Music

This morning on BBC Radio 6 Music, 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 Shah.

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.”

Lauren 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.”

On Thursday 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 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

Full details including the artists performing By Day, By Night and at 6 Music Festival Late for each venue can be found at from today or follow the #6musicfest hashtag on social media for information.


Tickets for each venue and each By Day, By Night and Late event will be sold separately and will be on sale from 10am Friday 24 January. Full details plus terms and conditions can be found at

6 Music Recommends Night

Thursday 5 March
Girl Band, Pongo, Ghum
6 Music Festival By Night

Friday 6 March
Greentea Peng, GAIKA, Mary Anne Hobbs DJ set, Mike Skinner DJ set

Roundhouse main space
black midi, Brittany Howard, Michael Kiwanuka

Roundhouse Sackler space
Black Country, New Road; Sports Team

FEST, Camden (6 Music Festival Late)
Norman Jay MBE, DJ Yoda, Nemone, Kelly Lee Owens

Saturday 7 March
Roundhouse main space
The Selecter, Kojey Radical, EOB (Ed O’Brien), Róisín Murphy

Roundhouse Sackler space
The Orielles, The Big Moon

Dingwalls (6 Music Festival Late)
Planningtorock, Tom Ravenscroft, Jamz Supernova, ELKKA

Sunday 8 March
Electric Ballroom
Warmduscher, Squid, Bombay Bicycle Club

Roundhouse main space
International Women’s Day Celebration
Nadine Shah, Jehnny Beth, Anna Meredith, Kim Gordon, Kate Tempest

Roundhouse Sackler space
Melt Yourself Down, KOKOROKO

6 Music Festival By Day

6 Music Festival By Day is a celebration of live music and conversation. It takes place at Dingwalls and Fest on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March from midday-6pm.

Saturday 7 March
Live performances
Jordan Rakei, Sudan Archives, Robert Glasper

6 Music Festival In Conversation
More details TBA

Sunday 8 March
Live performances
The Staves, Ghostpoet, Hot 8 Brass Band

6 Music Festival In Conversation
More details TBA

BBC Music Introducing Night

Wednesday 4 March
Roundhouse, Sackler space
Hak Baker, Beabadoobee, Sorry

6 Music Festival will be broadcast on 6 Music and BBC Sounds across the weekend, with performances from Roundhouse, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom 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

Curated music mixes will be available ahead of the show and you can listen back to live performances from the festival.

About 6 Music Festival and BBC Radio 6 Music

Since it began in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has taken place all over the UK, including in Manchester (2014), Tyneside (2015), Bristol (2016), Glasgow (2017), Belfast (2018) as part of BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, and Liverpool (2019) and has seen performances from artists such as Anna Calvi, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Kate Tempest, Little Simz, Primal Scream and slowthai.

With a reach of 2.41m listeners (Rajar Q3, 2019), 6 Music celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture, bringing together the cutting-edge music of today and the iconic and ground-breaking sounds of the past 50 years. The station’s presenters include Amy Lamé, Cerys Matthews, Chris Hawkins, Craig Charles, Don Letts, Gideon Coe, Gilles Peterson, Guy Garvey, Huey Morgan, Iggy Pop, Lauren Laverne, Liz Kershaw, Marc Riley, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Matt Everitt, Nemone, Shaun Keaveny, Steve Lamacq, Stuart Maconie, Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson.

BBC Radio 6 Music has broadcast from locations across the UK over the last year. Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Mark Radcliffe all broadcast shows from Glastonbury in Pilton, Somerset in June 2019, Cerys Matthews presented a special show WOMAD festival in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, in July 2019. Mary Anne Hobbs broadcast from Jumbo Records in Leeds to mark Record Store Day in April 2019. In December 2019, presented a special show from Margate, Kent, where the winner of this year’s Turner Prize was announced as part of 6 Music’s Art is Everywhere Season. On Saturday 18 January 2020, Gilles Peterson broadcast a special programme from Winter Jazz Festival in New York.

January 21, 2020 7:57am ET by BBC Radio 6 Music  

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