6 Music Festival heads to Glasgow

6 Music Festival heads to Glasgow

Depeche Mode will headline this year's BBC 6 Music Festival, which is heading to Glasgow for the first time, it has been revealed. 

The announcement was made this morning by Lauren Laverne (pictured), who was broadcasting her BBC Radio 6 Music show live from Glasgow School of Art. 

The 6 Music Festival 2017 will take place across various Glasgow venues from March 22-26. Headlined by Depeche Mode at Glasgow Barrowlands on March 26, more than 50 acts are set to play at the three-day event. The full line-up includes Goldfrapp, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle & Sebastian, Anna Meredith, Bonobo, Ride, Cate Le Bon, The Shins, Future Islands, Sparks, Sleaford Mods, Songhoy Blues, Car Seat Headrest, Warpaint, Loyle Carner, Grandaddy, The Lemon Twigs, Honeyblood, DUDS, Dutch Uncles, Forest Swords, Gaika, Girl Ray, Haley Bonar, Julia Jacklin, Kadhja Bonet, Sacred Paws, Thundercat, and Whitney; with a DJ set from James Lavelle (UNKLE).

Lauren Laverne said: “The 6 Music Festival is going further north than ever before! 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!”

Now in its fourth year, the event began in 2014 at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse, when it featured artists including Damon Albarn, Haim, The Horrors and Metronomy. Last year's festival, which was held in Bristol, featured acts such as Foals, Primal Scream, Underworld and Suede. 

Laverne is the host of this year's Music Week Awards, set for Grosvenor House in London on April 5.

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