'The city has inspired generations': 6 Music Festival heads to Liverpool

'The city has inspired generations': 6 Music Festival heads to Liverpool

The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Little Simz are among the artists lined up to play 6 Music Festival 2019, which takes place in Liverpool.

BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast Show presenter Lauren Laverne announced the details live on air this morning (February 26).

The sixth edition of the event takes place in various venues across Liverpool over the weekend of March 29-31.

Slowthai, Idles, Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins, Hot Chip, Ex Re, Bodega and Fontaines DC also feature on the line-up.

Mary Anne Hobbs is broadcasting today’s daytime show (10:30am-1pm) from Bluecoat in Liverpool, and is interviewing Calvi, Craig Charles and Clinic. The show also features live performances from The Coral, Stealing Sheep and poet Amina Atiq.

Mary Anne Hobbs said: “Ever since The Beatles came together as teenagers in 1957 and changed the musical landscape for all time, Liverpool has been a city that has inspired generations of musicians. I’m excited that we have a chance at the 6 Music Festival to explore the Liverpool scene in 2019.”

Liverpool has inspired generations of musicians

Mary Anne Hobbs

Paul Rodgers, head of 6 Music, said: “Liverpool has a marvellous musical heritage and will be a perfect host city for the 6 Music Festival 2019, which will feature a great range of artists from Liverpool and beyond, playing across several venues in the city. If you can’t get to a gig, we hope you’ll enjoy the Festival and the alternative spirit of 6 Music across BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Sounds, BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer.”

Director of culture for Liverpool, Claire McColgan, added: “Liverpool is a city with music running through its veins and as a UNESCO City of Music we understand the importance of shining a spotlight on our heritage, the current scene, and up-and-coming talent. We’re delighted that 6 Music Festival is heading to Liverpool in March, a city with a thriving music scene and an unrelenting appetite for live music.” 

The 6 Music Festival By Night will take place at Eventim Olympia and Mountford Hall from Friday to Sunday, while 6 Music Festival Late will take place over Friday and Saturday night at the Invisible Wind Factory with DJ sets from the likes of 2manydjs, Erol Alkan, Max Cooper and Craig Charles.

6 Music Festival By Day will feature spoken word, poetry and live performances at Camp & Furnace on Saturday and Sunday including performances by Julian Cope and Roger McGough.

For full line-up, venue and ticket details go to the event website.

Read about Idles’ BRITs-recognised success with Joy As An Act Of Resistance here.

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