BBC Radio 6 Music hosts festival
For the first time ever, digital only station BBC Radio 6 Music is hosting its own festival at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Taking place between Friday 28th February and Saturday 1st March 2014 there will be a range of performances from major established artists to new acts which reflect what listeners are used to hearing on BBC Radio 6 Music every day.
The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival features 2 stages of live acts and a silent disco DJ stage with more than 30 artists and DJs performing.
Blur front man Damon Albarn will be headlining the event with his first full length solo set and other artists taking to the stage include Kelis, Haim, The Horrors, Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg and The Bombay Bicycle Club.
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Presenters from BBC Radio 6 Music will be at the festival broadcasting live from 1pm until midnight each day and you’ll also be able to watch the festival live on the BBC Radio 6 Music website. Highlights will be available via the BBC Red Button every day from Saturday 1st until Sunday 9th March - all of which is great news for digital listening.
Running alongside the main festival, in a venue next door, is the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe. This will run in two sessions each day between 12-3.20pm and 3.40-7pm featuring poets and artists from the festival line up in conversation on a spoken word stage. One of the highlights will be Freddie Flintoff hosting a panel of guests from the world of sport, music and comedy for a special edition of Five Live’s Fighting Talk. There will also be a film screening area, a photography exhibition and live band karaoke.