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Radio 6 festival line-up revealed

Jungle, Interpol and Kate Tempest amongst performers.

Lauren Laverne revealed in a special podcast the details of the up and coming Radio 6 festival, which will take place on Tyneside between 20th and 22nd February at the O2 Academy Newcastle and The Sage Gateshead.

Radio 6 has always championed new music and its festival will be no different with acts such as Kate Tempest, Jungle playing and also old bands such as Interpol.

Lauren Laverne said: “I’m so excited that this year’s 6 Music Festival is taking us back to my home in the Northeast.  It’s going to be an incredible weekend of music, not to be missed. The Festival is a celebration of the music and culture we and our listeners love so much.”

Full line-up is below:

The War On Drugs (BRIT 2015 nominees, whose 2014 album, Lost In The Dream, was 6 Music’s Album Of The Year)

Young Fathers (Mercury 2014 winners)

Maximo Park

Hot Chip (performing exclusive brand new material for the first time)

Neneh Cherry

Jon Hopkins

Interpol

Sleater-Kinney (this will be their first UK performance in almost ten years)

Ibibio Sound Machine

Ghost Poet (performing brand new material)

Villagers (performing exclusive brand new material for the first time)

Father John Misty

Kate Tempest (Mercury Prize 2014 nominee) and Eliza Carthy performing together in an exclusive 6 Music collaboration

The Fall

Jungle (Mercury Prize 2014 nominees)

Lonelady

The Charlatans (performing exclusive brand new material)

Wire

Public Service Broadcasting

Gruff Rhys

Royal Blood (Mercury Prize 2014 and BRIT 2015 nominees)

Jamie T

King Creosote

The Cribs (performing brand new material)

Glass Animals

Gaz Coombes

The Maccabees

Simian Mobile Disco

Mogwai (who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year)

British Sea Power

Django Django (performing exclusive new material)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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