BBC Radio 6 Music is heading to the BBC’s historic Maida Vale studios to celebrate its 10th anniversary year.
The digital station will be showcasing the music it has played during its decade on air, with content available on the Red Button.
Lots of live sessions will be taking place during the week of February 11th – 15th, with Breakfast Show host Shaun Keaveny joining the invited audience in the studio during Lauren Laverne’s shows offering thoughts and observations from the crowd in the build-up to each session.
Singer/songwriter Laura Mvula will be a guest on Gilles Paterson’s show on Saturday 9 February, then Craig Charles hosts a double bill of Alice Russell, followed by Essex boy James Hunter.
Cavan four piece, The Strypes, join Cerys on Sunday 10 February followed by south London rapper Roots Manuva who teams up with The Invisible for Huey Morgan’s show.
Lauren Laverne will decamp to Maida Vale for the week, welcoming Suede to the studio on Monday 11 February. On Tuesday 12 February Everything Everything will take their place at the mic, and on Wednesday 13 February the Foals head into studio.
On Thursday 14 February, Lauren will be joined by Richard Hawley for a Valentine’s Day love song special and Palma Violets wrap up Lauren’s Maida Vale spectacular on Friday 15 February.
Head of Programmes, James Stirling says: “We’ve had the most amazing 10th anniversary year and what better way to crown it than to do what we – and our listeners – love best: celebrate with some cracking live music sessions. Our listeners know that we’re the network where extraordinary music plays and this week demonstrates the breadth of music that we’re passionate about.”