The big announcement teased by BBC Radio 6 Music is for the launch of a two day festival in Manchester.
The 6 Music Fest will be headlined by Damon Albarn and in total over 30 artists and DJs will appear across three stages at Victoria Warehouse near MediaCityUK Salford on Friday 28th February and Saturday 1st March 2014.
And unlike Radio 1’s Big Weekend, tickets are available to buy rather than being made available for free.
The line up is being announced throughout the day today on-air at 6 Music and presenters from the station will be broadcasting live from the event from 1pm till midnight on both days.
Live video will also be on the 6 Music website and highlights will appear on the Red Button the following week.
Making the announcement this morning, Shaun Keaveny joked: “There were rumours that Kid Jensen would be replacing me on the breakfast show but I’m sorry to say I am contractually obliged to host a few more, so that won’t be happening!”
Bob Shennan, Controller BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and popular music, said, “The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival brings a wonderful 6 Music line up of performances to music fans – one which reflects the fantastic range of artists that BBC Radio 6 Music offers listeners every day. And the venue is also a stone’s throw from Media City, which is home to many of BBC Radio 6 Music’s shows.”
Peter Salmon, Director BBC North, said, “The North West music scene is vibrant and eclectic, with Manchester and BBC Radio 6 Music at its heart. We are thrilled the network’s inaugural festival with its imaginative programme is based here and shared with the nation.”