St Vincent, Neneh Cherry and Alison Goldfrapp are hosting special programmes on 6 Music this Christmas, which the station is billing as “Three Wise Women takeover”.
In addition, Noel Gallagher will be co-hosting a show with Steve Lamacq, Jarvis Cocker returns for a one-off special, there’s an Icelandic-themed Winter Solstice special and Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will be live from Manchester’s Christmas Market. Jungle-going Craig Charles and Nemone will be delivering New Year’s Eve ‘delights’ and Lemmy will be kicking off the New Year with a ‘Bad Santa’ special.
Paul Rodgers, Head of Programmes for 6 Music, said: “2014 has been a great year for 6 Music. There have been some significant developments such as a new weekend schedule, the introduction of Iggy Pop, an increased emphasis on live music with the inaugural 6 Music Festival from Salford adding to the 300 plus live music sessions the station already originates, and the launch of a new music strand in 6 Music Recommends. These developments have built on existing high quality shows and presenters, and now more listeners are enjoying 6 Music for longer, with almost two million listeners tuning in each week. Hopefully, the breadth of music and gems selected from the archive by our guest presenters this Christmas will provide some real holiday treats that listeners can continue to catch up with and explore long into the New Year.”
St Vincent – aka Annie Clark will be chatting about what goes on in the Clark family household over the festive period playing her favourite track of 2014. “I’ve had the pleasure to be picked as one of The Three Wise Women, to play some of my favourite tracks and perhaps introduce 6 Music’s listeners to some music they don’t know but might love, and then some things they probably do know and hopefully also love. I’m really excited to get started,” Annie said.
Neneh Cherry will be on-air Christmas Day playing punk, jazz, reggae, hip hop, and soul tracks. She said, “I’m honoured and touched and, in fact, quite amazed to be one of 6 Music’s Wise Women this Christmas. I don’t know about the wise bit, but none the less it’s happening and I find myself in the best female company of the genius beauties St Vincent & Alison Goldfrapp. The BBC has a vast library of music and documentaries, so to have access to this world is a dream come true, or maybe the best Christmas present ever! A journey through the left field, new school, old school, now, and the future.”
And Alison Goldfrapp, the third of The Three Wise Women, will be on-air Boxing Day. “I’m delighted to have been chosen by BBC 6 Music as one of their ‘Wise Women’ this Christmas. I’ve been looking forward to digging through 6 Music’s incredible archive of music and documentary content and presenting my personal favourites to the station’s listeners, alongside the brilliant Neneh Cherry and St Vincent. It will be a Christmas treat both for me and hopefully for all of you listening at home,” she said.
See more details on 6 Music’s Christmas programmes on RadioWise.uk