BBC 6 Music has secured Underworld, Foals, Suede, Laura Marling, Roots Manuva, Savages, Roisin Murphy, Misty In Roots, John Grant, Ezra Furman, White Denim, Field Music, Kurt Vile, Julia Holter, Daughter, Buzzcocks, Everything Everything, Guy Garvey plus many more to perform at its event next month.
They will join Primal Scream, Tricky presents Skilled Mechanics, The Blue Aeroplanes, Sherwood & Pinch, and Roni Size & DJ Krust present Full Cycle, who were announced before Christmas when Bristol was unveiled as the location for this year’s Festival.
Additionally, on Saturday 13 February, as part of the Colston Hall line-up on the Concourse Stage, 6 Music presenter Don Letts curates seven hours of DJ performances showcasing the evolution of Bass culture which will include Dennis Bovell, Ray Mighty, and Massive Attack’s tour DJ Queen Bee.
And on Sunday 14 February the Concourse Stage features a line-up of DJ sets from Mount Kimbie, Matthew Herbert, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, and 6 Music presenter Gilles Peterson.
The third year of the Festival will see over 50 acts across three days delivering live music, conversation, comedy and more taking place at venues across the city – Motion, Colston Hall, O2 Academy Bristol and Basement 45, plus Festival by Day at Trinity.
Previous 6 Music Festivals were held in Manchester (2014) and Tyneside (2015).
Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Radio 6 Music, says: “This year’s 6 Music Festival in Bristol will bring a feast of entertainment to a city that has a musical story to tell. The Festival will bring together a rich combination of some of the UK’s burgeoning talent including Blossoms and Rozi Plain coupled with 6 Music favourites such Underworld and Laura Marling, fully reflecting 6 Music’s exciting and diverse output.”