The Camden-based, 2020 line up is jam-packed with LGBTQI, women and non-binary artists
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BBC RADIO 6
Get excited and get ready for a weekend of music in Camden, London! Since the music festival began back in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has taken place all over the UK – including Manchester, Tyneside, Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool.
Running from 6-8 March 2020, there’s plenty to look forward to this year.
Many of 6 Music’s much-loved presenters will be broadcasting their shows live from world famous rock-spot, Camden, as the station takes over some of the areas’ most iconic venues for the weekend.
Each day and night of the weekend will be packed with events, including a series of live performances, spoken work, poetry Q&A sessions and DJ sets.
Best of all, the Sunday leg of 6 Music Festival this year lands on International Women’s Day (8 March 2020) and to mark the occasion, the Roundhouse will boast an all-female bill that includes some exciting and influential names. (Yes please).
Not only will there be the aforementioned Kim Gordon, but Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Anna Meredith, Nadine Shah will all perform too, as well as a headline set from none other than hip-hop poet extraordinaire, Kate Tempest.
Meanwhile, there will also be a 6 Music Recommends night on Thursday 6 Mach, with Holy F, Pongo and Ghum on the bill, BBC Music Introducing on Wednesday 5 March, with Sorry, Hak Baker and Beabadoobee.
Some other DIVA favourites you can catch over the weekend include The Big Moon, The Staves and the mesmerising, Brittany Howard.
Check out the full artist rundown for this incredible weekend of performances from some of the biggest acts championed by BBC Radio 6 right here.
You can also catch highlights over on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. Catch you there, yeah? 💫
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