BBC 6 Music Festival coming to Glasgow in 2017

The multi-venue music festival hits Glasgow this March, following previous editions in Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol

Feature by The Skinny | 21 Feb 2017

The festival's Friday night line-up features a headline set from Goldfrapp along with Warpaint, Sparks, Ride, Sleaford Mods, Future Islands, Cate Le Bon and Dutch Uncles, as well as the returning Jesus and Mary Chain. Saturday night's line-up features Bonobo, Hayley Bonar, The Lemon Twigs, Loyle Carner, Car Seat Headrest and Thundercat.

The Shins are also on the Saturday bill along with Grandaddy, Sacred Paws, Songhoy Blues and Honeyblood. Sunday night's bill features Depeche Mode, Belle and Sebastian, Julia Jacklin, Whitney, Forest Swords, Gaika and Anna Meredith, as well as DJ sets from UNKLE and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite.

The daytime line-up features comedy from Scott Gibson, Fern Brady and Limmy, plus music from Father John Misty, Emma Pollock and an acoustic set from Edwyn Collins. There's also a range of spoken word performances, talks and events lined up for Tramway on Saturday and Sunday (25-26 Mar).

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 24 Feb; the Barrowland and Academy shows are £30 each, Saint Luke's shows are £20, and tickets for the daytime events at Tramway are £10.  

This year's festival takes place at a host of venues across the city from 24-26 March. The news was announced this morning by Scots Makar Jackie Kay at the Art School, on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6 Music show.

BBC 6 Music Festival line-up:

Friday 24 Mar:

The Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride, Warpaint & Sleaford Mods @ Barrowland 

Goldfrapp, Sparks & Future Islands @ O2 Academy

Cate Le Bon, Dutch Uncles, Girl Ray, Duds @ Saint Luke's

Saturday 25 Mar:

Bonobo, Songhoy Blues, Thundercat & Loyle Carner @ Barrowland

The Shins, Grandaddy & Honeyblood @ O2 Academy

Car Seat Headrest, The Lemon Twigs, Haley Bonar & Sacred Paws @ Saint Luke's

Simian Mobile Disco, Nightwave, Optimo, Nan Kolè, Dusky, Éclair Fifi, Lindstrøm, Jungle, MWX, K4CIE, Femme Fresh, Jungle Hussy, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair) and Happy Meals @ SWG3

Sunday 26 Mar:

Depeche Mode, James Lavelle [UNKLE] (DJ Set) @ Barrowland

Belle & Sebastian, Whitney, Julia Jacklin @ O2 Academy

Anna Meredith, Gaika, Forest Swords, Kadhja Bonet @ Saint Luke's

Daytime line-up, Sat 25 Mar, Tramway:

Sinkane, Temples, Craig Charles (DJ Set)
John Lydon In Conversation With Mark Radcliffe, Optimo Words & Music With Nemone
Making Music In Glasgow: Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Emma Pollock, Happy Meals
Edwyn Collins In Conversation With Stuart Maconie + Acoustic Session
Comedy With Shaun Keaveny: Fern Brady, Scott Gibson, Limmy
BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk

Daytime line-up, Sun 26 Mar, Tramway:

Father John Misty, The Wedding Present, Baloji
Folk At The Festival With Mark Radcliffe: Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, King Creosote, Jesca Hoop, Holly Macve
Film Screening: Lost In France + Q&A With Niall Mccann
The Pastels In Conversation With Gideon Coe, Anna Meredith In Conversation With Mary Anne Hobbs
Spoken Word Sessions – Literary: Ian Rankin With Stuart Maconie; Poetry: Murray Lachlan Young, Victoria Mcnulty, Kevin P Gilday & Cat Hepburn, Kobi Onyame & Ransom FA 
Belle & Sebastian In Conversation With Cerys Matthews