BBC 6Music Announce First Festival

BBC RADIO 6 has announced THE NATIONAL and DAMON ALBARN as headliners for their first ever festival. The two day event is set to take place at the Warehouse Project in Manchester on 28 February and 1 March.

Damon Albarn; who yesterday confirmed details of his debut solo album, will headline the opening night of the event. He will be joined by The Horrors, Haim, Kelis, Midlake, Metronomy and emerging artist Luke Sital-Singh – plus many more bands across three stages. The following evening will see Ohio five-piece The National close the two day event; with Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg, Bombay Bicycle Club, James Blake and The Staves all playing that day.

The festival will also host a ticketed, but free to enter fringe event at Victoria Warehouse Hotel and will feature a record fair, spoken word events and a photographic exhibition. More details are set to be announced on 29 January on 6Music.

There will be more bands announced over the coming weeks, with more information here.

The event will be ticketed at £25 plus booking fees and available from midday Friday 24 January here.

Samuel Litherland

Digital and Live Editor of Soundcheck. I am a huge fan of emerging new music. You can usually find me in a field over the summer.