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Royal Blood, Jamie T, Sleater-Kinney confirmed for 6 Music Festival

Maximo Park, Jon Hopkins and The War On Drugs will also play this year's event on Tyneside

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This year's 6 Music Festival will take place in Tyneside with Royal Blood, Jamie T, The War On Drugs, The Maccabees and Sleater-Kinney all set to play.

The Cribs, Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hot Chip, Young Fathers, Father John Misty, Kate Tempest, The Fall, Jungle, Lonelady, The Charlatans, Wire, Public Service Broadcasting, Gruff Rhys, King Creosote, Glass Animals, Gaz Coombes, Simian Mobile Disco, Mogwai and British Sea Power will also appear at the three day event, alongside Maximo Park, Jon Hopkins, Ghostpoet and Villagers. The recently reunited Sleater-Kinney make their first UK appearance in 10 years at the event.

As confirmed by Lauren Laverne via a special broadcast from Newcastle University Student Union, gigs will take place across three nights from Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22 at The O2 Academy Newcastle (Friday) and The Sage Gateshead (Saturday and Sunday).

Additionally, there will be a 6 Music Festival by Day (which will be ticketed separately to the night-time events) in venues in The Ouseburn and Stephenson Quarter areas of the city.

Lauren Laverne said: "I'm so excited that this year’s 6 Music Festival is taking us back to my home in the Northeast. It’s going to be an incredible weekend of music, not to be missed. The Festival is a celebration of the music and culture we and our listeners love so much."

The first ever 6 Music Festival took place in 2014 in Manchester.

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