Damon Albarn, The National and Haim to play BBC 6Music Festival

Running between February 28 - March 1 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

Damon Albarn, Haim and The National are among the artists confirmed to perform at the first ever BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in November later this year.

Albarn, who will release his debut solo LP ‘Everyday Robots’ this April, was the final name to be announced for the event, which will run between February 28 – March 1 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

Metronomy, Drenge and James Blake have also been confirmed for the festival, which will run between February 28 and March 1.


Wild Beasts, Franz Ferdinand and Jagwar Ma will also perform, as will Luke Sital Singh, Nick Mulvey and Jimi Goodwin. Other confirmed names, meanwhile, include Midlake, Lykke Li, Outfit, Kelis, Kiran Leonard, The Horrors, The Staves and Jake Bugg.

Although exact stage times are yet to be confirmed, Albarn will perform on the Friday evening along with Haim, Drenge, Metronomy and The Horrors, while Saturday’s bill will see performances from The National, Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Bob Shennan, Controller BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and popular music, said: “The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival brings a wonderful 6 Music line up of performances to music fans – one which reflects the fantastic range of artists that BBC Radio 6 Music offers listeners every day. And the venue is also a stone’s throw from Media City, which is home to many of BBC Radio 6 Music’s shows.”

Tickets to each night of the Festival will be available from midday on Friday January 24 and will be priced at £25 (plus booking/P&P fees). Visit bbc.co.uk/6music for full details.

6 Music is due to broadcast live from across the event with live performances, interviews with the artists, and reports from behind the scenes on air, streamed to their desktop, tablet, mobile and via BBC Red Button. There will also be video highlights packages from each act available on the website for 30 days after the Festival.

For more information, visit BBC.co.uk/6music.