Foals, Bloc Party and Laura Marling confirmed for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

Savages, Primal Scream, Everything Everything and John Grant will also perform at Bristol event in February

Foals, Bloc Party, Laura Marling and Savages are among the acts confirmed for this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

Bristol will host the festival, which will see the BBC station broadcast gigs from venues including the Colston Hall, O2 Academy and Trinity between February 12-14.

There are five different tickets available across the weekend with Primal Scream, Yeasayer, Roots Manuva, Savages, !!! (chk chk chk) and Blossoms kicking the festival off on February 12 at Motion. The same venue will host Suede, Daughter, Roisin Murphy, Tricky, Steve Mason, Field Music and C Duncan the following day.

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Underworld, Roni Size & DJ Krust present Full Cycle, White Denim, Misty In Roots, Ezra Furman, Rat Boy, Blanck Mass and Gwenno will play at Colston Hall on February 13 with ticket holders also able to attend the O2 Academy gig featuring Bob Mould, Mystery Jets and Hinds.

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival ends on Sunday, February 14 with Foals, Everything Everything, Beirut, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, POLIÇA, Kurt Vile and The Invisible all playing at Motion.

Meanwhile, Laura Marling, John Grant, Guy Garvey, Julia Holter, The Blue Aeroplanes, Rozi Plain, This Is The Kit and THE MOONLANDINGZ will play an all-day event at Colston Hall alongside Gilles Peterson, The Pop Group ‘noise set’ with Geoff Barrow, Auntie Flo, Matthew Herbert, Mount Kimbie, Appleblim, and Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve.


Ticket holders will also be able to attend O2 Academy from 5pm to see Buzzcocks, Bloc Party and Hooton Tennis Club.

Artists confirmed for BBC 6 Music Festival 2016:

Laura Marling
Roots Manuva
Primal Scream
Roni Size
Bob Mould
Mystery Jets
Roisin Murphy
Misty In Roots
John Grant
Ezra Furman
C Duncan
White Denim
Field Music
Kurt Vile
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Julia Holter
Everything Everything
Guy Garvey
Mount Kimbie
Matthew Herbert
Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve

Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Monday (January 25) from 10am. For more information visit

BBC Radio 6 Music will be broadcasting from the festival across the weekend. The station will air many of the performances live from Motion, Colston Hall, O2 Academy Bristol and Basement 45, with others recorded and aired in shows later in the week and on future dates.

Full sets from around 20 acts will be made available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days.