London to host next year's BBC 6 Music Festival

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by David Prior

Camden is to host the 6 Music Festival in 2020.

The BBC station will take over some of the area's most iconic venues for the weekend, and many of its presenters will broadcast their shows live from the North London town.

The full line-up and venue details will be announced in Lauren Laverne’s show on Tuesday 21st January, with tickets going on sale on Friday 24th January.

Since it began in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has visited Manchester, Tyneside, Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool and has seen performances from artists including Anna Calvi, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Kate Tempest, Little Simz, Primal Scream and slowthai.

Paul Rodgers, Head of 6 Music, said: “I’m delighted that 6 Music is coming to Camden in March next year - it’s an area with so many musical stories to tell. I hope you’ll join us there for our annual celebration of the best alternative music - or tune in to the live broadcasts across BBC 6 Music, BBC Sounds, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.”

6 Music has a reach of 2.41m listeners according to the latest RAJAR figures.