Line-up and venues for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020 announced

This morning (Tuesday 21st January) on BBC Radio 6 Music, Lauren Laverne and Mary Anne Hobbs revealed the details and line-up of the 6 Music Festival 2020, which will take place in Camden, London, from Friday 6th March to Sunday 8th March.

The line-up features headline sets from: Michael Kiwanuka, Mike Skinner, Róisín Murphy, Kate Tempest, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sports Team, The Big Moon and KOKOROKO as well as performances from Anna Meredith, Black Country, New Road, black midi, Brittany Howard, EOB (Ed O’Brien) – who will be performing his debut European show at the 6 Music Festival, GAIKA, Ghostpoet, Greentea Peng, Hot 8 Brass Band, Jehnny Beth, Jordan Rakei, Kim Gordon, Kojey Radical, Melt Yourself DownNadine Shah, The Orielles, Robert Glasper, The Selecter, Squid, The Staves, Sudan Archives and Warmduscher.

Live music, Q & A sessions, DJ sets and more will take place across the weekend at some of Camden’s most popular venues: Roundhouse (main space & Sackler space), FEST Camden, Dingwalls and Electric Ballroom.

On Sunday 8th March, International Women’s Day, 6 Music Festival By Night will see an all-female line-up in the Roundhouse main space, including Kate Tempest, Kim Gordon, Anna Meredith, Jehnny Beth and Nadine Shah.

Paul Rodgers, Head of 6 Music, says: “I’m delighted that the 6 Music Festival will be bringing so many talented artists to Camden, to play in historic venues like the Roundhouse, FEST, Dingwalls and Electric Ballroom. We hope you’ll join us at a gig – or else enjoy a weekend of live music, celebration and fun on BBC 6 Music, BBC Sounds, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.”

Lauren Laverne says: “It’s a fantastic line-up in a brilliant location. I can’t wait to see the artists behind some of my favourite records of the past year – Brittany Howard, Michael Kiwanuka and Kate Tempest – as well as some of the brightest hopes for 2020 like Squid and The Orielles.”

Mary Anne Hobbs says: “Super-hot line-up in 2020, personally I’m excited to be DJing before Mike Skinner at Dingwalls. I’d always love to read the graffiti on the walls of the ladies loos, back in the 80s, it was just as pointed as the NME.”

On Thursday 5th March, Steve Lamacq will broadcast his show live from Dingwalls, including a special festival edition of Roundtable and a 6 Music Recommends night will follow, showcasing a selection of the stations favourite new music finds including Girl Band, Pongo and Ghum. Tickets will be available at and doors will be open from 6.30pm.

On Wednesday 4th March from 7pm, BBC Music Introducing will take over the Roundhouse, Sackler space. BBC Music Introducing’s Jess Iszatt and 6 Music’s Tom Robinson will host the evening and the line-up will feature Hak Baker, Beabadoobee and Sorry. Tickets will be available at

Full details including the artists performing By Day, By Night and at 6 Music Festival Late for each venue can be found at from today (Tuesday 21st January) or follow the #6musicfest hashtag on social media for information.


Tickets for each venue and each By Day, By Night and Late event will be sold separately and will be on sale from 10am, Friday 24th January. Full details plus terms and conditions can be found at


Thursday 5th March

Dingwalls: Girl Band, Pongo, Ghum


Friday 6th March

Dingwalls: Greentea Peng, GAIKA, Mary Anne Hobbs DJ set, Mike Skinner DJ set

Roundhouse main space: black midi, Brittany Howard, Michael Kiwanuka

Roundhouse Sackler space:  Black Country, New Road; Sports Team

FEST, Camden (6 Music Festival late): Norman Jay MBE, DJ Yoda, NemoneKelly Lee Owens

Saturday 7th March

Roundhouse main space: The Selecter, Kojey Radical, EOB (Ed O’Brien), Róisín Murphy

Roundhouse Sackler space: The Orielles, The Big Moon

Dingwalls (6 Music Festival Late): Planningtorock, Tom Ravenscroft, Jamz Supernova, ELKKA

Sunday 8th March

Electric Ballroom: Warmduscher, Squid, Bombay Bicycle Club

Roundhouse main space: International Women’s Day celebration – Nadine Shah, Jehnny Beth, Anna Meredith, Kim Gordon, Kate Tempest

Roundhouse Sackler space: Melt Yourself Down, KOKOROKO


The 6 Music Festival by Day is a celebration of live music and conversation. It takes place at Dingwalls and Fest on Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th March from 12pm – 6pm.

Saturday 7th March

Dingwalls: Jordan Rakei, Sudan Archives, Robert Glasper

FEST: 6 Music Festival In Conversation – more details will be announced in due course.

Sunday 8th March

Dingwalls: The Staves, Ghostpoet, Hot 8 Brass Band

FEST: 6 Music Festival In Conversation – more details will be announced in due course.


Wednesday 4th March

Roundhouse, Sackler Space: Hak Baker, Beabadoobee and Sorry


6 Music Festival will be broadcast on 6 Music and BBC Sounds across the weekend, with performances from Roundhouse, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom available to watch on the BBC iPlayer and at, with catch up for 30 days afterwards. 

BBC Four and the BBC Red Button will be bringing TV audiences highlights of the festival across the weekend, including many of the headline sets.

BBC Sounds

Curated music mixes will be available ahead of the show and you can listen back to live performances from the festival.


Since it began in 2014, the 6 Music Festival has taken place all over the UK, including in Manchester (2014), Tyneside (2015), Bristol (2016), Glasgow (2017), Belfast (2018) as part of BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, and Liverpool (2019) and has seen performances from artists such as Anna Calvi, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Kate Tempest, Little Simz, Primal Scream and slowthai.