The BBC 6 Music Festival made an immediate impact last night with sensational sold-out gigs taking place across the city. Killer sets from Goldfrapp, Sparks, Cate Le Bon, Dutch Uncles Ride and The Jesus and Mary Chain set the tone for what’s going to be an exciting weekend for music fans.
The main events took place at three of Glasgow’s finest venues: the 02 Academy, St Luke’s and the Barrowland Ballroom. The entertainment continues at those locations tonight, plus daytime talk events and performances at the Tramway and fringe events at bars and smaller concert
At St Luke’s we met people from across the UK and beyond who had made the trip to Glasgow to join in the celebration of music, and our city’s own music story. The Barrowlands crowd gave a very warm reception to East Kilbride’s finest, The Jesus and Mary Chain.
There are further local heroes joining proceedings today when Paul Buchanan from The Blue Nile, Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai, Emma Pollock and Happy Meals discuss making music in Glasgow.
Speaking about the decision to bring the 6 Music Festival to Glasgow, Head of 6 Music, Paul Rodgers, told Music Week ““Glasgow and Scotland as a whole has a wide musical history that is really deep, and we think really suits 6 Music, so it felt like an important place to go to. It’s got a brilliant arts scene, and the amount of venues in Glasgow is amazing. It’s a real ‘going out’ city. The venues are the right scale for the stuff we want to do there, plus we haven’t been to Scotland yet. And we get to do lots of work with BBC Scotland, that framework and partnership is very helpful in making this an all round success.”
You can watch videos of performances from last night here.
6 Music Festival Line-Up
Saturday By Night
BONOBO // SONGHOY BLUES // THUNDERCAT // LOYLE CARNER
THE SHINS // GRANDADDY // HONEYBLOOD
CAR SEAT HEADREST // THE LEMON TWIGS // HALEY BONAR // SACRED PAWS
Saturday By Day
SINKANE // TEMPLES // CRAIG CHARLES (DJ SET) // JOHN LYDON IN CONVERSATION WITH MARK RADCLIFFE // OPTIMO WORDS & MUSIC WITH NEMONE // MAKING MUSIC IN GLASGOW: PAUL BUCHANAN (THE BLUE NILE), STUART BRAITHWAITE (MOGWAI), EMMA POLLOCK, HAPPY MEALS // EDWYN COLLINS IN CONVERSATION WITH STUART MACONIE + ACOUSTIC SESSION // COMEDY WITH SHAUN KEAVENY: FERN BRADY, SCOTT GIBSON, LIMMY // BBC RADIO 5 LIVE’S FIGHTING TALK
OPTIMO // NIGHTWAVE // SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (DJ SET) // NAN KOLÈ (GQOM OH!) // DUSKY // JUNGLE (DJ SET) // ANDY BUTLER (HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR – DJ SET) // REBECCA VASHMANT // LINDSTRØM // MWX // K4CIE // FEMME FRESH // JUNGLEHUSSY
Sunday By Day
FATHER JOHN MISTY // THE WEDDING PRESENT // BALOJI // FOLK AT THE FESTIVAL WITH MARK RADCLIFFE : YORKSTON/THORNE/KHAN, KING CREOSOTE, JESCA HOOP, HOLLY MACVE // FILM SCREENING: LOST IN FRANCE + Q&A WITH NIALL MCCANN // THE PASTELS IN CONVERSATION WITH GIDEON COE // ANNA MEREDITH IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY ANNE HOBBS // SPOKEN WORD SESSIONS – LITERARY: IAN RANKIN WITH STUART MACONIE // SPOKEN WORD SESSIONS – POETRY: MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG, VICTORIA MCNULTY, KEVIN P GILDAY & CAT HEPBURN, KOBI ONYAME & RANSOM FA // BELLE & SEBASTIAN IN CONVERSATION WITH CERYS MATTHEWS
Sunday By Night
DEPECHE MODE // JAMES LAVELLE [UNKLE] (DJ SET)
BELLE & SEBASTIAN // WHITNEY // JULIA JACKLIN
ANNA MEREDITH // GAIKA // FOREST SWORDS // KADHJA BONET