BBC 6 Music heads to Manchester: The National, Haim, Drenge & Metronomy to take part in station’s first festival in city

By Mancunian Matters staff

BBC radio station 6 Music has announced plans for a two-day festival in the city next month.

The station, which is broadcasting live from Manchester all day, has just announced the first three acts for the 6 Music Festival, which takes place at the Victoria Warehouse on February 28 and March 1.

Metronomy, Drenge, Haim and The National will all play the venue, which has also played host to The Warehouse Project in the last few months.

Doves’ frontman Jimi Goodwin, Luke Sital-Singh and Nick Mulvey have also been added to the 30-strong bill.

Morning show presenter Lauren Laverne, broadcasting live from Piccadilly Records in Oldham Street, is expected to announce further bands and DJs before 1pm.

BROADCASTING LIVE: Lauren Laverne at Piccadilly Records, Oldham Street

And Mancunian favourites Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, who broadcast their show from Salford’s MediaCityUk every afternoon, will add even more names to the bill between 1pm and 4pm.

MM will have further line-up details as they are announced.

Picture courtesy of Kmeron, with thanks.

Lauren Laverne picture courtesy of VictoriaWarehouse, with thanks.

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