2015 [6 Music]

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6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151005

In the first of our week of concerts from some of the best bands around, Lauren is joined by none other than Bloc Party. 6 Music Live has been coming to Maida Vale since 2012, with the likes of Richard Hawley, Underworld, Foals, Paul Weller and Goldfrapp all playing for your lunch-time listening pleasure. And this year, we begin with none other than the returning Bloc Party. This is the first gig they've done in the UK since their line up change, and Kele is no stranger to Maida Vale; there are photos of him lining the corridors. Following his second solo record - released earlier this year - and with a new album due shortly, Kele Okereke and band will no doubt be showering us with some brand new, unheard music as well as some of the classics. Remember, you can listen live on 6, or watch on BBC Red Button on your TV.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151005

In the first of our week of concerts from some of the best bands around, Lauren is joined by none other than Bloc Party. 6 Music Live has been coming to Maida Vale since 2012, with the likes of Richard Hawley, Underworld, Foals, Paul Weller and Goldfrapp all playing for your lunch-time listening pleasure. And this year, we begin with none other than the returning Bloc Party. This is the first gig they've done in the UK since their line up change, and Kele is no stranger to Maida Vale; there are photos of him lining the corridors. Following his second solo record - released earlier this year - and with a new album due shortly, Kele Okereke and band will no doubt be showering us with some brand new, unheard music as well as some of the classics. Remember, you can listen live on 6, or watch on BBC Red Button on your TV.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151006

In the second day of our week long stint at Maida Vale, we're joined by the very on-form Leftfield. Leftfield have been with us for 20 years now, as debut Leftism was released in 1995. Voted as one of the greatest dance albums of all time by fellow musicians and DJs, it was followed in 1999 with Rhythm and Stealth. And now in 2015, we were presented with Alternative Light Source. They like to leave long gaps between albums, but this has been a huge year for Neil Barnes of Leftfield. The album is bound to appear in many end of year 'Best Of' lists and we're very excited to be bringing them to you on 6, and available to watch on the BBC Red Button. Expect big sounds, big screens, and special guests.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151006

In the second day of our week long stint at Maida Vale, we're joined by the very on-form Leftfield. Leftfield have been with us for 20 years now, as debut Leftism was released in 1995. Voted as one of the greatest dance albums of all time by fellow musicians and DJs, it was followed in 1999 with Rhythm and Stealth. And now in 2015, we were presented with Alternative Light Source. They like to leave long gaps between albums, but this has been a huge year for Neil Barnes of Leftfield. The album is bound to appear in many end of year 'Best Of' lists and we're very excited to be bringing them to you on 6, and available to watch on the BBC Red Button. Expect big sounds, big screens, and special guests.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151007

So we've hit the midway point in our week long run of shows, coming to you live from Maida Vale. Today, we're joined by the wonderful sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, better known as The Staves. If you're after some mid-week wist, then this is certainly the place. Their second album If I Was, was released in back in March, and was produced by none other than Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. A true seal of quality if ever there was one. And you know you've had a good year when you've been supporting Florence + The Machine on tour. Catch the spectacle on BBC Red Button and iPlayer, or pay closer attention to those harmonies on your radio.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151007

So we've hit the midway point in our week long run of shows, coming to you live from Maida Vale. Today, we're joined by the wonderful sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, better known as The Staves. If you're after some mid-week wist, then this is certainly the place. Their second album If I Was, was released in back in March, and was produced by none other than Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. A true seal of quality if ever there was one. And you know you've had a good year when you've been supporting Florence + The Machine on tour. Catch the spectacle on BBC Red Button and iPlayer, or pay closer attention to those harmonies on your radio.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151008

6 Music Live rolls on to day 4, and today Lauren is joined Maida Vale by other than Mercury Rev. No strangers to the historical corridors of Maida Vale, they've played no less than four John Peel sessions; the first one being back in 1991. We're extremely fortunate to be bringing you live renditions of tracks, both new and classic, from Jonathan Donahue, Grasshopper and the boys. Their 8th album The Light In You has been described as reflecting the core relationship between Jonathan and Grasshopper, best friends since they were teenagers, who accompanied each other through the musical changes, band fractures and breakthroughs that has marked Mercury Rev's career since they emerged with Yerself Is Steam in 1991. And no doubt we'll be hearing again from Mr Shaun Keaveny, who'll be taking a stroll around said corridors. Catch it on 6, BBC Red Button and iPlayer.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151008

6 Music Live rolls on to day 4, and today Lauren is joined Maida Vale by other than Mercury Rev. No strangers to the historical corridors of Maida Vale, they've played no less than four John Peel sessions; the first one being back in 1991. We're extremely fortunate to be bringing you live renditions of tracks, both new and classic, from Jonathan Donahue, Grasshopper and the boys. Their 8th album The Light In You has been described as reflecting the core relationship between Jonathan and Grasshopper, best friends since they were teenagers, who accompanied each other through the musical changes, band fractures and breakthroughs that has marked Mercury Rev's career since they emerged with Yerself Is Steam in 1991. And no doubt we'll be hearing again from Mr Shaun Keaveny, who'll be taking a stroll around said corridors. Catch it on 6, BBC Red Button and iPlayer.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151009

In this final 6 Music Live show from Maida Vale, Lauren joined by the one and only New Order. From Joy Division sessions in 1979, to New Order gigs in 1998, Maida Vale has played an important role in the rise of Bernard Sumner and Co. Now celebrating the release of their tenth album Music Complete, we can expect a fair few classics from the band, who have quite the catalogue to draw from, as well as new cuts that will cement their place as one of the most important acts to come out of not only the north west...but the UK. Shaun Keaveny will also be joining us to ask some of the important questions you could ask band. Plus we all know that Mr Sumner can be pretty mischievous, so we look forward to seeing and hearing what's up their sleeve. Join us on online, on the iPlayer, and on BBC Red Button.

6 Music Live At Maida Vale20151009

In this final 6 Music Live show from Maida Vale, Lauren joined by the one and only New Order. From Joy Division sessions in 1979, to New Order gigs in 1998, Maida Vale has played an important role in the rise of Bernard Sumner and Co. Now celebrating the release of their tenth album Music Complete, we can expect a fair few classics from the band, who have quite the catalogue to draw from, as well as new cuts that will cement their place as one of the most important acts to come out of not only the north west...but the UK. Shaun Keaveny will also be joining us to ask some of the important questions you could ask band. Plus we all know that Mr Sumner can be pretty mischievous, so we look forward to seeing and hearing what's up their sleeve. Join us on online, on the iPlayer, and on BBC Red Button.

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Stuart broadcasts live from the Festival with music from headliners Florence and The Machine, as well as Hot Chip, Caribou, Jamie XX, Florence and Super Furry Animals.

Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Stuart Maconie, and Lauren Laverne pick 6 acts they're most looking forward to seeing over the weekend.

Steve broadcasts live from the Glastonbury Festival 2015 - with guests Billy Bragg and Frank Turner performing live. Don Letts goes back to back with Mungo's HiFi in a special soundclash. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke speaks about the Cabaret Tent, Catfish and the Bottlemen chat to Steve straight from their performance on The Other Stage, and Motorhead perform live on The Pyramid stage.

Lauren comes live from Worthy Farm on the first day of Glastonbury 2015. Bringing you a different side to the festival, Lauren will be broadcasting live as she walks the full length of the historic Old Railway Line which runs from the south east corner of the site to the west. Taking in Shangri-La, the Green Fields and much as she goes, she will be joined along the way by guests including Emily Eavis and Leon Bridges.

Plus Matt Everitt will be offering up music news as it happens, and we'll bring you the best of the stages so far as the weekend of live music begins.

Part of BBC at Glastonbury 2015 on radio, tv and at www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

Chris Hawkins looks back on Glastonbury in the 1990s, from Britpop to Johnny Cash.

While this year's festival takes place on Worthy Farm, Chris Hawkins looks back at the history of Glastonbury and introduces performances from decades past.

Tonight he rewinds to the 90s, with performances from the Orb Feat Steve Hillage (1991), Suede (1993), Blur (1994), Johnny Cash (1994), Jeff Buckley (1995), Oasis (1995), Pulp (1995) and Joe Strummer (1999).

Tomorrow Chris looks back at memorable Glastonbury sets from the 2000s.

Glastonbury20150626

While this year's festival takes place on Worthy Farm, Chris Hawkins looks back at the history of Glastonbury and introduces performances from decades past.

Tonight he rewinds to the 90s, with performances from the Orb Feat Steve Hillage (1991), Suede (1993), Blur (1994), Johnny Cash (1994), Jeff Buckley (1995), Oasis (1995), Pulp (1995) and Joe Strummer (1999).

Tomorrow Chris looks back at memorable Glastonbury sets from the 2000s.

Stuart broadcasts live from the Festival with music from headliners Florence and The Machine, as well as Hot Chip, Caribou, Jamie XX, Florence and Super Furry Animals.

Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Stuart Maconie, and Lauren Laverne pick 6 acts they're most looking forward to seeing over the weekend.

Steve broadcasts live from the Glastonbury Festival 2015 - with guests Billy Bragg and Frank Turner performing live. Don Letts goes back to back with Mungo's HiFi in a special soundclash. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke speaks about the Cabaret Tent, Catfish and the Bottlemen chat to Steve straight from their performance on The Other Stage, and Motorhead perform live on The Pyramid stage.

Lauren comes live from Worthy Farm on the first day of Glastonbury 2015. Bringing you a different side to the festival, Lauren will be broadcasting live as she walks the full length of the historic Old Railway Line which runs from the south east corner of the site to the west. Taking in Shangri-La, the Green Fields and much as she goes, she will be joined along the way by guests including Emily Eavis and Leon Bridges.

Plus Matt Everitt will be offering up music news as it happens, and we'll bring you the best of the stages so far as the weekend of live music begins.

Part of BBC at Glastonbury 2015 on radio, tv and at www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

Chris Hawkins looks back on Glastonbury in the 1990s, from Britpop to Johnny Cash.

Glastonbury20150627

Stuart presents live music from the festival, including Spiritualized, John Hopkins, La Roux, Suede, Kanye West and Mavis Staples.

Steve broadcasts live from the Glastonbury Festival 2015 - with guests Kate Tempest, Nadine Shah both of whom are playing the festival. Steve will be based in The Park area, and visiting Strummerville. There will be live music from Father John Misty, The Maccabees and Mavis Staples.

Lauren comes live from Worthy Farm on the second day of Glastonbury 2015. With guests including Father John Misty, Lauren will also bring you the best of the live sets from across six of the festival's stages so far.

Plus 6Music's own Matt Everitt will be offering up music news from across Worthy Farm as it happens.

Part of BBC at Glastonbury 2015 on radio, tv and at www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

Chris Hawkins continues his Glastonbury look back with performances from the noughties.

Chris Hawkins continues his look back at the Glastonbury through some of its most memorable performances. Tonight he reaches the noughties and introduces Coldplay (2002), REM (2003), Radiohead (2003), Morrissey (2004), The Killers (2004), The Tears (2005), The White Stripes (2005), Amy Whinehouse (2007), Lilly Allen with The Specials (2007) and The Who's first appearance on a rainy night in 2007.

Glastonbury20150627

Stuart presents live music from the festival, including Spiritualized, John Hopkins, La Roux, Suede, Kanye West and Mavis Staples.

Steve broadcasts live from the Glastonbury Festival 2015 - with guests Kate Tempest, Nadine Shah both of whom are playing the festival. Steve will be based in The Park area, and visiting Strummerville. There will be live music from Father John Misty, The Maccabees and Mavis Staples.

Lauren comes live from Worthy Farm on the second day of Glastonbury 2015. With guests including Father John Misty, Lauren will also bring you the best of the live sets from across six of the festival's stages so far.

Plus 6Music's own Matt Everitt will be offering up music news from across Worthy Farm as it happens.

Part of BBC at Glastonbury 2015 on radio, tv and at www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

Chris Hawkins continues his look back at the Glastonbury through some of its most memorable performances. Tonight he reaches the noughties and introduces Coldplay (2002), REM (2003), Radiohead (2003), Morrissey (2004), The Killers (2004), The Tears (2005), The White Stripes (2005), Amy Whinehouse (2007), Lilly Allen with The Specials (2007) and The Who's first appearance on a rainy night in 2007.

Chris Hawkins continues his Glastonbury look back with performances from the noughties.

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Steve hosts the final broadcast from the Glastonbury Festival 2015. There's live music from The Who's headline set on The Pyramid Stage, The Chemical Brothers on The Other stage and FFS on The John Peel Stage.

Stuart presents live music from the festival, including The Who, Paul Weller, Death Cab For Cutie, Belle and Sebastian, FKA Twigs and Jamie T.

Cerys Matthews returns to Worthy Farm for the 2015 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

This year's headliners are Florence and The Machine, Kanye West and The Who, with an array of globe-spanning talent cropping up in over 2,000 performances, and including some show favourites like Courtney Barnett, Songhoy Blues and The Unthanks.

Cerys will be catching up on some of the finest festival action so far, with musical highlights, a live session or two, and backstage news.

Chris Hawkins concludes his look back on Glastonbury history.

Chris Hawkins concludes his look back at the Glastonbury festival through some of its memorable performances. Tonight he introduces The Gossip (2008), Duffy (2008), Hot Chip (2008), The Horrors (2009), Noah and the Whale (2009), Gorillaz (2010), Stevie Wonder (2010), Ray Davies (2010), Paul Simon (2011) and Elbow (2011).

Glastonbury20150628

Stuart presents live music from the festival, including The Who, Paul Weller, Death Cab For Cutie, Belle and Sebastian, FKA Twigs and Jamie T.

Steve hosts the final broadcast from the Glastonbury Festival 2015. There's live music from The Who's headline set on The Pyramid Stage, The Chemical Brothers on The Other stage and FFS on The John Peel Stage.

Chris Hawkins concludes his look back on Glastonbury history.

Chris Hawkins concludes his look back at the Glastonbury festival through some of its memorable performances. Tonight he introduces The Gossip (2008), Duffy (2008), Hot Chip (2008), The Horrors (2009), Noah and the Whale (2009), Gorillaz (2010), Stevie Wonder (2010), Ray Davies (2010), Paul Simon (2011) and Elbow (2011).

Cerys Matthews returns to Worthy Farm for the 2015 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

This year's headliners are Florence and The Machine, Kanye West and The Who, with an array of globe-spanning talent cropping up in over 2,000 performances, and including some show favourites like Courtney Barnett, Songhoy Blues and The Unthanks.

Cerys will be catching up on some of the finest festival action so far, with musical highlights, a live session or two, and backstage news.

The 6 Music Festival20150201

Sleater-Kinney are acclaimed trio-Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss who formed in Olympia, WA in 1994 setting a new bar for punk's political insight and emotional impact. The band released seven albums culminating in The Woods in 2006 which saw the band hailed as America's best rock band by Time Magazine. But in the same year decided to go on indefinite hiatus.

A decade on the band are revered as true innovators, America's last truly great punk band, a band who never really got the success they deserved at the time.

Carrie and Corrin tell the story of Sleater-Kinney, from their early days of the '90s Pacific Northwest Riot grrrl scene where their distinctive sound was born, to stadium gigs supporting Pearl Jam, their decision to stop in 2006 to pursue other outlets, and their hotly anticipated return with their first new album for ten years.

With contributions from their long time producer John Goodmanson, Dave Fridmann and The Cribs. The Story of Sleater-Kinney is about a band who dared to rip up the rule book and stay true to their art and politics without compromise, a band who haven't been replicated or replaced, a band who inspired a generation.

The 6 Music Festival20150201

Sleater-Kinney are acclaimed trio-Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss who formed in Olympia, WA in 1994 setting a new bar for punk's political insight and emotional impact. The band released seven albums culminating in The Woods in 2006 which saw the band hailed as America's best rock band by Time Magazine. But in the same year decided to go on indefinite hiatus.

A decade on the band are revered as true innovators, America's last truly great punk band, a band who never really got the success they deserved at the time.

Carrie and Corrin tell the story of Sleater-Kinney, from their early days of the '90s Pacific Northwest Riot grrrl scene where their distinctive sound was born, to stadium gigs supporting Pearl Jam, their decision to stop in 2006 to pursue other outlets, and their hotly anticipated return with their first new album for ten years.

With contributions from their long time producer John Goodmanson, Dave Fridmann and The Cribs. The Story of Sleater-Kinney is about a band who dared to rip up the rule book and stay true to their art and politics without compromise, a band who haven't been replicated or replaced, a band who inspired a generation.

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Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Stuart Braithwaite of the band about their career to date, with contributions from Gruff Rhys, Clint Mansell and journalist Jane Graham.

They move through his early influences and how the success of fellow Scottish bands such as Jesus And Mary Chain and Primal Scream really helped give them confidence. They discuss how the band create their music and why there are very few vocals. Mary Anne asks about John Peel who was a key player in their early career, they discuss just how important sessions and records of the week use to be before moving into talking about their more recent soundtrack work. Live performance is at the heart of what the band do, and they discuss why this is so important.

First broadcast in 2015.

The 6 Music Festival2015020820170323 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Stuart Braithwaite of the band about their career to date, with contributions from Gruff Rhys, Clint Mansell and journalist Jane Graham.

They move through his early influences and how the success of fellow Scottish bands such as Jesus And Mary Chain and Primal Scream really helped give them confidence. They discuss how the band create their music and why there are very few vocals. Mary Anne asks about John Peel who was a key player in their early career, they discuss just how important sessions and records of the week use to be before moving into talking about their more recent soundtrack work. Live performance is at the heart of what the band do, and they discuss why this is so important.

First broadcast in 2015.

As they celebrate their 20th year together, Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Stuart Braithwaite of the band about their career to date, with contributions from Gruff Rhys, Clint Mansell and journalist Jane Graham.

They move through his early influences and how the success of fellow Scottish bands such as Jesus And Mary Chain and Primal Scream really helped give them confidence. They discuss how the band create their music and why there are very few vocals. Mary Anne asks about John Peel who was a key player in their early career, they discuss just how important sessions and records of the week use to be before moving into talking about their more recent soundtrack work. Live performance is at the heart of what the band do, and they discuss why this is so important.

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Mark E Smith discusses life at the helm of one of Britain's most respected bands, the Fall

Ahead of the Fall's appearance at the Glastonbury, another chance to hear Mark E Smith talking to 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker about his thirty nine years at the helm of one of Britain's most respected bands. With contributions from the Bard of Salford, poet John Cooper Clarke, who first performed with The Fall in 1977, John Leckie, who produced three of their key 1980s albums, writer Mick Middles, who wrote a biography of The Fall with Mark E Smith, Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and Lias Saudi from 'Fall heirs' Fat White Family. Mark talks about his love of avant garde classical music, science fiction writer Philip K Dick and how Danny Baker helped to get the group their first record deal.

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Mark E Smith discusses life at the helm of one of Britain's most respected bands, the Fall

Ahead of their appearance at the 6 Music Festival Mark E Smith talks to 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker about his thirty nine years at the helm of one of Britain's most respected bands, The Fall. With contributions from the Bard of Salford, poet John Cooper Clarke, who first performed with The Fall in 1977, John Leckie, who produced three of their key 1980s albums, writer Mick Middles, who wrote a biography of The Fall with Mark E Smith, Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and Lias Saudi from 'Fall heirs' Fat White Family. Mark talks about his love of avant garde classical music, science fiction writer Philip K Dick and how Danny Baker helped to get the group their first record deal.

Ahead of the Fall's appearance at the Glastonbury, another chance to hear Mark E Smith talking to 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker about his thirty nine years at the helm of one of Britain's most respected bands. With contributions from the Bard of Salford, poet John Cooper Clarke, who first performed with The Fall in 1977, John Leckie, who produced three of their key 1980s albums, writer Mick Middles, who wrote a biography of The Fall with Mark E Smith, Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and Lias Saudi from 'Fall heirs' Fat White Family. Mark talks about his love of avant garde classical music, science fiction writer Philip K Dick and how Danny Baker helped to get the group their first record deal.

The 6 Music Festival20150220

Tom is live at the Newcastle Academy, ready to capture Tyneside vibes, backstage excitement, and great music from the opening night of the 6 Music Festival.

Right in the thick of the action, Tom will be poised to grab musicians from Friday night's line-up, either pre or post-set. And you can expect some great live music, as it happens, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Philadelphia's War on Drugs are the opening act, fresh from topping 6 Music's list of the Albums of 2014. They are followed by the all-female punk rock trio Sleater-Kinney, who are making their first UK live appearance in almost ten years.

Noted New Yorkers Interpol are the penultimate act, and Glasgow's very own Mogwai headline Friday night, as they celebrate their 20th year together.

Steve Lamacq is in BBC Newcastle, as the countdown to the first live act of the 6 Music Festival begins. He will be chatting to some of the performers taking to the stage at the Newcastle Academy for opening night.

Philadelphia's War on Drugs are the opening act, fresh from topping 6 Music's list of the Albums of 2014. They are followed by the all-female punk rock trio Sleater-Kinney, who are making their first UK live appearance in almost ten years.

Noted New Yorkers Interpol are the penultimate act, and Glasgow's very own Mogwai headline Friday night, as they celebrate their 20th year together.

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are broadcasting live from BBC Radio Newcastle in the build-up to the 6 Music Festival.

The pair will be chatting to some of the performers taking to the stage at the Newcastle Academy for the opening night of the 6 Music Festival 2015.

Philadelphia's War on Drugs are the opening act, fresh from topping 6 Music's list of the Albums of 2014. They are followed by the all-female punk rock trio Sleater-Kinney, making their first UK live appearance in almost ten years.

Noted New Yorkers Interpol are the penultimate act, and Glasgow's very own Mogwai headline Friday night, as they celebrate their 20th year together.

In addition to all this pre-gig excitement, you'll be treated to The Chain and Teatime Themetime as your chance to get involved in this afternoon's delight.

Gid and The Hawk are live at Newcastle Academy, offering post-gig analysis and highlights, in the afterglow of the first day of the 6 Music Festival.

A selection of live tracks from War on Drugs, Sleater-Kinney, Interpol and Mogwai, will be mixed up with backstage news, and next day excitement!

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Tom Robinson picks up the broadcasting baton, as the 6 Music Festival continues in the Sage Gateahead. The show features interviews and live music from Hot Chip, Jungle, Kate Tempest and Royal Blood.

The evening's entertainment is spread across four venues, with fifteen different bands and four DJs. Newcastle natives Maximo Park open the evening in the biggest venue, Hall 1. From there, there will be live music galore from The Fall, Kate Tempest, Royal Blood and Hot Chip. The venue's Concourse will host a special collaboration between Kate Tempest and Eliza McCarthy, who are then followed by Villagers, Simian Mobile Disco, Jungle and Gruff Rhys.

Hall 2 is headlined by West Yorkshire's The Cribs, and the diverse line-up includes Ghostpoet, former Fleet Fox Father John Misty, Ibibio Sound Machine, and Django Django. Finally, Craig Charles will have the talcum powder at the ready, as he hosts a Northern Soul spectacular in Hall 2, featuring Stuart Maconie, Ade Croasdell, and Richard Searling.

moves to the Sage, as the Saturday night music begins. Steve Lamacq and Mark Radcliffe are on-hand to capture standout performances and backstage interviews, as they broadcast live from the Gateshead venue.

The evening's entertainment is spread across four venues, with fifteen different bands and four DJs. Newcastle natives Maximo Park open the evening in the biggest venue, Hall 1. From there, there will be live music galore from The Fall, Kate Tempest, Royal Blood and Hot Chip. The venue's Concourse will host a special collaboration between Kate Tempest and Eliza McCarthy, who are then followed by Villagers, Simian Mobile Disco, Jungle and Gruff Rhys.

Hall 2 is headlined by West Yorkshire's The Cribs, and the diverse line-up includes Ghostpoet, former Fleet Fox Father John Misty, Ibibio Sound Machine, and Django Django. Finally, Craig Charles will have the talcum powder at the ready, as he hosts a Northern Soul spectacular in Hall 2, featuring Stuart Maconie, Ade Croasdell, and Richard Searling.

Marc Riley and Tom Ravenscroft - kindred spirits with a shared love for noisy bands and new musical finds - broadcast live from the 6 Music Festival By Day in Newcastle's Ouseburn district.

The entertainment on offer at Ouseburn throughout the day will embrace live music, intelligent conversation, film, spoken word and comedy - all spread across four different venues. But this particular show will focus on the noisy activity in Cluny 1.

The musical line-up features Girl Band, Slaves, Wave Pictures, Joanna Gruesome, Slug, Wytches, Fat White Family and The Pop Group.

Lauren Laverne and Stuart Maconie pick up the broadcasting baton, as the 6 Music Festival By Day coverage continues.

They are broadcasting live from Newcastle's Ouseburn district, which has been called the city's "beating art." Embracing noisy bands, intelligent conversation, film, spoken word and comedy, the daytime festival line-up is spread across four different venues.

Cluny 1 will host the aforementioned noisy bands, including Girl Band, Joanna Gruesome and Fat White Family; Cluny 2 is the home of conversation with guests including Bryan Ferry, Hot Chip, Gang of Four's Andy Gill, Royal Blood, and Wire's Colin Newman.

The Cumberland Arms has a diverse and folky vibe, with music from Marika Hackman, Songhoy Blues, Moulettes, Kings of the South Seas, Stornoway, and Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy paired up in conversation.

And the entertainment at The Star and Shadow will range from the sublime (poets John Cooper Clarke and Murray Lachlan Young, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn, a discussion about music-making in the North East; and music documentaries curated by Don Letts) to the brilliantly ridiculous (comedy and a special edition of The First Time with the renowned musician, and sometime Breakfast DJ, Shaun W. Keaveny!).

Huey pairs up with Mary Anne for a special show live from the 6 Music Festival. They will reflect on last night's entertainment and chat to an array of daytime performers.

Today it's a double whammy, with a whole host of 6 Music Festival By Day entertainment live from Newcastle's Ouseburn district, which has been called the city's "beating art." Huey and Mary Anne are broadcasting live from Ouseburn, poised to catch up with some of the performers and to play some choice highlights.

Embracing noisy bands, intelligent conversation, film, spoken word and comedy, the daytime line-up is spread across four different venues.

Cluny 1 will host the aforementioned noisy bands, including Girl Band, Joanna Gruesome and Fat White Family; Cluny 2 is the home of conversation with guests including Bryan Ferry, Hot Chip, Gang of Four's Andy Gill, Royal Blood, and Wire's Colin Newman.

The Cumberland Arms has a diverse and folky vibe, with music from Marika Hackman, Songhoy Blues, Moulettes, Kings of the South Seas, Stornoway, and Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy paired up in conversation.

And the entertainment at The Star and Shadow will range from the sublime (poets John Cooper Clarke and Murray Lachlan Young, Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn, a discussion about music-making in the North East featuring Beth Jeans Houghton, Maximo Park's Paul Smith, The Futureheads' Ross Millard, and David Brewis from Field Music; and music documentaries curated by Don Letts) to the brilliantly ridiculous (comedy and a special edition of The First Time with the renowned musician, and sometime Breakfast DJ, Shaun W. Keaveny!).

Breakfast host Shaun Keaveny experiences life at the other end of the schedule as he and Gideon Coe wrap up the live coverage of Saturday night at the 6 Music Festival. Taking to the airwaves, as the headliners complete sell-out sets at the Sage, expect live highlights and some post-gig commentaries.

The evening's entertainment is spread across four venues, with fifteen different bands and four DJs.. Newcastle natives Maximo Park open the evening in the biggest venue, Hall 1. From there, there will be live music galore from The Fall, Kate Tempest, Royal Blood and Hot Chip. The venue's Concourse will host a special collaboration between Kate Tempest and Eliza McCarthy, who are then followed by Villagers, Simian Mobile Disco, Jungle and Gruff Rhys.

Hall 2 is headlined by West Yorkshire's The Cribs, and the diverse line-up includes Ghostpoet, former Fleet Fox Father John Misty, Ibibio Sound Machine, and Django Django. Finally, Craig Charles will have the talcum powder at the ready, as he hosts a Northern Soul spectacular in Hall 2, featuring Stuart Maconie, Ade Croasdell, and Richard Searling.

As dawn breaks on day two of the 6 Music Festival, Liz broadcasts live from BBC Newcastle. She'll be reflecting on last night's excitement, and getting ready for an even richer mix of entertainment.

Today it's a double whammy, with a whole host of 6 Music Festival By Day entertainment live from Newcastle's Ouseburn district, which has been called the city's "beating art." Embracing noisy bands, intelligent conversation, film, spoken word and comedy, the daytime line-up is spread across four different venues.

Cluny 1 will host the aforementioned noisy bands, including Girl Band, Joanna Gruesome and Fat White Family; Cluny 2 is the home of conversation with guests including Bryan Ferry, Hot Chip, Gang of Four's Andy Gill, Royal Blood, and Wire's Colin Newman.

The Cumberland Arms has a diverse and folky vibe, with music from Marika Hackman, Songhoy Blues, Moulettes, Kings of the South Seas, Stornoway, and Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy paired up in conversation.

And the entertainment at The Star and Shadow will range from the sublime (poets John Cooper Clarke and Murray Lachlan Young, Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn, a discussion about music-making in the North East featuring Beth Jeans Houghton, Maximo Park's Paul Smith, The Futureheads' Ross Millard, and David Brewis from Field Music; and music documentaries curated by Don Letts) to the brilliantly ridiculous (comedy and a special edition of The First Time with the renowned musician, and sometime Breakfast DJ, Shaun W. Keaveny!).

6 Music's Saturday superstars, Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles begin to turn up the temperature, as the sun sets and the festival's evening entertainment draws near.

Live from Ouseburn, they'll reflect on any choice moments from the day, and look ahead to the live music on offer at the Sage, and their own dancefloor takeovers.

Craig is taking over Hall 3 at the Sage Gateshead, with some Northern Soul tunes to get Tyneside toes tapping. The DJs appearing alongside Mr Charles include Ade Croasdell, Richard Searling, and 6 Music's own Stuart Maconie.

And Gilles is taking his diverse, marvellous music to the 6 Music Festival Late celebrations at the Boiler Shop, where he'll be spinning tunes alongside Mary Anne Hobbs, Four Tet and Jamie XX.

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With the 6 Music Festival 2015 coming to Tyneside, our very own Sunderland-born Lauren Laverne takes a look at the musical heritage of the north east to find out just what makes the spirit of the region so unique. The north east is home to acclaimed artists such as Bryan Ferry, Dire Straits, Sting, The Animals, and AC/DC's Brian Johnson. And how could we forget Lindisfarne, of which Ray and Bill from the band give us a tour of their north east. Historically, it's attracted the biggest names to the area - Jimi Hendrix found his manager, and fame, there, with rumours that he busked on the streets, Nirvana played their first gig outside of the U.S. in Newcastle's Riverside, The Yardbirds became Led Zeppelin one historic night at the Mayfair Ballroom, and TV programme The Tube invited the biggest names in music to the city for its weekly Friday evening show. Kitchenware records gave the world Prefab Sprout, the folk movement gave the region its very own instrument and the home of Black Metal was indirectly inspired by Velvet Underground.

Today, the north east is a post-industrial area enjoying a musical and creative surge. With artists like Maximo Park, Field Music, Beth Jeans Houghton, The Futureheads, and Nadine Shah having shone a new musical light on their native home, the musical spirit of the region is in good hands. Join Lauren Laverne as she tells the musical story of the host region to 2015's 6 Music Festival. And hear her talk abut being in Kenickie, what her dad says about playing with Hendrix, and who lent her 20p one night at The Riverside?

Tom Ravenscroft picks up the broadcasting baton, ready to capture the best live music moments from the 6 Music Festival By Night.

He's live from the Sage, in Gateshead, where the 6 Music Festival By Night is spread across four venues with fifteen different acts, and five DJs. Brighton-based rockers British Sea Power kick things off in the biggest venue, Hall 1, and are followed by Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry, Jamie T, and The Charlatans.

Scottish folk star King Creosote is the first act playing on the venue's Concourse, which will also see sets from Wire, the Mercury-winning Young Fathers, Public Service Broadcasting, while Jon Hopkins is in charge of a dance-fuelled finale.

The Sage's Hall 2 will see performances from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lonelady, Glass Animals, Teleman and a headline set from The Maccabees. Finally, Nemone is bringing the party to Hall 3, with DJ sets from Rob Da Bank, DJ Yoda, Richy Ahmed and Daniel Avery.

returns to the Sage, as Sunday evening's entertainment begins. Lammo and Mary Anne are on-hand to capture the standout performances, and backstage news, as they broadcast live from the Gateshead venue.

The evening's entertainment is spread across four venues with fifteen different acts, and five DJs. Brighton-based rockers British Sea Power kick things off in the biggest venue, Hall 1, and are followed by Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry, Jamie T, and The Charlatans.

Scottish folk star King Creosote is the first act playing on the venue's Concourse, which will also see sets from Wire, the Mercury-winning Young Fathers, Public Service Broadcasting, while Jon Hopkins is in charge of a dance-fuelled finale.

The Sage's Hall 2 will see performances from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lonelady, Glass Animals, Teleman and a headline set from The Maccabees. Finally, Nemone is bringing the party to Hall 3, with DJ sets from Rob Da Bank, DJ Yoda, Richy Ahmed and Daniel Avery.

Nemone kicks off Day Three of the 6 Music Festival, broadcasting live from BBC Newcastle. She'll be catching up on some of the finest festival action so far, with musical highlights and backstage news.

She will also preview some of the entertainment still to come. Sunday sees another double-dose of cultural activity in Tyneside, with the 6 Music Festival By Day taking over the impressive surroundings of The Boiler Shop, Newcastle - birthplace of Robert Stephenson's Rocket.

Beth Jeans Houghton - who hails from Newcastle-upon-Tyne - kicks off the day's entertainment performing in her new outfit Du Blonde. She will be followed by Tim Burgess in conversation with Cerys Matthews; Guy Garvey will muse on the art of songwriting; Stuart Maconie is celebrating Northern Soul with like-minded enthusiasts; and the live-looping, beat-boxer Beardyman is going to create an album in an hour.

Steve Lamacq will catch up with the Supergrass singer-turned-solo-artist Gaz Coombes, ahead of his performance at the Sage; and there will be further musical performances from Wolf Alice and a host of BBC Introducing acts (including Hyde and Beast and Woman's Hour).

Lauren and Shaun continue the 6 Music Festival coverage, broadcasting from Newcastle's Boiler Shop, with live entertainment, weekend highlights, and a preview of the night ahead.

The 6 Music Festival By Day line-up includes Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Beth Jeans Houghton; Guy Garvey musing on the art of songwriting; Stuart Maconie's celebration of Northern Soul; and the live-looping, beat-boxer Beardyman. Steve himself, will be chatting to Supergrass singer-turned-solo-artist Gaz Coombes; and there will be further musical performances from Wolf Alice and a host of BBC Introducing acts (including Hyde and Beast and Woman's Hour).

After dark, the action is moving back to the Sage, in Gateshead, where the 6 Music Festival By Night is spread across four venues with fifteen different acts, and five DJs. Brighton-based rockers British Sea Power kick things off in the biggest venue, Hall 1, and are followed by Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry, Jamie T, and The Charlatans.

Scottish folk star King Creosote is the first act playing on the venue's Concourse, which will also see sets from Wire, the Mercury-winning Young Fathers, Public Service Broadcasting, while Jon Hopkins is in charge of the dance-fuelled finale.

The Sage's Hall 2 will see performances from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lonelady, Glass Animals, Teleman and a headline set from The Maccabees. Finally, Nemone is bringing the party to Hall 3, with DJ sets from Rob Da Bank, DJ Yoda, Richy Ahmed and Daniel Avery.

Cerys Matthews presents the first of two live shows from the midst of the 6 Music Festival By Day, at The Boiler Shop, Newcastle - the birthplace of Robert Stephenson's Rocket.

She catches up with Tim Burgess - singer-songwriter, author, record label boss, and coffee enthusiast - who will be headlining Sunday evening, at the Sage. The pair, who met whilst on separate musical pilgrimages to Nashville, will talk about their shared love of country music. They will also discuss The Charlatans' remarkable renaissance, which has followed the tragic loss of drummer Jon Brookes, and has been cemented with their critically-acclaimed new album Modern Nature.

Cerys will also chat to Songhoy Blues, who she has championed for ages and finally gets to interview, following their own performance at the festival on Saturday. This group of young musicians, from the Songhoy ethnic group, were displaced from their native Gao to the Malian capital of Bamako. After gaining recognition through Damon Albarn's Africa Express project, they now release their own album.

The show will also showcase some live highlights from the festival so far, and celebrate the music - and musicians - of Tyneside with Cerys' usual genre-spanning selection of beautiful tunes.

After an epic weekend - featuring fifty live acts, as well as poetry, beat-boxing, great conversation, film and comedy - Gideon Coe presents the final live 6 Music Festival show from the Sage in Gateshead.

Taking to the airwaves, as the headliners complete sell-out sets, expect live music from the likes of The Charlatans, Jon Hopkins, The Maccabees, and a great deal more.