BBC Radio 6 Music festival to return to Greater Manchester in March 2024 with events at area's iconic venues

Further details of the festival will be announced in the coming weeks
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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is coming to Greater Manchester in March 2024. This is the second year the festival will be taking place after it was confirmed its new permanent home would be in the region.

 The festival is the flagship festival of the radio station. It will once again offer a mix of daytime, evening and late-night events from the region’s most iconic  venues. 

The full line-up and venues will be announced in the New Year. Many of 6 Music’s presenters will also be broadcasting their shows live from MediaCityUK in Salford and from the festival venues during the event.

The festival first took place in 2014 and at first it took place in towns and cities across the UK. Manchester was one of these, as were the likes of Liverpool, Glasgow and Cardiff. 

Earlier this year, it was announced that the festival would get a permanent home in Greater Manchester. This meant that the 2023 event was the first with the region as its full time destination. 

Performing at the 2023 festival were Loyle Carner, joined by the AMC Gospel Choir, Christine and the Queens. Also playing were Arlo Parks, with the world-exclusive performance of her latest music and guest appearances from Romy and Tom Coll of Fontaines D.C.

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival returns in March 2024BBC Radio 6 Music Festival returns in March 2024
BBC Radio 6 Music Festival returns in March 2024

In 2024, the festival will take place from March 7 to 10. Further details including tickets will be confirmed at a later date. 

Samantha Moy, Head of BBC Radio 6 Music says: “Last year’s festival was a triumph – amazing artists, distinctive and world-exclusive performances and a true celebration of Greater Manchester’s ever-flourishing music scene. This year we’re back to the Festival’s home to bring you your favourite bands and artists with a 6 Music Festival twist. See you in March!”