BBC 6 Music Festival is heading to Glasgow – and the lineup is out

BBC 6 Music Festival is heading to Glasgow – and the lineup is out

Depeche Mode are Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher

BBC 6 Music Festival will take place in Glasgow this year, across various venues in the Scottish second city.

The Barrowlands, St Luke’s, SWG3 and the city’s O2 Academy will all host bands as part of the fourth edition between 24-26 March.

Depeche Mode top the bill in the week following the release of their new album Spirit, with new single Where’s The Revolution out now.

Other heavyweight names for 2017 include GoldfrappRideThe Jesus and Mary Chain and Belle and Sebastian.

The Shins and Cate Le Bon will also perform as part of a lineup with something of a throwback feel.

Very few young bands feature, although Car Seat Headrest and hip-hop star Loyle Carner are both part of the extended lineup.

HoneybloodWarpaintFather John Misty and Future Islands are other highlights on the schedule.

6 Music Festival first take place in 2014, billed by the BBC as an event for artists that “share the alternative spirit of the network”.

Reviews for the three editions to date have been mixed, from criticism in the debut year, to acclaim for the second event in Newcastle.

Last year’s festival took place in Bristol, featuring Foals, Bloc Party and Everything Everything.

Tickets for 6 Music Festival go on sale this Friday at 10am. More information is available from the BBC website.

The Modern Record