Following literally days of speculation, BBC 6 Music have confirmed that the station will hold its annual festival in Glasgow – and have hidden tickets for shows, which (may) include sets from Depeche Mode and the Jesus and Mary Chain, at independent record stores across the city
Lauren Laverne announced a mix of acts including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Sparks, Future Islands, Goldfrapp, Sleaford Mods, Grandaddy and Warpaint for the event, which for the first time will take place over three days, over the weekend of March 24-26.
Friday sees the Jesus and Mary Chain headline the Barrowland, while Goldfrapp, Sparks and Future Islands play the O2 Academy, and Cate Le Bon, along with Dutch Uncles, plays St Jude’s.
Saturday sees an all-dayer at the Tramway with acts ranging from the Blue Nile’s Paul Buchannan to Craig Charles, plus ‘in conversation’ events with John Lydon and Edwyn Collins.
Optimo headline a late night event at SWG3. and the Barowlands slot is taken up by Grandaddy and The Shins.
Sunday similarly has a multi-act lineup at the Tramway with The Pastels and The Wedding Present rubbing shoulders with Ian Rankin, while at the Barrowlands, Depeche Mode. Belle and Sebastian play the O2 Academy and Anna Meredith headlines the St Lukes roster.
Day tickets for Barrowland and Academy shows come in at £30, with the Saint Luke’s shows priced at £20, and the Tramway daytime shows just a tenner. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday February 24.
There are also limited tickets hidden within record sleeves at some of Glasgow’s indie record shops. Look, that’s all they said.
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