Glasgow will host this year’s 6 Music festival, it has been reported.
Rumours that the annual live event curated by the BBC’s alternative digital music station will take place north of the border have, it seems, been conformed by a report in The Herald.
Although no headliners have been confirmed as yet, The xx have been widely quoted as one act who will be officially announced on Tuesday 21st, on the Lauren Laverne show.
If that is the case then the Mercury prizewinners would play in Glasgow on the weekend of March 18.
Another unnamed Scottish musician confirmed that the festival would take place in March, but was awaiting confirmation details.
The once-yearly collection of live shows is usually announced in December, with the two-day festival taking place in February. Last year’s Bristol incarnation ran from 17-19th February with more than 50 acts taking part, including Primal Scream, Underworld, Buzzcocks Foals, Suede, Laura Marling and Savages.
Speculation has been taking place on the efestivals forum since earlier this year with fans believing that the lack of announcement meant budget-constraints had caused the annual event to be canceled, so whatever happens, Tuesday’s announcement will be welcomed by music fans somewhere in the UK…
On an unconnected note, the rejection of plans for a separate ‘Scottish Six’ news programme will, it’s reported, be announced by the BBC’s Director General, Lord Tony Hall, at Holyrood on Thursday.