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Another music boost for city

BBC 6 Music Festival heads to Glasgow

Lauren LaverneMore than 50 acts are to appear during a BBC festival of music in Glasgow next month.

Barrowlands, the O2 Academy, St Luke’s, SWG3, Tramway and King Tuts Wah Wah Hut will feature as part of the BBC 6 Music Festival.

The five-day event was previously held in Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle and BBC Scotland has been in negotiations for more than a year to bring the event to Glasgow.

It will run from 22-26 March and will be broadcast live on 6 Music and on the BBC Red Button Site, with highlights also going out on BBC 2 Scotland and BBC Four.

BBC presenter Lauren Laverne launched the event today with Scotland’s makar Jackie Kay.

Ms Laverne said: “I love Glasgow and have so many great memories of the city, and the 6 Music Festival is sure to create some more. The music is going to be awesome.”

Sharon Mair, music and events editor at BBC Radio Scotland, said: “I am delighted that BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 6 Music are working closely to together to bring fantastic music to our audiences.”

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cate Le Bon, Goldfrapp and Sparks are among the confirmed acts.

The event is another boost to the city’s music status after confirmation that the TRNSMT festival will be staged on Glasgow Green, replacing T in the Park, in July.

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