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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival coming to Glasgow in March… Depeche Mode to headline!

UK: Depeche Mode are to headline the 6 Music Festival 2017 which takes place in Glasgow from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March. It will be their first live UK show since 2013, and they’ll be performing tracks from their new album Spirit along with classic hits.


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Depeche Mode will play at the iconic Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom venue on the night of Sunday 26 March. It will be their first live UK show since 2013, and they’ll be performing tracks from their new album Spirit along with classic hits. The last time that Dave, Martin and Andy performed at the 2,000 capacity Barrowland Ballroom was over three decades ago, in 1984 for their Some Great Reward tour.

Broadcasting her BBC Radio 6 Music show live from Glasgow School of Art today, Lauren Laverne revealed the full festival line-up – one which encapsulates the alternative spirit of the network – across the weekend: Goldfrapp, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle & Sebastian, Anna Meredith, Bonobo, Ride, Cate Le Bon, The Shins, Future Islands, Sparks, Sleaford Mods, Songhoy Blues, Car Seat Headrest, Warpaint, Loyle Carner, Grandaddy, The Lemon Twigs, Honeyblood, DUDS, Dutch Uncles, Forest Swords, Gaika, Girl Ray, Haley Bonar, Julia Jacklin, Kadhja Bonet, Sacred Paws, Thundercat, and Whitney; with a DJ set from James Lavelle (UNKLE) on Sunday night at Barrowlands ahead of Depeche Mode.

The 6 Music Festival takes place at venues across the city – O2 Academy, Barrowland Ballroom and St Luke’s. Plus 6 Music Festival Late takes place at SWG3 on Saturday 25 March from 11pm-3am. It features DJ sets from Simian Mobile Disco, Nightwave, Optimo, Nan Kolè, Dusky, Rebecca Vasment, Lindstrøm, Jungle, MWX, K4CIE, Femme Fresh, Junglehussy, Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Happy Meals and 6 Music’s Nemone.

Also announced today is the line-up for 6 Music Festival By Day – a celebration of live music, conversation, comedy and spoken word which takes place at Glasgow’s Tramway on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March from 11am till 5pm. Highlights include performances from Father John Misty, Edwyn Collins, Sinkane, Temples, Emma Pollock and The Wedding Present, plus appearances from John Lydon, Anna Meredith and Ian Rankin.

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