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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival to take place in Cardiff

By | Published on Wednesday 16 February 2022

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The BBC Radio 6 Music Festival will make its fully-fledged post-COVID return this year, taking place across multiple venues in Cardiff. Among the line-up are Little Simz, Father John Misty, Idles, Pixies, Beebadoobee, Mykki Blanco, Self Esteem and more.

“After two years, it feels very special to say that the 6 Music Festival is back with a bang in Cardiff”, says Head Of BBC Radio 6 Music, Samantha Moy. “This is a city which has always had a thriving music scene and I can’t wait to bring the 6 Music family, of both presenters and listeners, together for the magic of the 6 Music Festival”.

Particularly pleased that the 6 Music Festival is coming to his home city is 6 Music presenter Huw Stephens, who adds: “It’s great news that the 6 Music Festival is coming to Cardiff. We love our live music here; gigs and club nights are a massive part of what makes Cardiff special, and live music is in our blood. We also love BBC Radio 6 Music and to have this incredible festival happening here at this important time in live music venues’ recovery is really exciting”.

The annual festival has, of course, been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year live performances did go ahead, but no live audiences were allowed in. They still went out on the radio though, obviously.

The 2022 festival will take place on 1-3 Apr, with tickets going on sale tomorrow morning. Find out more here.