Young Fathers, Gossip and The Smile announced as headliners for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2024

6 Music have delivered yet another stellar lineup — the headliners are just the tip of the iceberg.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 18th January 2024

The first acts for this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival lineup have been announced with Young Fathers, Gossip and The Smile, featuring Radiohead legends Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, all confirmed as the headline act on an absolutely stacked roster.

Set to return to 0161 from 7-10 March, with the organisers confirming that Greater Manchester will now be the permanent hub for the festival moving forward, the 2024 venues have also been revealed, including O2 Victoria Warehouse.

With the lineup being announced live on-air by Lauren Laverne earlier this week, the headliners are set to play the iconic old Warehouse Project venue across the three days.

Other big names include Hak Baker, Jordan Rakei and DJ Seinfeld, as well as rising local artists Porij, Witch Fever and the DJ collective Not Bad For A Girl.

There will be further shows like BBC Music Introducing night at Band on the Wall and a debut appearance at YES for the ‘New Music Fix Live’ at YES, as well as club nights at Band on the Wall, Archive and Depot Mayfield.


There are also ‘Morning After Mix’ Live events set for Saturday and Sunday dates at RAMONA, with 6 Music host Jamz Supernova broadcasting her show live from the venue on Saturday 9 March (1pm-4pm) — including a live DJ set from Konny Kon (Children of Zeus) — and Cerys Matthews presenting from RAMONA on Sunday (10am-1pm), also featuring a live DJ set from Femi Koleoso of Ezra Collective.

Speaking on their headline slot, Young Fathers said, “A 6 Music stage has been given to us and the door of endless possibilities has been opened. Beyond anything else, it will be a night to celebrate a wide mix of folk coming together. GERONIMO!”


Another act who is beyond stoked to be playing the festival is CMAT, who added: “My performance at the 6 Music Festival will be the best show you’ll see in your whole entire life!  Expect camp, gay people, energy, country music as well as mediocre guitar playing from me and very good guitar playing from other people.”

We were buzzing with last year’s 6 Music Festival lineup and they haven’t let us down for 2024 either.

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With shows starting from as early as 10am and running all the way up to 3am the following morning, the four-day festival, which starts on Thursday, 7 March and concludes on Sunday, 10 March, is practically going be non-stop music from some of the biggest and best up and coming artists all weekend.

You can find the full lineup, schedule and stage splits across the multiple venues hosting this year’s festival HERE.


Tickets go live from 10am on Thursday, 18 January and, unsurprisingly, they’re set to fly, so grab yours HERE whilst you can.

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Featured Images — WFUV Public Radio (via Flickr)/Gossip (via IG)/The Smile (via IG)