6 Music Festival 2022: how to get tickets for Cardiff BBC event - who’s on the line-up with Pixies and IDLES?

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‘Lockdowns have kept us apart since 2020, so this year’s gigs in Cardiff are going to feel super-charged’

Cardiff will host this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.

Announcing the line-up for the event on Tuesday (15 February), presenters Huw Stephens and Mary Anne Hobbs confirmed the festival will take place from Friday 1 - Sunday 3 April.

The festival will see live performances, DJ sets and more across multiple venues in Wales’ capital city, including St David’s Hall, The Great Hall and Tramshed.

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6 Music DJ Mary Anne Hobbs said: “The most exciting element about the 6 Music Festival is the coming together, in a physical space, of our beloved 6 Music listeners and the staff at the station, with artists we love.

“Lockdowns have kept us apart since 2020, so this year’s gigs in Cardiff are going to feel super-charged.”

Here is everything you need to know about it.

Who’s on the line-up?

The line-up features Little Simz, Khruangbin, Father John Misty (performing with members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales), IDLES, Bloc Party, Johnny Marr, and special guests Pixies.

Other names announced include beabadoobee, Self Esteem, Sports Team, and Wet Leg and more will also be performing.

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Plus, audiobooks, Big Joanie, Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18, Cat Power, Curtis Harding, David Holmes, Deyah, Elkka, Emma-Jean Thackray, Ezra Collective, Georgia Ruth, Green Gartside, Gruff Rhys, Gwenno, H. Hawkline, Ibeyi, Ibibio Sound Machine, Lucy Dacus, Mykki Blanco, Obonjayar, Orlando Weeks, OVERMONO, Porij, Sherelle, The Bug Club, The Mysterines, and more will also be performing.

There will be events during the day as well as at night; 6 Music Festival By Day events will take place at Tramshed and By Night events at St David’s Hall, The Great Hall and Y Plas.

The Tramshed venue will also host 6 Music Late, a club night featuring 6 Music DJs and special guests, which follows the 6 Music By Night live gigs.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for each separately ticketed event will be available from 10am on Thursday 1 February at bbc.co.uk/6musicfestival.

How can I enjoy it at home?

If you can’t make it to the festival in person, never fear.

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6 Music presenters including Cerys Matthews, Lauren Laverne, Mary Anne Hobbs, Steve Lamacq, and Tom Ravenscroft will be broadcasting from Cardiff over the course of the weekend.

They’ll be bringing live music, interviews, DJ sets and more from the festival; BBC Radio Wales will also broadcast highlights and a number of the events live.

Highlights from the festival will also be viewable on BBC iPlayer over the course of the weekend and for 30 days afterwards, and BBC Four will revisit some of the best moments from the festival with a special programme to be aired at a later date.

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