BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINERS OF BBC 6 MUSIC FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 26th @ 02 ACADEMY, GLASGOW
Glasgow’s finest, Belle & Sebastian, have announced a triumphant homecoming show as headliners of the BBC 6 Music Festival, where they will be topping the bill at the O2 Academy on Sunday, March 26th. Stuart and Chris from the band joined Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music this morning, where details were revealed of the festival, which will take place in Glasgow between the 24-27th of March. Precocious labelmates Car Seat Headrest will also be making an appearance, playing on Saturday, March 25th at Saint Luke’s. For full details of the BBC 6 Music Festival head to bbc.in/2mhjAHp.
The news follows what is shaping up as a busy year for the six-piece, led by frontman and musical visionary Stuart Murdoch. The band recently announced North American tour dates for the summer, playing a number of fabled venues such as Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl as part of a seven date jaunt. They will be joined on selected dates by an enviable supporting cast – with Spoon, Julien Baker, Andrew Bird and Ex-Hex all having been confirmed.
Belle & Sebastian have been recording new material in their native Glasgow, due to be revealed later in 2017 on Matador Records. In addition to selections from 2015’s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance and the rest of the their iconic catalogue, fans can expect a taste of new music on their upcoming dates.
6 MUSIC FESTIVAL HEADLINE SHOW
Sunday, March 26th – O2 Academy, Glasgow
US TOUR DATES
Thursday, July 27th – Sony Centre, Toronto, ON *
Saturday, July 29th – Panorama Music and Arts Festival, New York NY
Sunday, July 30th – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD ^
Monday, July 31st – North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC %
Wednesday, August 2nd – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA $
Thursday, August 3rd – Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA $
Sunday, August 8th – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA &
* denotes w/ Julien Baker
^ denotes w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% denotes w/ Andrew Bird
$ denotes w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& denotes w/ Spoon,