Steve Lamacq is taking his BBC Radio 6 Music show to five UK cities during Independent Venue Week 2020, which celebrates smaller and grassroots music venues.
As part of the 6 Music Homecoming Tour, Steve will broadcast his show live from the tour bus as it visits a different music venue each day.
From Monday 27 to Friday 31 January the bus will take Steve to Newcastle, Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter and Brixton. He’ll have artists as guests on his show (4pm – 7pm) who will be in session and interviewed on the bus. They’ll talk about why they have a special connection to that city and venue.
On the Monday the tour bus will be in Newcastle at The Cluny where Steve will be joined by singer and songwriter Nadine Shah who is from Whitburn, South Tyneside and has performed at the venue many times.
On Tuesday, Steve’s in Sheffield live from the tour bus at The Leadmill, where musician and singer Rebecca Lucy Taylor of Self Esteem joins him. She’s from Sheffield and has played The Leadmill, which is the city’s longest running music venue.
Steve will be at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on Wednesday with Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals being interviewed and in session.
Thursday sees Steve in Exeter at The Cavern, with Frank Turner on his show, who has performed at the venue many times since he began touring in 2002.
The last stop for the tour on Friday is the Windmill Brixton in London where Steve will broadcast his show live from inside the venue. His guest will be Anna Calvi who is IVW’s ambassador for 2020. The London born singer and guitarist is a three-time Mercury Prize nominee.
Speaking about the 6 Music Homecoming Tour, Steve Lamacq says: “January can be a make or break time for small venues, so it’s terrific to be involved in Independent Venue Week again, which was launched specifically to support these places and the artists who thrive in them.
“This time we’re trying to emphasise just how important local venues can be in providing a stage for new artists on their way to bigger success, by taking some of our favourite musicians back to the haunts where they first plied their trade and began honing their songs.”
🗓27th – 31st Jan