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6 Music's 10th Birthday Celebrations

Orbital, Laura Marling and Gruff Rhys will join the party

  • 06/02/2012
  • Sinead Garvan
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This March, BBC 6 Music turns the grand old age of 10.

To celebrate this very special anniversary, some of the station's favourite artists are joining us for a series of exclusive live shows.

Lauren Laverne will taking up residency at the world famous Maida Vale studios for one week between Monday 12 to Friday 16 March.

She will have a variety of guests throughout the five days including Spiritualized and Orbital.

Phil Hartnoll told us he is really proud to be taking part: 

"I think it is a brilliant radio station, for me it takes over from where John Peel left off to be honest but not just one night, it's 24/7."

"We haven't actually worked out a set list yet but we are definitely playing some new tracks off the album."

As well as the Maida Vale sessions, there will be a special night of music on Friday 16 March at the Southbank Centre in London.

Laura Marling, Anna Calvi and Gruff Rhys are some of the names on the line-up.

As are relative newcomers Lianne La Havas and Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny.

Beth is also delighted to be involved: 

"This is exciting for us as we are genuine huge fans of 6 Music.

I like the fact that a lot of the DJ's either are or were musicians themselves."

There will be more announcements to come, so stay tuned to BBC 6 Music.

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