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6 Music Festival highlights plus a celebration of Gil Scott-Heron

Mark and Stuart reflect on last weekend's 6 Music Festival and - marking the 70th anniversary of his birth - celebrate the work of Gil Scott-Heron.

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie present a feast of great music and chat for weekend breakfast.

On today's show... a selection of highlights from last weekend's 6 Music Festival in Liverpool. Plus, Mark and Stuart celebrate the work of influential musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron who would have turned 70 this week.

Catch up on the best music and entertainment stories of the past week in ‘This Week In Music’.

You can take part in The Chain, choosing a track for our world-famous list of interconnected songs, as it approaches number 8000! With a selection of music old and new to get the weekend started.

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Sat 6 Apr 2019 07:00

Music Played

  • Radiohead

    Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

    • In Rainbows.
  • Jon Hopkins

    Luminous Beings

    • Domino.

    In Your Eyes (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)

    • Innovative Leisure.
  • Roxy Music

    For Your Pleasure

  • Lizzo

    Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott)

    • Atlantic Records.
  • Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

    Perfect Skin

    • Polygram TV.
  • The Black Keys


    • Warner Records.
  • Chaka Khan


    • Sampled (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Stardust

    Music Sounds Better With You

    • Roule.
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard


    • Flightless.
  • Julian Cope

    Promised Land (6 Music Festival 2019)

  • My Bloody Valentine

    Only Shallow

  • Fontaines D.C.


    • Partisan Records.
  • Kenny Knots

    Watch How The People Dancing

    • Unity Sound.
  • Peter Schilling

    Major Tom (Coming Home)

    • Warner Music UK Limited.
  • Stealing Sheep

    Show Love

    • Heavenly.
  • Flamingods


    • Levitation.
    • Moshi Moshi.
  • Shirley Ellis

    Soul Time

    • Demon.
  • Richard Hawley

    Off My Mind

    • BMG.
  • The Good, the Bad & the Queen

    Lady Boston (6 Music Festival 2019)

  • Interpol

    Fine Mess

    • Matador Records.
  • The Icicle Works

    Love Is A Wonderful Colour

    • Beggars Banquet.
  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    Wanna Come Down

    • Merge Records.
  • Fujiya & Miyagi


  • The Chemical Brothers

    We've Got To Try

    • Virgin EMI.
  • Hot Chip

    Sabotage (6 Music Festival 2019)

  • The Beginning of the End

    Funky Nassau (part one)

    • Warner Bros..
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Bombs Away

    • LuckyMe.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Whitey On The Moon

    • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
    • Flying Dutchman.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron & Brian Jackson

    Shut 'Um Down

    • Arista.
  • slowthai

    Peace Of Mind

    • Method Records.
  • Delta 5

    Mind Your Own Business

    • Rough Trade.