BBC Radio 6 Music announces autumn highlights and additions to … – BBC

  • Steve Lamacq has decided to make a well-deserved change to his broadcasting career. He will begin a new weekly show on 6 Music, Steve Lamacq’s Teatime Session, on Monday 8 January (4pm-7pm) and will present his final daily weekday (4pm-7pm) show on the network on Friday 20th October
  • Huw Stephens will launch a brand new Tuesday – Friday (4pm-7pm) show from Tuesday 9th January
  • Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio (currently Sundays, 10pm-12am) will move to Saturdays, 9pm-11pm, from 16th September
  • DJ and electronic musician SHERELLE begins a new weekly show on Saturdays, 11pm-1am, from 16th September
  • Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition returns to 6 Music on Sundays, 10pm-12am from 17th September

Steve Lamacq has decided to make a well-deserved change to his broadcasting career. He will begin a new weekly show on 6 Music, Steve Lamacq’s Teatime Session, on Monday 8 January (4pm-7pm) and will present his final daily weekday (4pm-7pm) show on the network on Friday 20 October. Steve Lamacq’s Teatime Session will see Steve bring listeners his favourite new and classic tracks, as well as live sessions from established bands and emerging artists.

Joining 6 Music, to ease listeners into their evenings from Tuesday – Friday (4pm-7pm), will be Huw Stephens, who begins his new show on Tuesday 9 January 2024. Huw’s show will see him share the music he loves – past, current, live and recorded – with listeners. He will focus on new discoveries and current music obsessions whilst celebrating the alternative music 6 Music listeners love.

Huw’s programme will be broadcast from BBC Central Square, Cardiff as part of the BBC’s Across the UK plans, allowing the BBC to better reflect, represent and serve all audiences. He will continue to present a weekly show on BBC Radio Wales every Monday (7-10pm) and his Welsh language show on BBC Radio Cymru every Thursday (7-9pm).

Huw, along with other 6 Music presenters, will deputise for Steve from Monday 23 October until Friday 5 January (4pm-7pm).

Steve Lamacq says: “I love music and I love radio. Music radio has been my life for the past 30 years – and 6 Music has been my home for 20 years of them – and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. But I have another life now which is very important to me.

“It’s been terrific doing six shows a week, but what with all the prep work for the programmes and the ever-increasing volume of new music to listen to, there’s not been nearly enough time left over for my family. And to be honest, after nearly 40 years at the coalface of new music, I think I need a bit of breather.

“Plus, there are other things I’m keen to do. Not least seeing if there’s a more practical role I can play in supporting the live music circuit and the venues across the country that I owe so much to.

“But of course, my heart still lives for discovering and nurturing new bands, so I’m really pleased that these changes mean I can stay at 6 Music, while allowing more time to go searching for emerging artists, who I’ll be channelling into the new Monday show. There’ll be live sessions, interviews, some amazing archive and fingers crossed, at some point, the future of rock and roll.”

Huw Stephens says: “6 Music means so much to all of us who listen. It really is a community. To join the station with my own show is such an honour, especially taking over from Steve Lamacq who is staying on 6 with a new show. Steve has been a music mentor to all of us, his recommendations, thoughts and guidance in music is a huge part of who I am today and to call him a friend as well as a colleague means a great deal. I look forward to spending time with the 6 Music listeners every day, sharing new music and celebrating the music we love. So to everyone who’s asked me over the years, ‘when are you getting your own show on 6?’, the answer is ‘soon!’ See you on the airwaves!”

Samantha Moy, Head of BBC Radio 6 Music says: “Steve Lamacq is a legend. Blur, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine, IDLES, Self Esteem, Fontaines D.C., Wet Leg. Committed, passionate, with a knack for finding the diamond in the rough, he is one of our finest. While we were tucked up in bed, he was at a gig, watching someone unheard or unsigned, that he’ll play on the radio, who might then become your new obsession. Over thirty years is a long time to be doing that every day of the week, 20 years of them at 6 Music. He tells me it’s time to take it easier and so I’m very happy that his new programme, Steve Lamacq’s Teatime Session, will give him the space to do just that, while continuing to support the music he loves – right here on 6 Music.

“Huw Stephens is a champion of unsigned and emerging artists and his commitment lasts the course. An early supporter of artists including HAIM, Wolf Alice, Disclosure, Loyle Carner and Little Simz, to name a few, he is known and respected across the music industry and is loved by our listeners too. When Steve told me he wanted to do less, there was only one person who would rise to the challenge. It is an absolute pleasure to have Huw Stephens join our presenting line up full time here on 6 Music.”

Rhuanedd Richards, Director of BBC Wales says: “Huw Stephens is a talented presenter and we are so proud to work with him at BBC Wales, so we’re thrilled with the news that he will now become a regular voice on 6 Music. We’re delighted too that our broadcasting centre in Cardiff will become the home of Huw’s new show. 6 Music will become the latest BBC network radio station to broadcast from Wales every week – joining Radio 4, Radio 3, Radio 2 and, from next week, Radio 1. Croeso cynnes i Gymru 6 Music!”

From Saturday 16 September, Don Letts will bring his Culture Clash Radio show to Saturday nights, 9pm-11pm. Don, who currently presents on Sundays, 10pm-12am will continue to span the musical spectrum with an eclectic selection that’ll move, groove and soothe.

The first hour will continue the weekend soundtrack, featuring a mix of upbeat music which takes in everything from dub and dance, punk and pop, to soul and hip hop. Then from 10pm, Don will flip the mixtape and slow the flow, getting deep with tracks from beyond the realms of the dancefloor.

Don says: “I’m moving to a new time slot but the Rebel Dread remains the same. So get ready to move on up, get on down and occasionally slip sideways with a selection that’s wicked, wild and well versatile. This’ll be Culture Clash Radio in a different style.”

Each week, Don’s show will be followed by SHERELLE (11pm-1am), who will bring a mix of high tempo electronic music to listeners. With her encyclopaedic knowledge of jungle and footwork, and her love of electronic music of all kinds and eras, SHERELLE provides a snapshot into her musical mind. She’ll also invite new and established DJs and artists to the show for conversation and guest mixes in the final 30 minutes of each show.

SHERELLE says: “It’s an absolute honour to be given a show on 6 Music. I am gagged but ready to work super hard in pushing my scene, which is so heavily supported by the likes of Jamz Supernova, Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson already. I have a very unique perspective and music taste which ranges so far and wide so I am really excited to bring that to 6 Music. I would love to thank 6 Music for the opportunity and Mary Anne, Tom Ravenscroft, Jamz and Gilles for their support and radio play over the years. Just massive love to the 6 Music family. Glad to officially be a part of it!”

The Blessed Madonna, who currently presents on BBC Radio 6 Music on Saturdays, 9pm-12am will present her final show on Saturday 2 September.

The Blessed Madonna says: “Being a part of the BBC was a dream so big and incomprehensible that I barely dreamed it. The night of my first episode was the beginning of a journey that has been long and yet so short. Since the return of touring and record making, I’ve been like the lady at the circus spinning plates. I didn’t want to drop this plate but I’ve had to make the gutting decision to pass on the torch. I want to thank all of you listeners around the world who have faithfully tuned in and written to say you heard a song that meant something to you, the guests I’ve been proud to have on the show and my colleagues at 6 Music and We Are Grape. I have a feeling this isn’t a farewell, but see you later and until then, stay blessed.”

Also on 6 Music this autumn, Cillian Murphy begins a brand new 10-part series of Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition, airing weekly from Sunday 17 September (10pm-12am).

Cillian Murphy says: “It’s been a while, but I am thrilled to be back playing tunes on 6 Music, my favourite radio station in the world… the show will be a sound collage of new, old and limited edition tunes for your discerning ears… can’t wait.”

The new series sees Cillian discuss some more of his favourite music, as he brings listeners a nocturnal playlist to end the weekend. He’ll share songs from all corners of his record collection and share why they hold a special place in his life. Cillian is no stranger to 6 Music and has presented numerous programmes on the network since 2013. The first series of Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition aired in autumn 2020, with the second in autumn 2021. Artists whose records were featured across these two previous series include Bicep, Big Thief, Carly Simon, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Julia Holter, Laura Marling, Laura Veirs, Madlib, Marvin Gaye, Max Richter, Micah P. Hinson, Nick Cave, Nils Frahm, Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Prince, The Stooges, Thin Lizzy, Thom Yorke, Wu-Lu and many more.

Samantha Moy says: “Saturday nights on 6 Music in the hands of The Blessed Madonna have been a joy. I’d like to thank her for her brilliant contribution to the network since she joined us in early 2021 and wish her the very best as she continues her successful career as a DJ and artist.

“We have been fans of SHERELLE here at 6 Music for some time and I know that she, along with the mighty Don Letts – who we have been privileged to have on the network since 2009 – will continue to make Saturday nights as eclectic, insightful and fun as they have ever been.

“I know how much our listeners love Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition – his musical choices, stories and company, so I am thrilled that he’ll be back with us for another series this autumn.”

From Sunday 26 November, Lose Yourself With…, 6 Music’s weekly show which invites listeners to escape with two hours of music that whisks them away to a virtual destination will move to the new timeslot of Sundays, 10pm-12am. The programme is currently broadcast on Sundays 12am-2am.

About Steve Lamacq

Steve is one of 6 Music’s longest serving presenters, known and cherished in the music industry for his discovery and championing of new music. He first broadcast on 6 Music on Saturday afternoons in 2003 and Sundays in 2004, before moving to weekdays, 4pm-7pm, in April 2005. Starting as a journalist with the NME in 1987, his BBC career began in 1993, co-hosting The Evening Session on BBC Radio 1 with Jo Whiley. The Evening Session quickly became one of the most influential music programmes of the era. Steve continued to broadcast on Radio 1 – hosting shows including Lamacq Live and In New Music We Trust until 2009. Between 2007 and 2009, he was presenting on Radio 1 and 6 Music as well as on Wednesday evenings on BBC Radio 2. Steve has played an instrumental role in the careers of many artists over his career, both as a writer and a broadcaster – including Blur, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Coldplay, Muse, IDLES, Florence + the Machine, Bloc Party, Strokes, The xx, Wet Leg, Fontaines D.C. and Yard Act – and is one of the most revered musical tastemakers of his generation.

About Huw Stephens

Throughout his career, Huw has built a solid reputation within the music industry as a prominent supporter of new and unsigned talent. He began broadcasting on the BBC in 1999, when aged 17, he became the youngest ever DJ on BBC Radio 1, championing the music scene of his home country of Wales, as part of the station’s Nations output. He made his debut as a national broadcaster in 2005, presenting the station’s OneMusic show. Since then, he’s presented their BBC Music Introducing show, championing artists including Little Simz, HAIM, Loyle Carner and Wolf Alice in their early careers. Huw has regularly deputised for presenters on 6 Music and broadcasts from Glastonbury on 6 Music and BBC iPlayer. He is a presenter on BBC Radio Cymru in the Welsh language and on BBC Radio Wales. Huw has also presented on BBC Radio 4 and hosted documentaries on Welsh Art and Music for BBC Wales. He is also the creator of Sŵn music festival in Cardiff and the co-founder of the Welsh Music Prize.

About Don Letts

Don Letts’ reputation as a broadcaster, DJ, Grammy Award winning film director and musician has been firmly established by a substantial body of work. He came to prominence as the DJ that turned a generation of punks onto reggae at the UK’s first punk venue, The Roxy, in 1977. It was there that he adopted a punk DIY ethos to make his first film, The Punk Rock Movie, featuring Sex Pistols and many others. He went on to direct hundreds of music videos for artists including Public Image, The Clash, Bob Marley, The Pretenders, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Elvis Costello, Black Grape and Sinéad O’Connor. His other film credits include The Clash: Westway to the World (2000), PUNK: Attitude (2005) and numerous others, including for Gil Scott-Heron, George Clinton, Sun Ra and Paul McCartney.

In 1997, he directed his first feature, Dancehall Queen, which was shot on location in Jamaica. His musical projects include Big Audio Dynamite, which he formed in the 80s with Mick Jones of The Clash and which saw him co-write four albums, achieving hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Don has also released several critically acclaimed compilation albums including the most recent Version Excursion for Late Night Tales. He will release his debut solo album, Outta Sync, which features contributions from Hollie Cook, Wayne Coyne and John Cusack, later this year. As a radio broadcaster, in addition to his Culture Clash Radio show on 6 Music, he has presented documentaries about musician Peter Tosh, dub pioneer King Tubby and more. He continues to DJ internationally. In 2021, he released his autobiography, There and Black Again, and in 2022, was the subject of Rebel Dread, a film directed by William Badgely. His contribution to culture has been recognised with honorary doctorates from the Universities of West London, Nottingham and most recently, Middlesex University.


SHERELLE is a DJ and electronic musician from London. She developed a love of dancehall, R&B and hip hop growing up in Walthamstow and got her breakthrough as a DJ performing a Boiler Room DJ set in 2019. Her debut EP, 160 Down the A406 and her fabric presents SHERELLE mix (2021) were both released to critical acclaim.

Other upcoming highlights on BBC Radio 6 Music include: 6 Music’s Northern Soul All-Nighter (Saturday 9th September from 6pm), which includes a Northern Soul Special of The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and a broadcast of Stuart Maconie’s Northern Soul Prom; live coverage of the Mercury Prize 2023 Awards Show at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, presented by Tom Ravenscroft, Deb Grant and Matt Everitt (7th September, 7pm-12am); and 6 Music’s Indie Forever season each Friday in September, which will include deep dives into Artic Monkey’s AM and HAIM’s Days Are Gone to celebrate the 10th anniversaries of these albums and a special Indie Forever themed Back to Back Sounds collection on BBC Sounds.

With a reach of 2.7 million listeners (Rajar Q2, 2023), 6 Music brings a broad range of music and culture beyond the mainstream to music lovers with a curious spirit, combining the cutting-edge music of today with the iconic, ground-breaking sounds of the past 50 years.

Presenters include: AFRODEUTSCHE, Amy Lamé, Cerys Matthews, Chris Hawkins, Craig Charles, Deb Grant, Don Letts, Gideon Coe, Gilles Peterson, Guy Garvey, Huw Stephens, Huey Morgan, Iggy Pop, Jamz Supernova, Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Nathan Shepherd, SHERELLE, Steve Lamacq, Stuart Maconie, Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson.

Steve Lamacq’s Teatime Session (Mondays, 4pm-7pm), Huw Stephens (Tuesday – Friday, 4pm-7pm), Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio (Saturdays, 9pm-11pm), Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition (Sundays 10pm-12am) will be produced by BBC Audio.

SHERELLE (Saturdays, 11pm-1am) and Lose Yourself With… (Sundays, 10pm-12am) will be produced by We Are Grape.


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