Paul McCartney returns to Maida Vale Studios with live gig for 6 Music

Ex-Beatle to take to same stage he played on with Beatles - and you can win tickets to watch him

Paul McCartney is to be the star attraction at next month’s 6 Music Live at Maida Vale.


The ex-Beatle will join will join Goldfrapp, Manic Street Preachers and Sigur Rós in the week of live playing presented by Lauren Laverne.

Starting on October 14 with Minnesota five-piece Politica followed by Godfrapp the next day, the live performances will be part of Laverne’s show between 10am and 1pm.

McCartney will take to the Maida Vale stage on Wednesday October 16, returning to the same BBC studios he played in with John, George and Ringo in the 60s.

The Manic Street Preachers will play the following day with Icelandic band Sigur Ros rounding off the week on Friday with their first ever live session for BBC Radio 6 Music.

Tickets for all the performances are available from the 6 Music website with registration open until 7pm on Friday 27 September.


Jeff Smith, Head of Music for Radio 2 and 6 Music, said:“6 Music Live at Maida Vale has come of age in 2013. And to have such a diverse line-up including the world’s most loved singer songwriter is a dream come true, especially for the lucky listeners who will also be able to watch Paul McCartney perform live.”