The festival will take place at the O2 Academy Newcastle and The Sage Gateshead from 20-22 February.

There will also be a separately ticketed 6 Music Festival By Day in venues across The Ouseburn and Stephenson Quarter areas of the city, 11am-6pm on 21-22 February. That lineup will be revealed on 3 February.

Speaking about the festival, Laverne said: "I'm so excited that this year’s 6 Music Festival is taking us back to my home in the Northeast. It’s going to be an incredible weekend of music, not to be missed. The Festival is a celebration of the music and culture we and our listeners love so much."

For more information, including ticket details, head here.

The lineup so far is as follows:

The War On Drugs
Young Fathers
Maximo Park
Hot Chip
Neneh Cherry
Jon Hopkins
Interpol
Sleater-Kinney (their first UK show in a decade)
Ibibio Sound Machine
Ghostpoet
Villagers
Father John Misty
Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy (performing an 'exclusive collaboration')
The Fall
Jungle
Lonelady
The Charlatans
Wire
Public Service Broadcasting
Gruff Rhys
Royal Blood
Jamie T
King Creosote
Glass Animals
The Cribs
Gaz Coombes
The Maccabees
Mogwai
Simian Mobile Disco
British Sea Power
Django Django
Unknown Mortal Orchestra