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
Sleater-Kinney (their first UK show in a decade)
Ibibio Sound Machine
Father John Misty
Kate Tempest and Eliza Carthy (performing an 'exclusive collaboration')
The Fall
The Charlatans
Public Service Broadcasting
Gruff Rhys
Royal Blood
Jamie T
King Creosote
Glass Animals
The Cribs
Gaz Coombes
The Maccabees
Simian Mobile Disco
British Sea Power
Django Django
Unknown Mortal Orchestra