Published Nov 29, 2014This Christmas, BBC Radio 6 will become a winter wonderland for fans of forward-thinking pop from forward-thinking women. From December 24 to 26, the station has recruited what they dub "the Three Wise Women" to host three days of programming. These women are St. Vincent's Annie Clark, Goldfrapp's Alison Goldfrapp and Neneh Cherry.
Each woman will curate several hours of programming, including a two-hour show that features music, discussion and a "Wise Gift" track. They'll also choose material for other parts of the day, including documentaries and the Album of the Day.
Clark will take on the first day of programming on Christmas Eve. "I've had the pleasure to be picked as one of The Three Wise Women, to play some of my favourite tracks and perhaps introduce 6 Music's listeners to some music they don't know but might love, and then some things they probably do know and hopefully also love," she said in a press release. "I'm really excited to get started."
Up next, Neneh Cherry will run the show on Christmas Day. "I'm honoured and touched and, in fact, quite amazed to be one of 6 Music's Wise Women this Christmas," she said. "I don't know about the wise bit, but none the less it's happening and I find myself in the best female company of the genius beauties St Vincent & Alison Goldfrapp. The BBC has a vast library of music and documentaries, so to have access to this world is a dream come true, or maybe the best Christmas present ever! A journey through the left field, new school, old school, now, and the future."
Finally, Alison Goldfrapp will take the reins on Boxing Day. "I'm delighted to have been chosen by BBC 6 Music as one of their 'Wise Women' this Christmas," she added. "I've been looking forward to digging through 6 Music's incredible archive of music and documentary content and presenting my personal favourites to the station's listeners, alongside the brilliant Neneh Cherry and St Vincent. It will be a Christmas treat both for me and hopefully for all of you listening at home."
If you'd like to ditch your family and tune in to BBC Radio 6 over the holidays, the station can be streamed here.